University of the West of Scotland: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#1432 of 14,131 In the World
#505 of 2,785 In Europe
#100 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#12 of 18 In Scotland
#268 of 1,016 For Entrepreneurship
Top50% For 27 other topics

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
Full time employee650
Student:staff ratio24:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,160
Citations
145,506

University of the West of Scotland majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,388 / 22,866
Medicine
1,188 / 23,076
Computer Science
864 / 20,920
Engineering
845 / 18,179
Physics
750 / 54,416
Business
706 / 15,329
Psychology
631 / 19,014
Chemistry
558 / 13,562
Sociology
458 / 6,884
Biology
425 / 11,498
Materials Science
372 / 8,180
Environmental Science
333 / 10,899
Political Science
291 / 2,461
Art & Design
255 / 4,026
Economics
240 / 3,490
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
227 / 5,342
Nursing
207 / 3,041
Demography
204 / 5,201
Mathematics
199 / 5,616
Atomic and Molecular physics
194 / 4,277
Health Science
183 / 4,745
Communications and Public Relations
173 / 2,144
Education Majors
169 / 4,273
Physical Therapy
151 / 2,602
Public Policy / Administration
136 / 2,318
Management Information Systems
134 / 3,695
Social Psychology
108 / 3,550
Sports / Exercise science
107 / 3,092
Public Health
104 / 2,229
Clinical Psychology
102 / 2,389
Optical Engineering
93 / 1,557
Psychiatry
92 / 1,220
Healthcare Management (MHA)
89 / 1,232
Nuclear Physics
82 / 1,096
Machine Learning
82 / 1,574
Gender Studies
81 / 467
Sports Medicine
81 / 1,582
Multimedia
80 / 1,923
Gerontology
76 / 1,062
Political Economy
76 / 607

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 11 2
1993 91 12
1994 36 28
1995 62 77
1996 70 111
1997 90 235
1998 65 272
1999 96 416
2000 86 535
2001 72 723
2002 113 879
2003 92 1153
2004 118 1454
2005 103 1722
2006 115 1962
2007 144 2341
2008 179 2492
2009 182 3045
2010 190 3405
2011 260 3866
2012 288 4806
2013 315 5691
2014 432 6606
2015 355 8041
2016 385 10932
2017 456 15256
2018 427 20215
2019 435 21854
2020 456 25483
2021 501 27373

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

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities ++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences ++++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine ++++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences ++++
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 60)
    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

    Willie Rennie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Cowan Rennie, commonly known as Willie 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 24)
    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.

  4. Callum Hawkins

    Callum Hawkins
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    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.

General info

Alternative names UWS
Founded 1897
Accreditation Privy Council
Motto Accingere in Ardua
To achieve through hard work
Academic structure Business 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 memberships European University Association (EUA)
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Location and Contacts

Address High Street
Paisley, Scotland, PA1 2BE
United Kingdom
City population 77,000
Phone +44 (141) 848 3000
Fax +44 (141) 848 0812

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