Applying to study a postgraduate taught course at University of the West of Scotland is a simple process through our online application system.
Before you begin your application, it is important to read our step-by-step guide for a smooth and stress-free process.
Decide which course you would like to study at UWS, making sure that it is the appropriate level of study for you.
Find your course of interest from our career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and post-experience options.
Make sure that your academic qualifications and English language levels meet the requirements for your chosen course. Please note that you must be able to provide copies of your degree certificate(s) and academic transcript(s) in English.
Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:
You are required to submit a personal statement as part of the UWS postgraduate taught application process. This is to demonstrate your motivation to study your chosen course at UWS. Points that you should cover in your personal statement include:
After you submit your application, we will send you an email confirming that we have received your application. You will also be given log-in details for the system so that you can track your application.
Once your application has been processed, we will contact you by email to confirm if it has been successful. This will include guidance on how to accept an offer and fee payment if required.
The Admissions team will make one of the following decisions:
The UWS Admissions Policy has been developed to provide transparency in the admissions processes and practices of University of the West of Scotland, ensuring that a quality service is given to all applicants.
Our priority for admissions is to match prospective students with the programme of study that best meets their needs, whilst ensuring that our institutional strategic objectives are met. We are committed to ensuring that our approach to the admissions of students is transparent, fair, honest, consistent, accessible, personalised and timely.