University of the West of Scotland

country rank  114
world rank  2165

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University Overview

Established in 1897, University of the West of Scotland is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Paisley (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Scotland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of the West of Scotland (UWS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 120 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UWS
Founded 1897
Motto Accingere in Ardua
To achieve through hard work

University Location

Address High Street
Paisley (population range: 50,000-249,999)
PA1 2BE Scotland
United Kingdom
T +44 (141) 848 3000
F +44 (141) 848 0812
Other locations Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Paisley Campus
Paisley PA1 2BE
+44 (141) 848 3698
0800 027 1000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 600-699
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of the West of Scotland's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Privy Council


Year of first Accreditation
1992


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)

Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Million+
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2018