A proud tradition of excellence

With origins dating back to 1897, UWS is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities. The four UWS campuses cover the west and south-west of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, as well as a new campus in London.

The University occupies an integral position within Scotland’s proud tradition of excellence in education.  Offering career-focused and vocationally-relevant provision, UWS graduates are equipped with relevant skills to make an immediate contribution to industry, business, public and third-sector organisations.

UWS offers Bachelors, Masters and Research degree options, as well as B2B opportunities are available.

University of the West of Scotland is committed to providing students with the best possible facilities to support them in their studies. Each of our campuses at Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, boasts a well-stocked library plus computer laboratories with free e-mail and web access.

Across the full range of subjects, specialised facilities and equipment enable students at UWS to develop their skills and gain practical experience to supplement their theoretical knowledge.

The necessities of life are looked after by our accommodation and catering services, while the Students’ Association and Sports Centres offer plenty of entertainment and leisure opportunities.

The University offers an exciting range of career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate and research study options across Business and Enterprise; Computing and Engineering; Education; Health, Nursing and Midwifery; Media, Culture and Society; and Science and Sport.

International Students

With around 16,000 students – of which there are 1,393 international students from 70 countries – UWS is a truly international university. Our programmes will give you a global outlook, preparing you for the best international career opportunities available.

With a wide range of scholarships and incentives available for full-time study there never has been a better time to study at UWS, check out the courses we have on offer.