About University Of The West Of Scotland

International. Innovative. Inclusive.
For over 100 years, UWS has been offering programmes with a vocational focus and continues to be dedicated to vocationally relevant education. Today, the university is one of the biggest modern universities in Scotland.
With around 15,500 Candidates, including 1100 international Candidates, the University is an international, innovative and inclusive institution with a long-standing reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic institutes.

University of the West of Scotland is one of the UK’s largest modern universities. It’s an international university with over 1,400 international students drawn from more than 70 countries. The university provides relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research.
UWS has four campuses across the west and south-west of Scotland and has recently opened a fifth campus in London acting as a dynamic delivery hub for international students.
UWS was rated as top in the UK for a number of undergraduate degree courses in terms of Overall Student Satisfaction
100% student satisfaction in the postgraduate taught experience survey 2015.
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings – UWS is in the overall band of 601-800 out of 980, which THE states as the top 5% of universities worldwide. UWS ranks joint 64th out of the 91 UK institutions listed. More than 1,300 universities, from 79 countries, took part in the data collection. The rankings are compiled by THE from 13 metrics across the themes of Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook, and Industry Income.
The University prides itself for being an increasingly internationalised university, with a truly global view on teaching and research; its highest ranked area was for International Outlook, coming 320th out of 980 institutions.

UWS Business School
The UWS Business School has been providing MBA education to a global audience since the late 1980s primarily through part-time and online/distance learning modes of study.
The MBA course is matched against the U.K.’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject benchmark for Business and Management, as well as the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and to the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) European Quality Link (EQUAL) guideline for MBA courses.

English Language Requirement

In addition to satisfying the mentioned entrance criteria applicants must also meet the following English Language requirements (or equivalent):
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic:

  • Overall score of 6, with no less than 5.5 for each component TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)
  • 80 (Internet Based Test: iBT) with no less than 17 for listening, 18 for reading, 20 for speaking and 17 for writing
  • 550 (Paper Based Test)
  • 213 (Computer Based Test)