About University of West of Scotland
The University of the West of Scotland was formed in August 2007 by the merging of the University of Paisley with Bell College. The university is one of Scotlands most vocational higher education institutions, boasting strong links with industrial and commercial partners. Students can take the option of a years paid work placement as part of many degrees.
With about 19,500 full- and part-time students, UWS is the largest modern university in Scotland. The number of students includes 1400 international students making the University an international, innovative and inclusive institution. UWS prides itself on its vocational approach to higher education and its links with business and industry. Computing is a key strength, now formally acknowledged by an excellent teaching assessment. The institution also has Scotlands largest school of health, nursing and midwifery. Accounting and finance research was rated world-class in the last assessments, achieving the highest ranking of any subject in a modern university in Scotland.