UWL University of West London

Introduction

About Us

  • A top 50 University in the Guardian University Guide 2019.
  • Ranked as the top modern university in London.*
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2018 nominee for ‘University of the Year’
  • The top modern university in London for Student Satisfaction**

The University of West London not only provides a high quality education closely linked to employment, but puts the student at the heart of a friendly and supportive community. The university has invested £150 million in a new campus at its Ealing site to improve students' learning and social experiences; the development included a new library, refurbished Students' Union, new teaching facilities and new studios for the student radio station.

  • Located in west London the university is on the fringes of one of the UK’s most successful business regions ‘The Golden Mile’, as well as excellently connected to the city. A 20 minute tube or train journey will take you to/from Central London or to/from Heathrow Airport.
  • The University of West London, the Career University, is the top modern University in London for employability: 98% of students are in employment or further education within six months of graduating.
  • UWL has close links with industry including national and multi-national organisations.
  • All of the Schools have highly qualified staff who have a wealth of industry experience in their chosen field and are committed to developing the skills and career aspirations of students.
  • The university boasts purpose-built accommodation at their Brentford site, with a free shuttle bus provided between campuses and Ealing Broadway.
  • The University has a vibrant student community and all students have the opportunity to get involved with the Students’ Union who have a diverse range of societies and special events catered to all.

UWL offers two main intakes; every January and September, as well as May for the Extended Masters programmes. For students in their first year of UG or PG study the university also offers up to 100 International Ambassador Scholarships (worth up to £5,000) each year – giving you every reason to apply for your studies in west London.

A Lively Location

The University is located in vibrant and safe areas of west London where students can expect multinational communities on their doorstep. There are excellent public transport links and also a free shuttle bus between UWL’s west London sites and Ealing Broadway station. It is less than 30 minutes on the Underground to the very heart of the city with Cross Rail soon to improve transport links further.

UWL has a total of three sites. Two sites can be found in west London – Brentford and Ealing - and the third in Reading, which specifically hosts Nursing and Midwifery students. The Ealing site is based in an attractive historical district with many cafes and parks and is close to Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre (home to fashion, beauty, electrical, telecoms and groceries). The site itself is UWL’s primary teaching space but is also home to various coffee shops and restaurants, the Students’ Union gym and bar. Further sports facilities such as a football pitch and a cricket green can also be found locally in Ealing.

The Brentford site is a modern 11-floor facility, easily recognised when travelling along the M4 corridor, and is also home to Paragon Lets; the university’s purpose-built accommodation. Brentford train station - less than five minutes’ walk away - provides direct train links in to London Waterloo or out of the city towards Windsor.

In and Around Campus

New Facilities

As part of the redevelopment project that UWL recently completed, a variety of new teaching and learning facilities were created across both the Ealing and Brentford sites. Among them is a 24-hour access library, a mock courtroom, specialist radio studios, a fully equipped theatre and specialist simulation centres for students studying with the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare. A Food Innovation Lab has recently been launched, as has the Westmont Enterprise Hub – a start-up incubator, and The Faringdon Centre which houses ground penetrating radar technology. A new flight simulator (Flight Pad) is also to open imminently.

Students’ Union

UWL Students’ Union (UWLSU) was recognised as the Best Students’ Union in England in 2017**. The main aim of the Students’ Union is to represent both individual students and the student body as a whole. Students can also join any of the student-run societies on campus, with a variety to choose from. UWLSU also has its own bar, coffee shop and gym which students can benefit from throughout the year.

Housing

Safe and secure housing is a necessity for international students while studying at university. There are various options available to international students studying in London including private accommodation, shared housing or Paragon Lets.

Paragon Lets is UWL’s on-site student accommodation site run by Notting Hill Housing and is highly recommended for first-year students. This purpose-built student residential accommodation is located on the Brentford site. Each of the rooms has broadband internet access and en-suite toilet and shower facilities. Communal kitchens and dining areas are fitted out for every group of eight rooms.

Shuttle Bus

The university recognises that students will want to explore what London has to offer whilst studying and helps facilitate this by providing a free shuttle bus service to connect the sites to main transport links. The UWL Shuttle Bus service connects Ealing Broadway (Central line, District line, Circle line, Cross Rail and mainline trains) to the Brentford site (5-minute walk to Brentford mainline train station). In between it also stops at the Ealing site and South Ealing station (Piccadilly line), providing students with every opportunity to make the most of their time in the city.

Areas of Study

The University of West London is an officially recognised UK public institution, offering accredited courses at the following study levels:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate.

Integrated Foundation courses (as part of a degree), Extended Masters and pre-sessional English courses are also offered.

