This Policy has been developed to provide transparency in the admissions processes and practices of University of the West of Scotland, ensuring that a quality service is given to all applicants. Our priority for admissions is to match prospective students with the programme of study that best meets their academic needs, vocational needs and individual circumstances, while ensuring that our institutional strategic objectives are met. In achieving this, we make a commitment that our approach to the admissions of students is transparent,fair, honest, consistent, accessible, personalised and timely. Read the Admissions Policy in full here.
Competition for entry to our degree courses is high. Therefore, a number of factors are taken into account when assessing each application:
UWS recognise that our applicants come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience and that they will not all have had the same opportunities to demonstrate their potential. As a result we consider other factors, including:
There are normally only interviews within the following Schools:
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a welcome letter from UCAS confirming your details and the courses you have applied to. Your letter will include your personal ID number which you will need so you can follow the progress of your application and respond to offers using the online UCAS Track service at www.ucas.com
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.