University of West London

Why University of West London?

Known as the ‘career university’, the University of West London (UWL) has an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after leaving.

Studying at UWL provides the skills, expertise and insight students need to excel in their chosen career. Students are taught by highly-experienced industry experts and benefit from close industry connections.

The university is formed of nine highly respected academic schools covering a wide range of subjects: London School of Film, Media and Design; The Claude Littner Business School; School of Computing and Engineering; School of Law; London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism; London College of Music; College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare; School of Human and Social Science; and School of Biomedical Sciences.

UWL benefits from sites in Brentford, Berkshire and Ealing, close to central London.

The Ealing site of the West London Campus has superb facilities including the Paul Hamlyn Library which is open 24/7 during term-time, a student radio station, an auditorium, music studios, industry-standard labs, mock court room, cafes and restaurants, as well as a sports centre.

The Brentford site is home to the Nursing Simulation Centre and Paragon halls of residence, which provides purpose-built student accommodation, including single study bedrooms with communal areas and broadband internet facilities.

The Berkshire Institute for Health, at Fountain House in Reading town centre, enables UWL to deliver nursing and midwifery programmes across the region in partnership with the NHS.

International Students

UWL has more than 11,000 students of which more than 10% come from outside the UK.

The University provides free and confidential support for international students throughout their studies, such as fees and funding including scholarships, visa and immigration, money advise, housing rights and English language programmes.

What Students Say:

“One of the greatest experiences I've had at UWL is that people here respect and care for others. It's a large institute, with a highly mixed group of people from many different backgrounds…. I feel that overseas students are encouraged to come to the School of Law and Criminology, UWL, and once you're here it will always feel like home”.

Dr Yaliang Xu, PhD student from China

Quick Facts

  • First founded in 1860 as the Lady Byron House School
  • Over a three-year period, the University has embarked on a £150m redevelopment project to enhance students’ social and learning experiences
  • Notable Alumni include Freddie Mercury from Queen, English celebrity chef Lesley Waters ,Claude Littner (known for BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’), television cook and former model Lorraine Pascale, British music producer Alex da Kid and Pete Townshend from The Who
  • Ranked 52nd university nationally and fourth nationally for teaching quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Voted the Top Modern* University in London for overall satisfaction, by the students in the National Student Survey 2019 (*a modern university is a university granted university status in, or after, 1992).
  • Ranked top in London for teaching quality and student experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
  • Consistently high standard of teaching was recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Contact

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St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF

Student Testimonials

“One of the greatest experiences I've had at UWL is that people here respect and care for others. It's a large institute, with a highly mixed group of people from many different backgrounds…. I feel that overseas students are encouraged to come to the School of Law and Criminology, UWL, and once you're here it will always feel like home”.