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UWS ranks high for sports science in global league table

University of the West of Scotland (UWS), which has a reputation for excellence in sport and exercise science, has placed highly in Shanghai Ranking’s ‘Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments’.

Events

UWS-Oxfam Partnership - The Sustainability Challenge

Friday, 25 November 2016 2:00 PM - Friday, 25 November 2016 3:45 PM

The UWS-Oxfam partnership is delighted to invite you to this special policy forum event, ‘The Sustainability Challenge’. The event will see Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome, an organisation which promotes understanding of, and responses to, the global challenges facing humanity, presenting the latest Report to the Club ‘Reinventing Prosperity: Managing economic growth to reduce unemployment, inequality and climate change’.

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

    UWS rated top in the UK for student satisfaction 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 UWS courses for Overall Student Satisfaction in NSS 2016 were: Politics (which was rated 2nd in Scotland); Applied Biosciences; Chemistry; Civil Engineering, and Occupational Safety & Health

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

    With our focus on you as an individual, you’ll have the opportunity to advance personally and professionally, developing the skills that will prepare you for your future career.

    Study in the west of Scotland and choose from a wide range of undergraduate (Bachelor) and postgraduate (Masters) courses with both part-time and full-time study options.

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  • Research Degrees 2016-17

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


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    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2016-17 we are offering a wide range of scholarships and early payment incentives for Research students:

    • Our International Research Excellence Scholarship which is available to all full fee paying, non-EU students, reduces the annual research fees by £3500.
    • Our Early Payment Incentive (Tuition Fees) offers a 10% discount for all self-funding, full fee paying, non-EU students who have paid their tuition fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within one week of formal classes commencing.
    • Our International Accommodation Bursary is also available to self-funding non-EU students on a full-time programme, who are eligible to apply for a 10% accommodation bursary which will be deducted from upfront payment of the cost of accommodation in the University's self-catering residences or flats.

    Contact us for more information.

     * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually