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University of the West of Scotland; history, study options etc.

UWS is one of Scotland’s most innovative universities with over 120 years’ history. There’s still time to join any of the career-focused bachelor, master’s and research degrees.

UWS is placed by Times Higher Education in the top 500 universities in their 2019 World University Rankings and in the top 150 in THE’s Young University Rankings 2018.

The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks it as a top 100 UK university and has the highest ranked post-1992 university in Scotland. The school is rated highly for teaching quality and student experience in the following areas:

  • Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Education
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
  • Physics & Astronomy is also ranked as highest in Scotland for teaching quality

As a UWS graduate you will be work-ready and contribute locally and globally.

At UWS your learning and teaching experience will be student-centred, personalised and distinctive, preparing you for a rewarding future. The institution’s cutting edge courses, practical knowledge and intelligent teaching are focused on helping you get ahead. 94% of UWS graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating (HESA Performance Indicator 2015/16). 

Find out more about full-time or part-time undergraduate, post-graduate and post-experience study options in our forthcoming article.

Watch this space….