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Postgraduate study

Wherever and whatever you choose to study, it should be a time of happiness, discovery and personal progress that connects you to a successful future.

Our commitment to you

The University of West London gives students of all ages and backgrounds access to teaching and academic experience of the highest standard from accessible, supportive and encouraging staff. Our goal is to inspire you to enjoy your postgraduate education, become the best you can be in your chosen field and secure a successful, rewarding career.


Why the University of West London

West London building

There are many reasons why the University of West London should be top of your list for postgraduate study. The University of West London has been named the best modern university in London in the Guardian university league table for 2013, and our Legal Practice course has gained top marks for student satisfaction (LPC annual report).

A great range of courses

We design all of our courses to meet our students' needs, balancing both academic knowledge and the practical skills valued by employers.

Our exciting range of postgraduate courses provides opportunities for advanced study that are both academically challenging and professionally relevant. In addition, we offer opportunities for supervised, original research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees. We offer postgraduate awards in the following areas:

  • Music
  • Business and Law
  • Computing, Technology and Creative Industry
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health and Wellbeing

We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Pre-masters Studies, designed to prepare you for postgraduate study in your chosen subject area. It will help you to adjust to the University learning environment and become familiar with our assessment structures.

If you are a student returning to study after a gap, this course provides an introduction to the learning environment and the expectations that you will encounter at postgraduate level.

Find out more at one of our Open days


Links with industry

student graduating

The University of West London is based in the heart of one of the UK's most successful business regions. Our teaching staff are connected to their respective industries with many still working part-time in them, so they can pass on invaluable insights and specialist knowledge of their subjects.

This is partly why we've been able to create such strong employer connections, including:

  • Savoy Education Trust
  • Academy of Culinary Arts
  • BBC
  • Sky
  • River Island
  • Middlesex Law Society
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd
  • Siemens
  • ARC Technology Ltd

Furthermore, the BBC, GlaxoSmithKline, British Airways, PricewaterhouseCoopers, O2, Oracle, British Gas and Microsoft are all based nearby, offering great opportunities for work placements and part-time jobs.


Excellent facilities for postgraduate students


At the University of West London, we're continually improving and adding to our excellent modern teaching resources and facilities.

Savoy Suite

Our Savoy Suite has been made possible by £750,000 grant from the Savoy Education Trust and has enhanced our standing within the business community significantly. It provides an excellent student experience with a hub that further strengthens our connections with local businesses.

Professional Development Centre for Law

Our Professional Development Centre for Law supports the legal profession in a wide range of ways, and holds seminars throughout the year, on campus and at local employers' premises.

The Richard Wells Research Centre

The Richard Wells Research Centre is the only research centre of its kind in the higher education sector. It was established to develop research and education initiatives that support people with HIV. The Centre also tackles prevention and care issues associated with other infectious diseases and infections and works closely with the Department of Health.


London location


Based in popular West London, the University is in the heart of one of the UK's most successful business regions.

We have two sites in West London, Ealing and Brentford. The University runs a free shuttle bus between Ealing Broadway Station and our Ealing and Brentford sites.

Meanwhile, central London and all it has to offer is within easy reach thanks to excellent transport links. Our campus is close to Heathrow Airport, served by fast rail links and has excellent local bus services.

Wide-ranging support

Whether you're studying at one of our sites or learning remotely, you can access all kinds of support from our One Stop Shop.

Student advice

You can get free and confidential professional advice on practical issues at our One Stop Shop. Their knowledge and expertise cover things like sources of funding, how to manage your finances, state benefits, housing rights and immigration advice.

Support for disabled students

The Disability Team provides a discreet, confidential service to University of West London students with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Making the most of your career opportunities

Our Careers Service provides help and support on a wide range of careers issues, including job hunting, assessment and selection procedures.

Our Employment Service offers you job vacancy information from regional, national and international employers.


As a University of West London graduate, you will automatically become a member of our worldwide alumni community. It will help you to say in touch with us, your friends and colleagues, and it's a great way to maintain and take advantage of the connections you make during your time with us.

Where to live

Our award winning Paragon halls of residence provide purpose-built student accommodation at our Brentford site. If you prefer, then Accommodation Team can help you find the ideal private rented accommodation nearby.

International students

If you're thinking of studying in the UK, it's well worth considering all that the University of West London has to offer. The dynamic learning environment and the quality of our courses attract over 3,000 international students from over 60 countries. Our international student body spans across Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Middle East.

Our International Office provides help and advice on a range of issues, including the application process and funding.


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University of West London
St Mary's Road
W5 5RF
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom

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