University of the West of Scotland

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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.

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
15,280
Male UG students: 
38%
Female UG students: 
62%
Full-time students: 
75%
Under 21 on entry: 
53%
International: 
7%
Undergraduate: 
89%
Student-staff ratio: 
21.1
Average UCAS tariff: 
304.8

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 4%
2.1: 15%
2.2: 10%
Pass: 1%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

91%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
54%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
21,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment
UCAS code: 
U40
Paisley Campus High Street Renfrewshire Paisley
Postcode: 
PA1 2BE
Telephone number: 
0141 848 3000

Guardian university guide rank

103

out of 119

Times university guide rank

106

out of 128


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