Rufat Hamidov
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. MSc Financial Markets & Derivatives, London Metropolitan University
After the graduation I launched my career at Deloitte Consulting, advising the world’s biggest and systemically important financial institutions
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University of the West of Scotland

Scotland. Paisley Campus, High Street.

University of the West of Scotland: Scottish traditions in London

One of the most prestigious alma mater’s of Scotland is renowned for its innovative views on learning and high level of training. Here the students are offered a very affordable, but prestigious education. And the location of the educational campus in the heart of London contributes to a complete immersion in the cultural and social environment of the English capital.

The educational institution was founded in 1897 and it obtained University status a little more than 20 years ago.

The University of the West of Scotland offers studies of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for those who want to study business, engineering, medicine, education and other prospective areas.

There are more than 16 thousand students at the educational institution. The University of the West of Scotland accepts Britons as well as foreign students. Annually there are more than a 1000 graduates, representing various countries.

An extensive system of scholarships and rewards gives students an excellent incentive to learn as much as possible about their future specialisation and to continually improve the skills they have acquired.

The university offers exciting opportunities for the students’ career growth, graduate students and research options for business and entrepreneurship.

The University of the West of Scotland has the status of the first educational institution in the country, received the highest award of the British Kingdom for research in the field of economics and accounting. Also, the school became the first university in England to be accredited by Cisco, Microsoft, and Macromedia.

Scottish traditions in London

Four of the five campuses of the University of the West of Scotland are located in Scotland: In the cities of Eyre, Dumfries, Hamilton, and Paisley. And one campus is located in London. It is located in a lively district not far from London Bridge and the Borough market. It’s convenient to get to classes via any public transport, including the subway. You need to travel to the station Elephant and Castle or to Borough.

University of the West of Scotland’s Departments:

  • School of Business
  • School of Computer Technology
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Computing
  • School of Health, Nursing, and Midwifery
  • School of Media, Languages, and Music
  • School of Science and Sport.

Now the London campus of the University of the West of Scotland offers studies in business and health specialties, but in the near future the list is planned to to be expanded.

How to enroll?

BA Programmes:

  • Confirm a high level of English with the IELTS 6.0 certificate;
  • Provide a high school diploma and confirmation of attending the International Foundation programme;

MA Programmes:

  • Provide a bachelor’s degree (if the grades are not too high, a Pre-Masters diploma will also be required);
  • Confirm your knowledge of English by providing an IELTS certificate of 6.5 or higher.

When applying for some specialisations there are additional requirements. For example, future doctors will need to pass the BMAT or UKCAT tests, and for applicants dreaming of a business specialty, there is the GMAT test.

You can attend English courses while studying at the university.

Scottish traditions in London

Study conditions and living on campus

The presence in the London campus of well-equipped libraries and free access to wireless Internet offers students ample opportunities for self-training. The University of the West of Scotland works directly with Microsoft, so students can use all the latest software developments of the corporation.

Scottish traditions in London

If a student has enough free time, he/she can devote it to important social activities or participate in student clubs according to their interests.

The University of the West of Scotland has a well-developed practice of supporting students and their mutual assistance to each other. In 2016, the university was awarded the prestigious NUS Scotland in the nomination «Best Student Association of the Year» for this.

Excellent campus equipment allows you to devote time to sports. Fitness halls, fields for playing football and rugby, gyms; all these students enjoy without any restrictions.

Housing Costs

The University of the West of Scotland has comfortable dormitories on the London as well as other campuses. A foreign student’s place in the student boarding house is guaranteed provided that he/ she applies for accommodation before the start of the school year before the end of July. A week in the dorm costs around 80 pounds. The cost includes utilities, laundry services, insurance, and change of linen.

Cost of tuition:

  • BA Business (Accelerated) — 7,950 pounds
  • MSc Digital Marketing — 12,750 pounds
  • MSc Project Management — 7,000 pounds
  • MBA — 6,450 pounds
  • DBA — 8,900 pounds, the 1st year and 5,500 pounds for the 2nd and 3rd year of study.

Famous alumni

A sports journalist, head of the communications division of the Scottish Football Association, Darryl Broadfoot, former head of the General Assembly of the Scottish church, John Christie, leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats Willy Rennie, sculptor Alexander Stoddard have a diploma from the University of the West of Scotland.

Each potential international student has a chance to add to the list of distinguished University of the West of Scotland holders. Diligence and valuable information from the site will help you achieve this With us, education in England will no longer be just a dream.

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