Search the site

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 2019. 

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 2019

97%

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

Student Using Course Search Degree Finder in Scotland | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

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.

University Life

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. 

Discover more with UWS Research

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.

Discover how UWS can help your organisation

Latest Tweets from UWS

UWS
53 minutes ago

Nominations are now open for the 2020 UWS STARS awards, recognising employees who, as individuals or teams, have ma… https://t.co/yKqhAQ5nbr

UWS
1 hour ago

These sessions are open to staff, students and the public, and our team of experts will cover topics such as creati… https://t.co/6cusugd3fu

UWS
1 hour ago

Join the UWS Information Services team in partnership with Renfrewshire Council at Paisley campus for Cyber Awarene… https://t.co/l3p1d3S21k

Latest News & Events

Close