University of the West of Scotland

UWS is Scotland's largest modern university. With campuses across the West of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, the University occupies an integral position within Scotland's proud tradition of excellence in education. Offering career-focused and vocationally relevant provision, UWS graduates are equipped with the relevant skills to make an immediate contribution to industry, business, public and third sector organisations.

The 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) awarded their highest rating possible of  'World Leading' six UWS research areas and 'International Excellent in a further seven:-
World-leading RAE research ratings in: Allied Health Professions and Studies; Accounting & Finance; Business & Management Studies; Social Work and Social Policy & Administration; Education; Communication, Cultural and Media Studies.

Internationally Excellent RAE research ratings in: European Studies; Health Research Services; Physics; Metallurgy and Materials; Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences; Computer Science & Informatics; Library & Information Management.