The University of the West of Scotland has four campuses in the heart of west of Scotland precisely in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Ayr and one more campus in central London. The university has developed strong connections with business and industry. The university is comprised of four schools namely:

  • School of Business and Creative Industry
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • School of Education and Social Sciences
  • School of Health and Life Sciences

All the courses offered by the schools are designed with commercial, industrial and professional partners to ensure that the learning meets the practical world. The university has 140 European partners including the universities in Ireland, Germany, France, Finland, Spain, Italy and Cyprus. UWS is an academic partner of the2021 European College of Sport Science Congress being held in Glasgow. The university gives free gym membership for all the students.

The University of the West of Scotland is ranked in the top 3 universities in Scotland for teaching quality and in the top 5 for student experience and graduate prospects, says the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. The university is also ranked number one university in the UK for Teacher Education and ranked number 3 for Civil Engineering, says the Guardian University Guide rankings 2020.

School of Business and Creative Industry

The school of Business and Creative Industry offers a wide range of courses in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Events management
  • Law
  • Human Resources
  • Broadcast Production
  • Film making
  • Commercial Music
  • Journalism

The school focuses on the following research areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED)
  • Centre for Digital Innovation and Enterprise Education
  • Leadership, Organisational Performance and People Management
  • Paisley Centre for Business and Industrial History
  • Popular music, theatre, and visual culture
  • Community regeneration and public art
  • The future of journalism and social media
  • Cultural policy, cultural practice and cultural economy
  • Independent film and transmedia practice
  • Dementia, mental health and the arts

The courses offered by the school are accredited to professional bodies including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).

The university has professional recognition from professional bodies such as Creative Skillset, Avid, JAMES (Joint Audio Media Educational Support).

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences

The school offers a wide range of intensive courses in the following subject areas including:

  • Business Technology
  • Computer Animation Arts
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Forensic Science and more

The school of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences works in close relationships with multinational companies such as IBM, NASA, Rolls Royce, BAe Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, Barr Construction, Arup, BP Oils Ltd., CERN and Network Rail.

All the courses offered in the school are recognised by the professional bodies including:

  • Engineering courses
    • Institution of Civil Engineers
    • Institution of Chemical Engineers
    • Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Computing Courses
    • the British Computer Society
  • Physics courses
    • Institute of Physics
    • Royal Society of Chemistry
    • the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

School of Education and Social Sciences

The school has partnerships with organisations such as Oxfam, Vision Schools Scotland. The school offers courses under three departments namely:

  • Education
    • The department offers undergraduate courses in the subject area including;
      • Childhood Studies
      • Community Education
      • Education
      • English as a Second Language
    • The department provides various facilities such as Libraries with range of resources, Extensive electronic library, Virtual learning environment.
    • BA (Hons) Education programme is ranked as the best in the UK, says the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Social Sciences
    • The department offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the subject areas including;
      • Criminal Justice
      • Psychology
      • Social Sciences
      • Social Work
      • Careers Guidance
      • Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies
      • Public Administration
      • Policy Analysis and Governance.
    • The department offers a criminal justice exchange programme with students from the USA
  • Languages
    • The department offers an opportunity to start learning French, German or Spanish, or to improve previous knowledge in any of these languages.
    • Classes in Arabic or British Sign Language are only offered at beginner’s level.

School of Health and Life Science

The school offers a wide range of courses under the subject areas including:

  • Health
  • Bioscience
  • Social Care
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery

All the courses are accredited from the UNICEF. The courses are also accredited by professional bodies such as:

  • The Health and Care Professions Council
  • Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
  • the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

The school also has research instates namely the Institute of Health and Care Research; Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research (IBEHR); Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science.


95% of undergraduate students and 96.6% of postgraduate students are in work or further study within 6 months of graduating, according to HESA, 2016/17. The campus house some of the UK higher education sector’s most modern and sustainable learning and teaching facilities.

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