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Academic Year 2020-21

For detailed information to either help you prepare for your studies at UWS, or to help you as you continue your studies with us - as well as a host of other important information - click below

Information for Students for Academic year 2020-21
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Your professional journey continues here

As Scotland’s leading career-focused university, UWS delivers a wide range of professional courses for individuals and private, public and third sector organisations to fulfil the training and development needs of their employees. From half day workshops, accredited professional certificates to academic modules; whether face-to-face or online, they are all tailor-made to help you take that next step in your career.

 

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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:

  • Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Education
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
  • Physics & Astronomy is also ranked as highest in Scotland for teaching quality
95%

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

97%

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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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. 

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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A mobile phone app produced by UWS researchers to tackle the disproportionate number of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Covid-19 deaths has launched more life-saving features.

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