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University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(3.8) 464 reviews

Uni rankings and ratings

WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2018 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
105 / 126
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
114th
A modern university for the 21st century
  • UWS’s wide range of career-focused courses are designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to succeed. You’ll gain insight industry from professionals and guest speakers and our hands-on learning and placement opportunities let you put theory into practice on real-life projects
  • We’ve friendly, well-equipped campuses across the west of Scotland in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Ayr and Dumfries within easy travelling distance of Glasgow and Edinburgh; plus a campus in central London.
  • Our fabulous, new £110m campus in Lanarkshire opens September 2018 with state-of-the-art-facilities and learning environments.
  • UWS was officially recognised by Times Higher Education in 2018 as being in the top 3% of universities worldwide and in the top 150 universities under 50 years of age. Our Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering programmes were ranked top in Scotland and 5th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
  • Many of our degree programmes are recognised by the professional bodies, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.
  • 96% of UWS graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating [HESA performance indicator 2016/17]
  • We’ve a range of spacious and affordable on-campus student accommodation available
  • We take a nurturing and personal approach to produce ‘world-ready graduates’. Our students are at the heart of all that we do and our teams aim to provide opportunities for all of our students to succeed.
  • We were winners of the Student Support Team of the Year in the Herald Higher Education Awards 2017 and shortlisted in the Guardian Higher Education Awards 2018 for Course & Curriculum Design for our business school’s use of digital technologies in its innovative approach to teaching.

Key Stats

Student stats
Source: HESA, 2017 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)

80 % FULL-TIME
20% PART-TIME
50 % SCHOOL-LEAVERS
50% MATURE STUDENTS
86 % UNDERGRADUATE
14% POSTGRADUATE

Graduate prospects
Source: DLHE, 2017

% IN JOB OR FURTHER STUDY

Student numbers
Source: HESA, 2017 (note: only applies to undergraduate records)

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

13,005
Is there the option to study abroad at this uni?
Yes

Reviews

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University of the West of Scotland
Forensic Science BSc Hons (Sandwich) BSc (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Second year is very difficult in one module but...

Prze

University of the West of Scotland
Psychology BSc Hons BSc (Hons)
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING

Ok, could be...

Where you'll study

University of the West of Scotland

Paisley Campus High Street Paisley Renfrewshire PA1 2BE United Kingdom Nearest train station: Paisley Canal  0.2 miles away

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