The University offers a varied portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the following academic schools:

  • London College of Music
  • London School of Film, Media & Design
  • School of Human and Social Sciences
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
  • The Claude Littner Business School
  • School of Law and Criminology
  • London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism
  • School of Computing and Engineering

The Entry Route

The Course Enquiries team at the University of West London is always available to help students choose the right course from a full spectrum of arts, business, health, and media courses – this includes an appropriate foundation or English course if the student does not have the grades to go straight into a degree.

Undergraduate Applications

International students applying for undergraduate courses can apply to UWL directly using the University’s online application form. Alternatively, students can apply using the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Postgraduate Applications

Applicants to postgraduate courses must apply directly to the University using the online form. Postgraduate applications will be considered together with referee reports (if required) and students may also need to attend an interview.

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition Fees

Overseas students at the University of West London will need to pay the full cost of their study. The level of fee the student will have to pay varies depending on certain requirements. The requirements will also vary depending on the level of study and the course chosen.

Students must pay £3,000 of their fee as a non-refundable deposit when they accept an offer from the University. For those whose fees are being paid by an overseas sponsor, full payment of fees during or before enrolment is mandatory.

More information on tuition fee requirements can be found on the university’s website.

Ambassador Scholarships

The University of West London offers up to 100 International Ambassador Scholarships each academic year to students in their first year of either UG or PG study. These scholarships provide financial support (through a discount on first-year tuition fees) to outstanding students who wish to become ambassadors for the university.

Caveats:

*The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
**National Student Survey (NSS) 2017.
These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.
NB: Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides/surveys cited.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Advertising, Branding and Communication

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

As a student on the MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course at the University of West London, you will become a strategic thinker and communicator to create cutting-edge advertising, brand and design campaigns. [+]

Overview

These days, good things don't come to those who wait –they come to those who move.

As a student on the MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course at the University of West London, you will become a strategic thinker and communicator to create cutting-edge advertising, brand and design campaigns. We build your understanding of brand communication, professional graphic design, advertising strategy and creativity to help prepare you for your future career. A blended-learning environment is at the centre of this inspiring and critically reflective community.

Why choose this course?

Communication is at the centre of the way we live our lives. Today's communication systems and tools are complex, sophisticated and extremely powerful. However, the usefulness of these systems and tools depends on those who know how best to use them creatively and strategically.... [-]


MA in Food Business Management

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

This postgraduate award in food business and management has been designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally well equipped with the aptitudes and competencies necessary to design, manage and lead developments within the food industry. [+]

Overview

The Food and Hospitality industries have experienced tremendous growth and resilience in the 21st century, and the demand for skilled employees continues to grow. SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) have also witnessed considerable development despite the economic slowdown.

This postgraduate award in food business and management has been designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally well equipped with the aptitudes and competencies necessary to design, manage and lead developments within the food industry.

You will be provided with both a coherent programme of academic study and an in-depth educational experience focusing on the role of the manager and management issues within the international food industry, food service sectors, hospitality, and an exploration of cutting-edge food research. ... [-]

MA in International Tourism and Aviation Management

Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London + 2 more

The Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry. [+]

Overview

The Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry.

The MA offers an opportunity to enhance research skills to advance employability in the tourism or aviation industry. It is offered as a one-year full-time and two-year part-time course. This course is delivered in an internationally recognised institution.

Why choose this course?

During the course, you will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of tourism and aviation management by drawing upon international case study material to understand the global operations of both the tourism and aviation sectors.... [-]


MA in Music Industry Management and Artist Development

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

Commercial success and a sustained career within the music industry increasingly depend on the artist’s ability to set up their own small record labels, administrate their copyrights, facilitate live events, develop their careers and maintain their health. [+]

Overview

Commercial success and a sustained career within the music industry increasingly depend on the artist’s ability to set up their own small record labels, administrate their copyrights, facilitate live events, develop their careers and maintain their health.

Directed by a team of dedicated industry professionals with unique insights and unprecedented experience in the field, you’ll have the opportunity to study key concepts in managing and developing your own career - or that of an act you represent.

Why choose this course?

