About the institution
The University of the West of Scotland was formed in 2007 from the merger of the University of Paisley and Bell College. It has campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley; there’s also a London campus that runs courses for international students. The Paisley campus is the largest – it’s in the centre of town and a short train ride into Glasgow. The Dumfries campus forms part of the historic Crichton estate, which has parkland and a golf course; the Ayr campus is by the river, close to the centre of the coastal town.