University of the West of Scotland: Statistics

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#1415 of 14,160In the World
#500 of 2,789In Europe
#100 of 163In the United Kingdom
#12 of 18In Scotland
#237 of 1,046For Entrepreneurship
Top50%For 33 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
70%
Enrollment
15,555
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
uws.ac.uk
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate70%
Admissions RequirementsScottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) with passes in 5 subjects, including 3 at Higher; General Certificate of Education, GCE, with passes in 5 subjects, including 2 at Advanced ('A') level, or equivalent. Part-time entry dependent on previous qualifications and experiences and considered on individual basis
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - January; January-May)
Enrollment15,555
Full time employee650
Student:staff ratio24:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,768
Citations
153,987

University of the West of Scotland majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,503 / 23,755
Medicine
1,325 / 23,873
Computer Science
996 / 20,760
Engineering
958 / 21,750
Business
813 / 16,232
Physics
804 / 54,943
Psychology
726 / 21,097
Chemistry
636 / 14,851
Sociology
503 / 6,977
Biology
468 / 12,254
Materials Science
416 / 8,470
Environmental Science
388 / 11,988
Political Science
313 / 2,287
Art & Design
302 / 6,128
Economics
275 / 4,005
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
266 / 5,882
Nursing
233 / 2,979
Mathematics
229 / 6,601
Demography
213 / 6,137
Communications and Public Relations
193 / 2,486
Atomic and Molecular physics
192 / 4,113
Education Majors
186 / 3,916
Health Science
183 / 3,727
Physical Therapy
164 / 2,762
Management Information Systems
159 / 4,105
Public Policy / Administration
139 / 2,369
Social Psychology
133 / 6,331
Clinical Psychology
127 / 2,863
Public Health
126 / 2,880
Psychiatry
112 / 2,087
Sports / Exercise science
108 / 2,743
Healthcare Management (MHA)
103 / 1,439
Optical Engineering
99 / 1,611
Multimedia
99 / 2,550
Machine Learning
91 / 2,012
Environmental Management
90 / 3,678
Child Psychology
87 / 2,944
Development Studies
86 / 1,312
Nuclear Physics
84 / 1,036
Gender Studies
83 / 401

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199012
199100
1992115
19938313
19943628
19956178
199665110
199787234
199864270
199993407
200084532
200171722
2002108869
2003911144
20041171457
20051041726
20061091915
20071432283
20081752433
20091763011
20101883345
20112563869
20122784754
20133095551
20144296574
20153497893
201637910630
201745014891
201841819849
201943421327
202045425394

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students$11,250$6,250
International students$18,750$16,250

The University of the West of Scotland has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences++++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics+++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine++++
Engineering | IT+++
Maths | Natural Sciences++++
Bachelor's DegreeAccountancy, Engineering, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies
Master's DegreeNatural Sciences

University of the West of Scotland alumni

  1. Gavin Hastings

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    Gavin Hastings
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Andrew Gavin Hastings, is a Scottish former rugby union player. A fullback, he is widely regarded to be one of the best ever Scottish rugby players and was one of the outstanding players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He played for Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University, Scotland and the British Lions. He twice toured with the British and Irish Lions, to Australia in 1989 and as captain on the 1993 tour to New Zealand.

  2. Willie Rennie

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    Willie Rennie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Cowan Rennie, commonly known as Willie Rennie, is a Scottish politician serving as Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats since 2011. He has served as the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for North East Fife since 2016, and previously as a list MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (from 2011 to 2016) and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Dunfermline and West Fife (from 2006 to 2010).

  3. Callum Hawkins

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    Callum Hawkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    marathon runner
    Biography

    Callum Hawkins is a British distance runner, who competed in the marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He is the Scottish record holder in the marathon and the British all-time number three at that distance behind Mo Farah and Steve Jones. Hawkins is also the all-time Great Britain number two (and European all-time number six) in the half marathon. He is the Great Scottish Run course record holder and was the first British man to win that event in 23 years.

  4. Erin Cuthbert

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    Erin Cuthbert
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Erin Jacqueline Cuthbert is a Scottish footballer who plays for Chelsea in the FA WSL. She is a member of the Scotland national team. Erin studied at University of the West of Scotland before becoming a professional football player.

General info

Alternative namesUWS
Founded1897
AccreditationPrivy Council
MottoAccingere in Ardua
To achieve through hard work
Academic structureBusiness School
School of Computing
School of Education
School of Engineering and Science
School of Media, Language and Music
School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
School of Social Sciences
Affiliations and membershipsEuropean University Association (EUA)
MillionPlus
Universities UK

Location and Contacts

AddressHigh Street
Paisley, Scotland, PA1 2BE
United Kingdom
City population76,000
Phone+44 (141) 848 3000
Fax+44 (141) 848 0812

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