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University of the West of Scotland offers a range of career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree opportunities across four academic schools.

We combine first-class teaching with modern research facilities, and our research-active teaching staff are dedicated to making a real difference to the world, developing innovative technologies and shaping our society.

Students graduate from UWS with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a successful career in their chosen field.
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Bachelor degrees


UWS’s undergraduate/Bachelor courses (BA, BAcc, BD, BEng, BSc) are career-focused, designed in partnership with business and industry. Students graduate with internationally recognised qualifications, ready to succeed in the job market.

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Masters degrees


Are you planning to update your skills or looking for a new career direction? We offer a wide range of postgraduate/Masters (MA, MBA, MSc) and post-experience taught courses across academic schools designed to help develop your career.

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Research degrees

Doctoral Research

UWS offer a range of applied research programmes and degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD) aligned to our academic schools’ and research institutes' areas of expertise. We also offer new doctorates for professionals (DBA, DProf).

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Getting a taste of UK studies

Summer schools

Would you like to spend your summer studying in Scotland? UWS's summer schools offer international students the opportunity to broaden their horizons, improve language skills and boost employability skills.

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English Language Requirements

Good command of English language

To get the most out of your studies at UWS, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language. All international students must meet our English Language entry requirements.

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English Language Courses

Enhancing your English

Some applicants need additional support to meet our English language requirements. The pre-sessional English language courses at UWS will help you to achieve the necessary skills to study in English.

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Last updated: 08/08/2017