An International University
UWS is a truly international university with origins dating back to 1897. Our degrees will give you a global outlook and prepare you for the best international opportunities available.
UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). In addition, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 90 percent of research at University of the West of Scotland was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised internationally. And, with UWS being crowned Higher Educational Institution of the Year 2022 (The Herald Higher Education Awards) there's no better time to find out why you should choose UWS for your studies.
Alumnus, Alan Jenkins visits our Ayr Campus to find out what has changed since his time at UWS and what it is like to study at the University today.