Due to level of competition for entry into undergraduate study, some courses use applicant interviews as part of the recruitment process.
Applicant interviews help our academic and admissions staff to assess your personal attributes as well as your academic qualifications.
The following courses require you to complete an applicant interviews:
School of Education
School of Health, Nursing & Midwifery
School of Media, Culture & Society
School of Science & Sport
You will receive information about your applicant interview as part of the applications process.
Due to the numbers of prospective students applying for each course, applicant interviews tend to be relatively brief. To give yourself the best chance of success at interview you should spend time preparing to present all of your achievements and experiences clearly and succinctly.
The applicant interview is designed to assess the strengths and motivations of prospective students. During the interview you may be asked to:
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of your session.
If you have applied for accelerated entry into year 2 and year 3 of this programme, you will be considered for both at the one interview.
If you have applied for more than one course you may be invited to separate interviews.
If you are successful in your interview, you will receive either a conditional or unconditional offer of study through UCAS.
If you receive an unconditional offer this means you have satisfied all academic elements of the applications process and once you have accepted the offer you will be ready to start at UWS.
If you receive a conditional offer, this means you will need to obtain additional qualifications which will be set out in the offer.
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.