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University of the West of Scotland

UWS is a modern university with origins dating back to 1897. Its degrees will give students a global outlook, preparing them for the best international opportunities available.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,565 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 62%
  • Part Time 38%

Domicile

  • UK 74%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 23%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 45 700 745
Nursing 60 600 655
Education 70 355 420
Social Work 5 175 180
Computer Science 60 35 95
Librarianship & Information Management 50 40 90
Marketing 0 45 45
Sports Science 45 0 45
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 30 30
Communication & Media Studies 25 10 30
Sociology 25 5 30
Geography & Environmental Science 15 10 25
Music 0 20 20
Civil Engineering 0 15 15
Geology 15 0 15
Materials Technology 15 0 15
Social Policy 10 5 10
English 0 10 10
Biological Sciences 0 10 10
Mechanical Engineering 0 10 10
Accounting & Finance 5 5 5
Politics 0 5 5
Physics & Astronomy 5 0 5
Law 5 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 3,400
Mixed 3,400
Laboratory 3,400
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Please refer to the website for details of available postgraduate scholarships.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Please refer to the university website for details.