School of Education


UWS Professor putting the focus on young people and social control with new publication

UWS Professor putting the focus on young people and social control with new publication   Professor Ross Deuchar , Assistant Dean (Research, Enterprise and International) of the School of Education, explores and examines young people's experiences of social control and the role of the state in their d


In Conversation with Henry Giroux

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 05 July 2017 8:30 PM

In Conversation with Henry Giroux : Rethinking Education in the Age of Emergent Authoritarianism Wednesday 5th July 2017 | 6pm University of the West of Scotland Room P118, Paisley Campus.

  • Uni Guide

    The School of Education is delighted to announce that in the Compete University Guide 2018, published 26th April 2017, UWS has risen two places to 4th in the whole UK (n=77) in the Education subject league table.

     University Subject Tables

    This is a fantastic performance and a tremendous tribute to the work of everyone in the School.

    Following our success in the Complete University Guide, UWS has now been ranked 13th in the UK for Education in The Guardian University Guide 2018 (n=78). This is a fantastic improvement from 36th last year and places us second in Scotland.





    Welcome to the UWS School of Education webpages. Here you can find information about our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses, view staff profiles, and read about news and events in the School. As you will see, we are very proud of the record of our programmes in the National Student Survey and hope that this will encourage you to engage with us, whatever the stage of your educational journey.

     Professor Donald Gillies - UWS
    (Professor) Donald Gillies,
    Dean of School
     School of Education students graduate with extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained through work-based learning, ensuring that they are more than able to meet the expectations of employers.

    If you would like to know more about the School of Education, its courses, research or any other aspect of studying here, please browse through our school pages.

    In the recently published National Student Survey results (2015) in the category Initial Teacher Training, the BEd degree came out 1st in the whole of the UK for overall satisfaction and also came top in the category of Personal Development. Furthermore, in Scotland, as well as being voted 1st for overall satisfaction, the programme also came 1st in the categories of Teaching Quality, Academic Support & Personal Development. The BA in Childhood Studies achieved a stunning 100% score in the category of overall satisfaction (thus repeating last year’s excellent result).

    Our Childhood Practice Programme received an outstanding 100% Overall satisfaction result.

     *NEW* The School of Education's B.Ed. (Hons) Education degree programme has once again excelled by maintaining an already tremendous 6th place out of 77 UK institutions in the recently-released Complete University Guide (CUG) 2017.

    The School of Education is located across four campuses: Ayr, Hamilton, Paisley and Dumfries. The School office is on the Ayr campus.


  • Wee University Project

    Film produced by David Wilson and Brian Degning
    MA Broadcast Journalism students.

  • School of Education

    Ayr Campus
    University Avenue
    KA8 0SX
    Tel: 01292 886206

  • UWS Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Looking to undertake an advanced but applied research degree; check out our Professional Doctorate degree: 

    Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Professional doctorates are an alternative to the traditional PhD research degree and combine taught elements with applied research to a particular professional domain.

    For more information contact our DProf. course enquiries team: