University of the West of Scotland

Student Accommodation

  • Please refer to the university website for details.

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 -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

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


  • The UWS Graduate School provides high quality postgraduate research opportunities and currently has around 450 research students from more than 20 different countries engaged in a variety of postgraduate research programmes (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA and DProf).
  • The Graduate School is committed to developing the UWS Student Offer within the Research Student Community. This includes supporting and enabling career planning, professional development, teaching experience, research publication and conference participation.
  • The University offers a limited number of internally funded studentships every year. These are advertised annually and applicants are invited to apply competitively for these opportunities. The University Studentships are offered to include a Stipend and payment of fees. These studentships are open to all applicants from the European Economic Area.
  • Additionally a number of externally funded studentships are available every year and these are advertised annually with details of any eligibility criteria.
  • Students may also apply to study at UWS on a self-funded basis for any project, on a full-time or part-time mode. Students who are not awarded a studentship will be responsible for their own fees and living expenses. Additionally you may propose your own research study to UWS, and the Graduate School will attempt to match you to an academic with a similar interest.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

2,143 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 55%
  • Part Time 45%


  • UK 80%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 18%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 70 385 455
Business & administrative studies 70 330 400
Education 25 340 365
Social studies 35 175 210
Computer science 40 70 110
Physical sciences 75 15 85
Creative arts & design 35 40 75
Biological sciences 35 30 65
Engineering & technology 35 5 45
Combined 0 15 15
Mass communications & documentation 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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