About University of the West of Scotland

by / Friday, 18 October 2013 / Published in University Of The West Of Scotland

About University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland entrance courtyards


University of the West of Scotland  is one of Scotland’s biggest Modern Universities. It has 4 campuses throughout the west coast of Scotland and offers a diverse range of career focused courses that will prepare you for the working world.

University of the West of Scotland understand that choosing the right university for overseas studies is one of the most important decisions students will make. University of the West of Scotland students value the supportive environment, modern facilities and real-world experience gained while at UWS; many of the students choose University of the West of Scotland  following positive recommendations from friends and family who have previously studied here.

Setting University of the West of Scotland  apart from other modern universities is our strong history, with origins dating back over 100 years, coupled with our fresh thinking, traditional principles and a focus on the individual. Student will develop personally and professionally and learn the skills to prepare you for your future career.

University of the West of Scotland  Strengths


Student will graduate not only with academic skills but also invaluable and essential transferable skills that today’s employers now demand. As a result, your earning power and employability will be greatly increased.

Real-World Learning

The robust links with industry, experienced academic staff and career focused courses will prepare you for the working world and improve your future job prospects.


The University of the West of Scotland offers a strong support system to all its students whether it is relating to studies, career planning or personal well-being.


University of the West of Scotland  academic staff are committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation. This means students will be taught by staff with the most up-to-date relevant knowledge and the ability to respond to changes as they happen.

International Links

University of the West of Scotland  has strong links with over 100 educational partners worldwide which enhance the international opportunities for teaching and learning, research and knowledge transfer. This global outlook gives the students an invaluable international educational experience.

Satisfied Students

In 2013 University of the West of Scotland  was voted Number 1 in Scotland for overall student satisfaction in its Marketing (100%), Chemical Engineering (97%), Forensic Science (96%) and Education (91%) courses (National StudentSurvey 2013). It also did well in Civil Engineering and Filmmaking & Screen-writing coming second in Scotland with 95% and 92% student satisfaction respectively.

At Postgraduate level 93% of our students were also satisfied overall with the university in the Postgraduate Taught Survey (PTES),also carried out in 2013.

University of the West of Scotland Students


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