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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

2,972 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Domicile

  • UK 73%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 24%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Nursing 50 740 790
Business & Management Studies 50 730 780
Education 70 440 515
Social Work 5 225 230
Computer Science 55 60 115
Librarianship & Information Management 50 35 85
Other 0 80 80
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 60 60
Sociology 25 25 50
Sports Science 50 0 50
Communication & Media Studies 25 5 35
Marketing 0 30 30
Geography & Environmental Science 15 10 25
Materials Technology 10 10 20
Music 0 20 20
Chemical Engineering 0 15 15
Geology 15 0 15
Biological Sciences 5 10 15
Mechanical Engineering 0 10 10
Politics 0 10 10
English 0 10 10
Civil Engineering 0 5 5
Social Policy 5 5 5
Accounting & Finance 5 0 5
Chemistry 5 5 5
General Engineering 0 5 5
Law 5 0 5
Physics & Astronomy 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,500
Mixed 5,500
Laboratory 5,500
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.