We’re located in West London, the hub of the UK's music and media business – so there’s no better place to study Music Industry Management and Artist Development.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

This course is designed to advance analytical skills in the core subject areas of civil engineering including structural analysis, sustainability and hydraulics. Application of modern IT techniques to complex problem solving is a theme that runs through the course. [+]

Overview This course is designed to advance analytical skills in the core subject areas of civil engineering including structural analysis, sustainability and hydraulics. Application of modern IT techniques to complex problem solving is a theme that runs through the course. The course also covers broader issues of project and process management in Civil Engineering. Why choose this course? Our MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), and successful completion satisfies the academic requirements for chartered status. The course is designed to advance your analytical skills and give you a better understanding of the interrelationship of current environmental issues and civil engineering. The course links these studies to the core subject areas of civil engineering including, but not limited to, sustainability, geotechnics and hydraulics. You will have access to dedicated computing laboratory in two locations, and the academic and professional elements of the course are well supported by the university library. You will also have a range of digital resources available to you including specialist simulation packages with full licences such as: ANSYS ETABS SAFE LUSAS. This course is offered within a research-based school with some thirty PhD students, and it covers the broader issues of project and process management in Civil Engineering. Specialist simulation packages with full licences including Ansys, ETABS, SAFE and LUSAS. A range of diverse methods is used to explore all aspects of the field. A strong supportive culture exists amongst the course tutors which enable students... [-]

MSc in Cyber Security

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

Cyber security is a key issue in the provision of services, from the application layer through to the basic building blocks of computer and network systems. [+]

Overview

Cyber security is a key issue in the provision of services, from the application layer through to the basic building blocks of computer and network systems.

This masters degree course in Cyber Security is being offered by the School of Computing and Engineering and has been developed in response to a high demand for cyber security professionals with a systematic understanding of the principles and technologies underpinning today's IT systems.

The School of Computing and Engineering has partnered with leaders within the security industry to provide you with a course which will enable you to gain comprehensive knowledge and critical skills in computer security. This course will enable you to pursue a career as a cyber security professional in either the public or the private sector.... [-]


MSc in Digital Marketing

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

Our Masters in Digital Marketing course has been designed with an industry focus. We aim to provide you with a highly competitive qualification for the modern job market, in a vibrant commercial sector with a significant skills gap. [+]

Overview Our Masters in Digital Marketing course has been designed with an industry focus. We aim to provide you with a highly competitive qualification for the modern job market, in a vibrant commercial sector with a significant skills gap. The course provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques. We will take an in-depth look at: social media marketing e-marketing online marketing trends digital marketing strategy. Why choose this course? The MSc in Digital Marketing at UWL will give you a great knowledge of the latest online marketing trends and techniques in the digital marketplace. You will learn: effective use of social media and digital channels how to build an online community the latest digital technology and innovation. Our MSc in Digital Marketing is a great start towards building a rewarding career. This practical vocational course will provide you with the confidence you need to create successful digital strategies. During the course, you will have many opportunities to run digital marketing projects for real companies. The course also heavily adopts enquiry-based learning approach and so teaching methods such as case study and simulation games would be employed. It provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques. Our Digital Marketing MSc is: developed with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) requirements supported by leading employers... [-]

MSc in Finance and Accounting

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

This course is ideal for Accounting and Finance graduates seeking to improve their employment and personal development opportunities. Applicants with professional qualifications and industry experience are also encouraged to apply. [+]

Overview

This course is ideal for Accounting and Finance graduates seeking to improve their employment and personal development opportunities. Applicants with professional qualifications and industry experience are also encouraged to apply.

Members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have a particular advantage in that they may claim for exemptions from certain modules on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, based on completion of the ACCA’s professional-level papers.

When you study Finance and Accounting at UWL, you have direct contact with our course tutors who have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience. Over 85% of our faculty hold a doctorate qualification complemented by over 100 years of combined industry experience.... [-]


MSc in Software Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

This course aims to prepare students for professional careers in this important field of software systems. You will become familiar with a broad range of current scholarship work in software engineering, learning how to research and review published work. [+]

Overview This course aims to prepare students for professional careers in this important field of software systems. You will become familiar with a broad range of current scholarship work in software engineering, learning how to research and review published work. Your studies will also give you a practical understanding of the issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern software systems and you will have opportunities to meet speakers from the industry, including potential employers. In short, this course prepares you for a professional career or research in this important field. Why choose this course? With the IT sector expanding rapidly around the world, there has never been a better time to develop specialist software engineering skills. This course will give you an understanding of the latest software engineering technologies used to address today's challenges in software development as well as providing you with a practical understanding of the issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern software systems. Students will have access to industry standard technologies, and be provided with the opportunity to specialise in topics ranging from software architecture to implementation techniques, building on the necessary skills needed to tackle modern software systems in an industrial context. Diverse methods are used to explore all aspects of the field. A strong supportive culture exists amongst the course tutors which enable students to achieve their potential. Learning materials used: good levels of access to computer facilities. The academic and professional elements are well supported by the... [-]

Contact

University of West London

Address St Mary’s Road, Ealing
W5 5RF London, England, United Kingdom
Website http://www.uwl.ac.uk/
Phone +44 (0) 20 8231 2440