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DREAMING, BELIEVING, ACHIEVING

UWS offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees designed in partnership with business and industry. Students graduate with internationally recognised qualifications, ready to succeed in the job market.

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Making a Difference

University of the West of Scotland aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Scotland and beyond.

UWS is placed by Times Higher Education in the top 500 universities in their 2019 World University Rankings and in the top 150 in THE’s Young University Rankings 2018. We’re proud to say these positions show our second consecutive rise in THE’s rankings.

The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks us as a top 100 UK university and as the highest ranked post-1992 university in Scotland. We rate highly for teaching quality and student experience in the following areas:

95%

of UWS undergraduates in work or further study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17)

Top 150

our ranking in Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings 2018

97%

of UWS postgraduates in work of further study within 6 months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17)

University Life

Across our four campuses in the West of Scotland - in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Ayr - and our campus in London enjoy access to a wide range of social, leisure and academic facilities to make the most of your time at UWS.

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Research

UWS research work has a tangible, early and positive effect. The innovative technologies we are developing are helping to shape society in Scotland and throughout the world.

In the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) each of our submissions were ranked as international or as world-leading. 

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Business

UWS offers a wide range of commercialisation, consultancy and development opportunities. From specialist expertise and talent, to access to high-quality equipment and facilities, we can benefit commercial businesses, public services and third sector organisations.

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Saturday 16 February 2019

2019 Offer Holder Session - Lanarkshire Campus

Lanarkshire

Come along to our first first offer holder session in Lanarkshire and explore our brand new, £110M, state-of-the-art Lanarkshire Campus, where you will be starting your programme in September 2019.

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Tuesday 26 February 2019

Postgraduate Open Day 2019 - Dumfries Campus

Dumfries

Get yourself down to our Dumfries campus to experience a taste of what being a student with ourselves is like and how we could help get you on your dream career path.

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Thursday 28 February 2019

Postgraduate Open Day 2019 - Ayr Campus

Ayr

Get yourself down to our Ayr campus to experience a taste of what being a student with ourselves is like and how we could help get you on your dream career path.

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Thursday 28 February 2019

London Campus Graduation Ceremony 28/02/2019

London

We look forward to welcoming all our new graduates to the 2019 graduation ceremony for UWS London campus – a very special occasion in the heart of the city.

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Tuesday 05 March 2019

Postgraduate Open Day 2019 - Lanarkshire Campus

Lanarkshire

Get yourself down to our Lanarkshire campus to experience a taste of what being a student with ourselves is like and how we could help get you on your dream career path.

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Saturday 09 March 2019

2019 Offer holder session - Paisley Campus (09/03)

Paisley

Come along and explore our bustling and dynamic Paisley Campus, where you will be starting your programme in September 2019.

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