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About the University of West Scotland

 

The University of West Scotland, with origins dating back to 1897 is a popular choice for ineternational students for its long tradition, high quality education, affordable costs and close vacinity to Glasgow and other major cities in Scotland.

 

10 Reasons to Study at UWS

 

No 1 in Scotland: National Student Survey (NSS) for Chemical Engineering, #Journalism and Broadcast Production

 

Employment and Industry Links: With a unique combination of links with employers, practical opportunities and professional recognition, 92% of UWS students work or enter further studies within 6 months after graduating.

 

Research: The 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) awarded their highest rating possible of  'World Leading' six UWS research areas and 'International Excellent in a further seven.

 

Over 100 Years of Experience: Origins dating back to 1897

 

Vast Subject Range: Over 100 Bachelor (BA, BAcc, BEng, BSc) degrees, 50 + Master MA, MBA, MEd, MSc) degrees as well as Research (MRes, MPhil, PhD) degrees in Business / Education / Engineering / Computing / Health, Nursing & Midwifery / Creative Industries / Social Sciences / Science / Sport 

 

High Student Satisfaction: Range of subjects listed in top 10 by Times_Good_University_Guide.

 

High Recommendation: 90% students recommend UWS to friends and family

 

4 Campuses: Paisley - only 20 minutes from #Glasgow and location of Glasgow International Airport, Hamilton - 24 minutes from Glasgow 1 hour from Edinburgh, Ayr - 47 minutes from Glasgow and Dumfies - 1.45 minutes from Glasgow.

 

Very Affordable Fees: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Fees - £10300 class based £10815 lab based.

 

Range of Scholarships: 25% Postgraduate Regional Scholarship for Bangladeshi students, Merit Scholarship upto 50%, 10% Early Payment Incentive for full fee paying students, Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. Besides these students can also apply for Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and British Marshall Scholarships.

 

Programmes

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degrees

All UWS courses are career focused to ensure graduates gain employment as quickly as possible. Most students gain employment within the first six months after completing their course. The University aims to widen knowledge through lectures and tutorials; increase skills through practical lab and project work; and to provide the chance to gain real-world experience through exciting work placements

 

Programmes include both class based and lab based studies at undergraduate and post garduate level as well as range of research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD) in: Business / Education / Engineering / Computing / Health, Nursing & Midwifery / Creative Industries / Social Sciences / Science / Sport  

 

Durations vary depending on level of entry and desired qualification. Several 3rd year entry programmes are available at undergarduate level for students with HND or equivalent.

 

Undergraduate      BA / BEng / BSc or BA(Hons) / BEng(Hons) / BSc(Hons)   3 - 4 years*
Postgraduate      PgDip / MA / MBA / MEd / MSc      1 - 2 years*

 

Research      MRes / MPhil / PhD      1 - 3 years^

*depending on desired qualification

^research degrees may take longer to complete than minimum times shown.

 

To find out more about the programmes click on the following links:

 

Undgergraduate Programmes

 

Postgraduate Programmes

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes

Year 1 Entry: 3 A levels at with a minimum of CCC + 3 GCE \'O\' levels including English and Math

Some courses require better results. Some courses require additional compusory subjects.

 

Year 2 Entry: 3 A levels at with a minimum of BBB + 3 GCE \'O\' levels including English and Math
Some courses require better results. Some courses require additional compusory subjects.

 

Advanced Entry Point / 3rd Year Entry Undergraduate Programmes

Year 3 Entry: QA HND/BTEC Level 5 HND/Foundation Degree

 

Postgraduate Programmes

A UK Equivalent Degree for direct entry master degree or equivalent

Post Graduate Diplomas available in some subjects

 

English requirements

Genreally an IELTS 6.0 with no band score below 5.5 is required.

Exemptions/Exchange

 

ETCS Points

 

All Scottish universities use the ScotCAT credit system. 1 ScotCAT credit is equal to 0.5 ECTS credits and can be taken back and credited towards your degree at your home university.

 

1 normal module = 10 ECTS credits (20 ScotCAT credits)

The amount of credits you will gain while studying at UWS depends on your length of study:

 

1 trimester: 3 modules = 30 ECTS credits (60 ScotCAT credits)

 

2 trimesters/1 academic year: 6 modules = 60 ECTS credits (120 ScotCAT credits)

 

 

 

 

 

Fees and Dates

Start Dates:

September and January

 

Fees

 

Annual Fee - Standard Full Time Note
Undergraduate - class based £10,300 1
Undergraduate - lab based £10,815 1
Postgraduate - class based £10,300 1
Postgraduate - lab based £10,815 1
Research £10,820 4
PGR Completion fee £200 5
Modular Fee - Non Standard   Note
MBA £14,500 6
Modular Fee - Standard   Note
Class based £1,470  
Lab based £1,555  
Modular Fee - Non Standard   Note
BSc Health Studies £1,200  
Advanced Paediatric or Neonatal Practice £925  
MSc Health Studies / Nursing £925  
MSc Maternal & Child Health £925  
MSc Sensor Design £925  
CertHE Professional Fitness Practice £500  
MSc Applied Social Sciences £925  
Education CPD £925  
IT Academy modules £925  
English Language Courses   Note
English Language Foundation Course - per trimester £2,780  
English Language Summer School - 8 weeks £1,730 2
English Language Summer School - 4 weeks £865 3

 

Note

1 Full fee paying students may be eligible for a £1,500 scholarship upon receipt of completed application with associated documentation.

2 Partner Institutions are eligible for 50% discount.

3 Fee exempt for partner institutions.

4 Full fee paying students may be eligible for a £3,500 scholarship upon receipt of complete application with associated documentation.

5 Applies to both full-time and part-time.

6 Bursaries and scholarships may be available for self-financing students. Please contact the Business School for details.

 

For More Scholarship Opportunities Visit: Scholarships

 

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