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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 600 universities in their 2020 World University Rankings and in the top 150 in THE’s Young University Rankings 2020. 

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:


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


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

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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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