Undergraduate study at UWS

  • Download our 2017 Undergraduate Prospectus (pdf)

  • We offer a wide range of career-focused Bachelor degrees (BA, BAcc, BEng, BSc) which have been designed to ensure that you are able to meet the demands of your chosen profession. Many courses include opportunities for hands-on practical experience in business, industry or the professions, as well as study abroad options to boost your skills, experience and development and many are professionally recognised. You can even choose to study a language as part of your undergraduate studies, and use this to enhance your prospects in the job market.

  • UWS Clearing 2017

    UCAS Clearing 2017

    The SQA Higher results come out on Tuesday 8 August and A Level candidates receive their results on 17 August. This point in the UCAS application cycle is known as Clearing. You now have the opportunity to make a late application for 2017, or to check out availability on our courses if you are not already holding a firm offer from any other university.

    Which courses are availability & entry requirements during Clearing?

    Check our Clearing microsite which lists all of the courses which are open for Clearing applications.

    Entry requirements during Clearing may differ from those published earlier in the cycle on our website, in our prospectus or on the UCAS site for 2017 entry, so vacancies can fill quickly. If you are unsure about what you need for entry, get in touch with one of our advisers. You can call us on 0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 outwith UK) or email uws2017@uws.ac.uk

    When you call or email please try to have your individual Clearing number available, if you have one, as this will be really helpful and can help speed up the enquiry process.

    If you declined an offer from UWS earlier in the cycle you can still get in touch to chat about the options available to you.

    Clearing drop-in advice sessions

    We are holding drop-in sessions for anyone who wants to come in to find out more about our course vacancies, or to ask any questions prior to making a Clearing application. These will be happening on the Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 August on Paisley and Hamilton campuses. For more details see our Open Days and Information Sessions webpage.

    What next?

    If you have already applied to UWS and have any queries in relation to Clearing, your offer, or deferring your place, please email admissions@uws.ac.uk 

    Released by UWS back into UCAS Clearing

    If you no longer wish to study at UWS and wish to be released into clearing please email clearingrelease@uws.ac.uk including your your UWS Banner ID, your full name, the course you applied for and the year of entry (eg BAcc Accounting, Year 1) as providing as much information as possible will help us process your request quickly.

    • Top ranking Undergraduate degrees

      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%:

      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. 

      Other highly rated UWS courses 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.

  • Courses 

    To view our full range of courses, check our Courses A-Z list or our Courses by School.

    If you need some help deciding on a course why not contact us or come to one of our open days.

  • Find out more

    If you want more information about our undergraduate courses including modules studied per year and learning and assessment methods you can check our dedicated catalogue which will allow you to review individual course (programme) specifications. Our dedicated site is called the Programme Spceification and Module Descriptor (PSMD) catalogue.

    The links below will take you a page that will list allow you to view the programme specifications in an A-Z manner. Once you identify yourself as a UWS enrolled student or a member of the public, simply select a letter and the corresponding courses will be displayed in that category.

    PSMD undergraduate courses A-Z  

  • Student Success Stories

  • EU Nationals and Student Funding in Scotland

    Scottish Government has announced that EU students who are studying a course of Higher Education at university in Scotland in 2018-2019 have been granted free tuition for the duration of their course. This means that eligible EU students will continue to have access to free tuition, including tuition fee support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). SAAS will assess applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide funding in the normal way.

    Eligible EU students enrolling September 2017 have already been granted free tuition for the duration of their course. This update confirms that the guarantee already in place for eligible EU students enrolling this year (2017-2018) will be extended to those beginning their studies the following academic year (2018-2019). Check SAAS website for more information on your eligibility.

  • UWS embraces Curriculum for Excellence and welcomes the new Scottish National Qualifications, recognising the importance of the development of key skills, aspirational outlook, knowledge and drive to succeed. View our Curriculum for Excellence Statement in pdf.

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