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 officially recognised by Times Higher Education in top 600 of universities worldwide (2020 World University Rankings) and in top 130 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2021 Young University Rankings).
The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranked 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:
- Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
- Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
- Physics & Astronomy is also ranked as highest in Scotland for teaching quality