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UWS is Scotland's largest modern university but has origins dating back to over 100 years ago. With campuses across the West of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, the University occupies an integral position within Scotland's proud tradition of excellence in education.
The University’s four campuses offer students a gateway to the best of what the west of Scotland has to offer.
campus just under 3 miles from Glasgow International Airport
10 minutes by train from Glasgow
the M8 motorway, which links the M74, A77/M77 and M80, offers easy access to Paisley from the rest of Scotland and the South, plus a fast, direct route to the centre of Glasgow
regular public bus and rail services operate from Glasgow and the southwest as well as further afield, to Paisley
For more information about getting to the University of the West of Scotland – visit the International travel page on our website.
Key facts & figures
The 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) awarded their highest rating possible of ‘world-leading’ to six UWS research areas and ‘International Excellence’ in a further seven: i. World-leading RAE research ratings in: Allied Health Professions and Studies; Accounting & Finance; Business & Management Studies; Social Work and Social Policy & Administration; Education; Communication, Cultural and Media Studies ii. Internationally excellent RAE research ratings in: European Studies; Health Research Services; Physics; Metallurgy and Materials; Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences; Computer Science & Informatics; Library & Information Management
Currently undertaking a £200 million + investment programme across all campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley which has included a new £81 million campus at Ayr and £13.2 million student accommodation at Paisley.
Currently have around 1400 international students.
The first UK university to be accredited by Microsoft, Adobe and Cisco
The first Scottish university to receive a UNICEF Baby Friendly award for a public health nursing programme