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Located in a vibrant part of the city, a short walk from central London, UWS's London Campus offers modern study facilities and attractive accommodation options in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Close to the City - a global hub for financial and business institutions - the campus is right at the heart of the business world. 

The London Campus is home to nearly 1000 students from all over the world. Experienced teaching staff, many of whom are drawn from outside of the UK, add a global perspective to academic life at UWS. The campus currently offers UWS undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, management, health, social sciences and music. 

  • Opened in 2015 
  • Career-focused Certificates, Bachelor, Masters and Professional Doctorates
  • Over 1000 UWS students from across the globe
  • 15-minute walk from London Bridge underground

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Taught Courses

The courses currently offered at UWS London Campus include:

Business & management: Certificate, Bachelor, Masters & Doctoral study options

Health: Certificate, Bachelor, Masters & Doctoral study options

Certificate & Bachelors:



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

UWS offers opportunities for traditional research degrees (MRes, MPhil, and PhD) at our London Campus. See section below for more details.


Professional Doctorate (DProf):

In addition to offering traditional research degrees, UWS offers a DProf for working professionals. The DProf is a relatively new research degree; it is interdisciplinary in nature, and recognises that real world professional practice problems are dynamic and complex. DProfs facilitate a detailed investigation into the contemporary issues facing your profession and to make a contribution to professional knowledge that is applied and practical in nature.

Music industry & promotion: Masters study options

Social sciences: Masters study options

Research degree opportunities

The University has research degree opportunities in Health, Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering. Postgraduate research degrees from UWS enable you to work at the cutting-edge of your industry or sector and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. For more information please email

Research degree opportunities in health-related areas

UWS is inviting applications from candidates wishing to carry out a PhD in a health-related area under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of experienced researchers. Successful applicants will be based at the University’s new London Campus in the heart of this Cosmopolitan City.

You will join a multidisciplinary team of academic experts and researchers. Your interests will augment our research environment. You will create your own unique contribution and impact the advancement of knowledge.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a higher degree will normally be expected to be the holder of a first or second class honours degree of a university in the United Kingdom or of the former Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA), or of an equivalent qualification. It is expected that applicants will also hold a relevant postgraduate qualification and will be able to demonstrate prior experience of carrying out empirical research. See Background requirements (below) for an outline of subject relevance and research experience.

If English is not your first language, you will be required to show competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 6.5 at postgraduate level with a minimum of 6 in each component.

Background requirements

You should have prior experience of carrying out empirical research, and/or have appropriate research methods training, with an interest in researching a health-related topic.

We would welcome applicants who have completed a BSc (Hons) degree in a Social Science subject, such as:

  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Criminology
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Psychology of Mental Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology and Sociology

or students who have completed a MSc degree that is allied to Medicine, Health and Social Work professions, such as:

  • Sports Science
  • Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Studies
  • Occupational Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Chiropody
  • Sports Psychology


Master of Philospohy (MPhil)

  • Full-time 18-30 months
  • Part-time 48-36 months

Master of Philospohy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • Full-time 36-48 months
  • Part-time 72-84 months
UWS London campus students studying

Learning Space

UWS London Campus offers modern and innovative teaching facilities. The campus is wifi enabled with a spacious computer lab to ensure that all students have free, unlimited access to their email and the internet. A partnership with Microsoft – the Microsoft Campus Agreement – allows access to the latest Microsoft products for use on personal computers, on or off campus.  

The well-equipped classrooms provide a dynamic environment for learning from our experienced teaching staff in addition to the modern and spacious lecture theatre. The library features computer stations for students to access the library catalogue, electronic services and other internet resources as well as providing a quiet study space.

English Language

Gaining entry to a UWS course requires you to be able to demonstrate proficiency in English language. However, UWS also offers pre-sessional English language courses which are designed for students who hold a conditional offer from UWS and need to improve their English language level before starting their degree. 

Find out more about our English languages courses


The UWS London Campus is right in the heart of London and the area surrounding the campus offers plenty of entertainment and relaxation options for anything from a quick study break to a great day out. 

There are numerous coffee shops, cafes and restaurants if you have some spare time between lectures and the surrounding areas offer a wealth of leisure facilities and visitor attractions (eg Borough Market, London Bridge, Southbank and the Old Vic Theatre), so there is a huge range of options on offer to suit all price ranges. There are also a number of leisure centres nearby operated by Southwark Council for taking part in sporting activities. 

Students' Association

UWS has a proactive and dynamic Students' Association and all UWS students automatically become a member of the Students' Association. They are here to support you during your time at UWS and all students can be active in the Students' Association by joining a society or getting support to set one up.  

Societies are a great way for you to make friends and meet new people. They can also allow you to develop some of the skills that you have learned in your studies.


While we do not have UWS-managed student accommodation in London, there are many private rental options for students seeking accommodation. Companies such as Sanctuary Students, Unite Students as well as local letting agents for private flat rental can provide options.

For help and advice, please contact UWS London Campus by emailing 

[Please note that UWS cannot endorse private accommodation or private companies providing accommodation to students]

About London

London, the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, is an incredibly cosmopolitan and dynamic city. With a population of 8.63 million, the city is diverse in nature, with over 230 languages spoken and a wealth of different cultures and communities. There are an almost endless number of visitor attractions including the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, while according to the Globe Shopper City Index, London is also Europe’s best shopping destination.

Living in London

Contact Details


University of the West of Scotland

London Campus

235 Southwark Bridge Road



United Kingdom


Tel: (0)141 848 3047



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