Academic Schools


Principal’s Statement on Article 50

University of the West of Scotland is a university with a global brand and an international reach serving students from around 80 nations and with staff from over 30 countries. With more than 110 staff from the European Union and nearly 1200 students from across the EU, it's important to us that all of our colleagues and every student feels valued and supported, in light of the complex political climate that we are operating in.


Creating the future

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 9:30 AM - Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:15 PM

Creating the future - an event for S1-S6 female school students focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths. December 16, 2015, 9.30am-12.15pm, UWS Paisley Campus

  • Top in the UK - 100 percent for overall student satisfaction

    UWS rated top in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016*

    *UWS was rated as top in the UK for a number of undergraduate degree courses in terms of Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. The following undergraduate courses were rated at 100% for Overall Student Satisfaction:

    • Aircraft Engineering
    • Community Education
    • Forensic Science
    • Midwifery
    • Sport & Exercise Science

    In addition, our Chemical Engineering course was rated top in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, and our Education, Psychology and our Drama-related courses were rated top in Scotland for Overall Student Satisfaction. Other highly rated courses were Politics which was rated 2nd in Scotland, as well as our Applied Biosciences, Chemistry and Civil Engineering courses.

    The results of the NSS 2016 (87.1% Overall Satisfaction) places UWS 48th out of 119 UK HE insitutions for student satisfaction which is a significant rise of 16 places from the previous year.

  • UWS Schools

    The University has six academic schools which deliver a range of career-focused and professionally recognised Bachelor and Masters qualifications, as well as research degree opportunities:

  • Undergraduate Prospectuse to download (pdf)