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with a Festival Flavour!

Our new Lanarkshire Campus is having its first-ever open day on October 27. Find out all that UWS has to offer including course choices and future career paths. You’ll have the chance to speak with our academics and current students to find out more about life and study at UWS.

And this year we are adding a festival flavour with live music from one of Scotland's best emerging bands: The LaFontaines!

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Find your course of interest from our career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and post-experience options.

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 ranked by Times Higher Education in their 2018 World University Rankings as being in the top 3% of universities worldwide, and features in the top 150 of their Young University World Rankings.

The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 ranks us as a top 100 UK university and as the highest in Scotland for both teaching quality and student experience in the following areas:

Physics & Astronomy is also ranked as highest in Scotland for teaching quality.


of UWS graduates are in work or further study research 6 months after graduating

Top 150

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

Top 3%

our ranking by Times Higher Education in their 2018 World University Rankings

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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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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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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