UWS is placed by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities in their 2020 World University Rankings and in the top 150 in THE’s Young University Rankings 2019. The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks the University as a top 100 UK university and as the highest ranked post-1992 university in Scotland. In terms of employability, 95% of UWS undergraduates and 97% of postgraduates are working or in further study within six months of graduation. UWS has 130 EU partners and a growing number across the world, including links with over 40 institutions in China. Spread across four campuses in the west of Scotland and the new London Campus, UWS offers a unique and unparalleled student experience. The vocational degree courses combine input from industry and the professions to help develop student insight and knowledge to prepare for a career in a chosen field or discipline. With links to top employers throughout Scotland and the UK, the University is able to provide students with industry-relevant learning and work experience.
The broad subject areas offered include: Business, Computing, Creative Industries, Education, Engineering, Health, Life Sciences, Physical & Chemical Sciences, Social sciences, Sport.