University of the West of Scotland: Statistics

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#1478 of 14,131 In the World
#527 of 2,785 In Europe
#98 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#12 of 18 In Scotland
#337 of 1,031 For Sexology
Top50% For 102 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
uws.ac.uk
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate27%
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

We've calculated the 27% acceptance rate for University of the West of Scotland based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of the West of Scotland has published 7,840 scientific papers with 125,215 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Medicine, Political Science, Law, and Chemistry.

Publications
7,840
Citations
125,215

University of the West of Scotland majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,510 / 64,506
Engineering
3,540 / 65,328
Computer Science
3,481 / 58,456
Biology
3,342 / 66,443
Environmental Science
3,081 / 55,063
Physics
2,997 / 55,413
Medicine
2,948 / 51,575
Political Science
2,864 / 34,247
Law
2,649 / 33,023
Chemistry
2,513 / 53,814
Psychology
2,399 / 39,979
Sociology
2,359 / 32,551
Quantum and Particle physics
2,123 / 38,202
Philosophy
2,097 / 26,863
Business
2,045 / 25,092
Mathematics
1,777 / 32,461
Geography and Cartography
1,750 / 27,409
Geology
1,588 / 32,616
Economics
1,444 / 18,375
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,424 / 18,262
History
1,374 / 17,611
Organic Chemistry
1,257 / 29,810
Materials Science
1,250 / 24,342
Statistics
1,246 / 26,467
Ecology
1,180 / 25,080
Archaeology
1,176 / 17,166
Biochemistry
1,126 / 27,514
Pathology
1,061 / 19,439
Paleontology
1,051 / 19,191
Psychiatry
998 / 19,566
Genetics
993 / 23,311
Management
975 / 12,015
Linguistics
949 / 11,392
Art & Design
948 / 10,310
Social Psychology
854 / 13,845
Electrical Engineering
848 / 19,571
Machine Learning
844 / 16,452
Optical Engineering
804 / 16,787
Development Studies
797 / 8,726
Nursing
742 / 11,456

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 19 151
1991 30 168
1992 38 184
1993 102 185
1994 51 156
1995 93 178
1996 91 245
1997 105 293
1998 86 340
1999 107 379
2000 99 460
2001 79 582
2002 116 655
2003 91 792
2004 120 1005
2005 112 1096
2006 120 1281
2007 156 1580
2008 191 1672
2009 188 2020
2010 208 2245
2011 282 2506
2012 304 3180
2013 316 3772
2014 433 4335
2015 362 5298
2016 374 6048
2017 470 7494
2018 454 8129
2019 474 10118
2020 508 13464
2021 612 18398
2022 443 17844
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for University of the West of Scotland gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Undergraduate (Scottish/EU students) £1,820
Undergraduate (Non-EU students) £12,900
Postgraduate (Scottish/EU students) £4,500
Postgraduate (Non-EU students) £13,500

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

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of the West of Scotland.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Engineering, Fine Arts, Natural Sciences, Religious Studies
Master's Degree Natural Sciences

University of the West of Scotland alumni

  1. Gavin Hastings

    Gavin Hastings
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    American football playerrugby union 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 Lions, to Australia in 1989 and as captain on the 1993 tour to New Zealand.

  2. Willie Rennie

    Willie Rennie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Cowan Rennie is a Scottish politician who served as the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats from 2011 to 2021. 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. Erin Cuthbert

    Erin Cuthbert
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1998-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Erin Jacqueline Cuthbert is a Scottish footballer who plays for Chelsea in the FA WSL and is a member of the Scotland national team. She studied at University of the West of Scotland, combining graduation from the Open University with being a professional football player.

  4. Callum Hawkins

    Callum Hawkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    marathon runner
    Biography

    Callum Robert 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.

All 10 notable alumni

University of the West of Scotland faculties and divisions

School : Business and Enterprise Accountancy, Business Administration, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Retailing and Wholesaling, Tourism
School : Education Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education
School : Engineering and Computing Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Production Engineering, Software Engineering
School : Health, Nursing and Midwifery Midwifery, Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health
School : Media, Culture and Society Acting, Criminal Law, Dance, Film, Journalism, Photography, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Theatre, Visual Arts
School : Science and Sport Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Mathematics, Sports, Statistics, Waste Management

General information

Alternative names UWS
Founded 1897
Motto Accingere in Ardua
To achieve through hard work

Location and contacts

Address High Street
Paisley, PA1 2BE
United Kingdom
City population 77,000

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