University profile

University of West London

2023/24 edition

About University of West London

Welcome to The Career University

At the University of West London (UWL) we’re dedicated to providing you with the skills and opportunities you need to succeed in your chosen profession.

We know postgraduate study is a big investment. That’s why, across our eight academic schools and two sites in Ealing, Brentford plus our Hub in Reading, we provide outstanding facilities and the highest quality teaching. We also take full advantage of our location in one the UK’s most successful business regions to provide invaluable access to key industry contacts.

It’s all designed to give you the edge in your career, whatever your chosen profession. What’s more we know it works.

Of course, whilst career prospects are important, so is your time studying at UWL. To ensure our postgraduate students have the best learning and social experience possible, we have invested more than £150m across our campuses in recent years. That includes updating our primary campus in Ealing – a site that now boasts new state of the art facilities, an on-site restaurant and a refurbished student union (voted best in the UK).

All this and more has made us London’s number one modern university.

*As voted by UWL students in 2017 NSS Survey

Our courses

As you’d expect, all our postgraduate courses have been designed to meet our students’ needs by balancing academic knowledge and the practical skills by valued by employers. To ensure a varied learning experience, we include lots of guest lectures and interactive workshops. You can also count on opportunities to build a professional network that will support you for years to come.

We offer postgraduate awards in the following areas:

  • Business and Finance
  • Civil Engineering and Built Environment
  • Computing and Technology
  • Creative Industries
  • Cyber Security
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Law
  • Management
  • Music, Composition and Performance
  • Nursing and Healthcare
  • Social and Human Sciences

As well as taught courses, we offer opportunities for supervised, original research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees.

Find out more at one of our Open days

Exceptional facilities

As a postgraduate student studying with us, you’ll enjoy the benefit of a university that’s constantly investing in our research, training and leisure facilities. Here’s a glance at just a few of our modern facilities:

The Savoy Suite

A generous grant from the Savoy Educational Trust allowed us to develop our state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre, the Savoy Suite. Designed exclusively for postgraduate students, the suite is equipped with computers, video conferencing technology, a theatre for lectures and presentations, a multi-functional space for group work and seminars, and a breakout area for socialising and relaxing between study sessions.

Mock Court Room

Opened in 2015, our mock courtroom gives students studying at our School of Law and Criminology a chance to practise mooting and gain legal experience in a realistic environment. The room is also used for legal training, teaching and events.

Simulation Centres and The Richard Wells Research Centre

The centres in Brentford and Reading provide aspiring nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals with an environment that replicates hospital and healthcare settings ensuring students gain the hands-on experience, specialist training and practical skills they need to succeed.

Meanwhile, The Richard Wells Research Centre offers students an invaluable resource at the forefront of innovative research.

Where to live

Our award-winning Paragon Halls of Residence provides purpose-built student accommodation at our Brentford site. It’s just a free shuttle-bus ride away from our Ealing campus. Or if you prefer, our accommodation team can help you find the ideal private rented accommodation nearby.

Life on campus

Our Ealing site is a modern, safe and inspiring place to study, with a laid-back atmosphere and brand new facilities. We’re also located in West London’s business hub, and close to many of the employers that we work with today – and you may work with in the future.

Meanwhile, our Brentford and Reading sites are purpose-built to provide you with the very best training and practical opportunities for your career.

Life in London

Being a student in London means you are surrounded by art, culture, history and entertainment. And if you’re studying on our Reading campus, you have the benefit of being in a popular student city, just 30 minutes from London.

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 quality of our courses and our links to business attract 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.

Contact details

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