University of the West of Scotland is the country’s largest modern university, with a broad range of vocational courses on offer. It is the first UK Institution to be accredited by Adobe, Microsoft and Cisco, and the first CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) Authorised Academic Partner outside the US.
The university has campuses across the west of Scotland including Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley and has a student population of more than 16,000 students. The UWS has around 1100 international students from countries such as the USA, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, China and more from across the EU.
The university’s wide-ranging portfolio encompasses business, computing, engineering, health, science, sport, creative industries, education and social sciences. UWS also has a well-established track record in applied research and consultancy services to industry, with a particular focus on small-to-medium-sized enterprises.
To provide the best possible learning environments for students, a £200m investment programme is underway at UWS. It has already delivered a new £80m campus, which opened in Ayr in August 2011. The campus houses performance, broadcasting and editing facilities as well as state-of-the-art nursing skills and training labs.