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Address: University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, Paisley PA1 2BE
Tel: +44 (0) 141 849 4101
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What makes UWS? Is it the inspiring lecturers with years of industry experience? Or is it the career-focused courses designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to succeed? Or could it be hands-on learning and placements where you put theory into practice on real projects? It’s all of these and more. We’re a modern university for the twenty-first century. Join us.


UWS Paisley


UWS is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities, but with origins dating back to 1897. It has a proud record in delivering work-ready graduates and its strong links with business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors help UWS students get ahead.

UWS is an international university with well over 200 global partnerships including 130 across Europe and almost 40 in China. Our students come from over one third of the globe. We’re committed to diversity, collaboration and a curriculum that helps students stand out in the global job market.

The University offers career-focused study options at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in Business; Computing; Creative Industries; Education; Engineering; Health; Life Sciences; Physical & Chemical Sciences; Social Sciences; Sport; and Technology. Research opportunities are also available.


UWS Dumfries campus


Our courses and facilities are constantly adapted and fine-tuned, making you ready for an ever-changing, internationalised world. Get your hands on state-of-the-art equipment across our campuses and put your knowledge into practice in a real-world environment, honing your skills and preparing you for your future career.

  • 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.
  • Ranked in the top 3 Scottish universities for teaching excellence (Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Education degree ranked number 2 in the UK and number 1 in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • 100% overall student satisfaction in Civil Engineering; Engineering Management; Physics; and Physics with Nuclear Technology (National Student Survey 2017)
  • 96% of UWS graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating (HESA 2016/17)


UWS London


Our Scottish campuses, which all have a friendly, community feel, are based in four central locations in the heart of the west of Scotland – Paisley, Lanarkshire, Ayr and Dumfries – offering a gateway to the best of what Scotland has to offer. From the hustle and bustle of Scotland’s energetic cities to enchanting mountain tops, serene glens, mysterious lochs, idyllic white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and even the odd palm tree, we guarantee you, studying in the west of Scotland will leave you with lasting memories.

Our London campus is located in a vibrant part of the city centre and allows our students the chance to experience one of the world’s most famous cities.

Very competitive tuition fees and a range of partial scholarships and bursaries for international students aim to help you realise your full potential. Contact us to find out more.

UWS, Paisley Campus