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University of West London

University of West London

Key Information
Rank 47
Location London, England
Established 1860
International Students 20%
Famous Courses Career Focus  
International Fees £16,250-19,750
Key Information
Location London, England
Established 1860
Famous Courses Career Focus  
International Fees £16,250-19,750

University of West London Overview

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.

University of West London

Studying at UWL is all about gaining the skills, expertise and insight you need to excel in your chosen career. Highly experienced industry experts will teach you and have the chance to benefit from close industry connections. The University contains 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
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
  • School of Human and Social Science
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • London College of Music


Over a three-year period, the University has embarked on a £150 million redevelopment project to enhance students’ social and learning experiences, thereby maintaining its position as a leading modern university in London. The University has worked closely with the Students’ Union and student representatives throughout the process to ensure the student experience is at the heart of the project.

University of West London Services for International Students

UWL has over 11,000 students, with 20% from outside the UK. The University provides free and confidential support for international students throughout their studies, including:

  • Fees and funding, including scholarships
  • Visa and immigration
  • Money advice
  • Housing rights

Pre-sessional English language courses

If you have not met the English Language requirements to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree course with UWL, you may be eligible for a pre-sessional English language course. Students who receive an offer letter from the university will also be sent details on how to book a place on the course.   

Pre-masters courses

Also known as an Extended Master's, these courses are designed for students who do not meet the initial entry requirements for a master's degree at UWL. Through a programme of specially designed modules, the course aims to:

  • Enable students who have already achieved the threshold standards at Level 6 to extend, develop and enhance their knowledge and skills to the standards required for Level 7 study
  • Develop students’ familiarity with UK academic practices and protocols
  • Increase students’ intellectual confidence to feel prepared for Level 7 study in the UK

After studying a 12-week programme, students will transition seamlessly to a regular master's.

University of West London Rankings

  • University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the Daily Mail University Guide 2024
  • Best modern* London university (non-specialist) in the CUG 2024
  • In the top 30% of universities nationwide in The Guardian University Guide 2024
  • Number 1 London University (non-specialist) in the National Student Survey 2023**
  • Best University for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • 47th in the Times Good University Guide 2024 

80% of UWL research is rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment. 

  • *Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in and subsequent to, 1992.
  • **The National Student Survey 2023 and 2022 results are based on the average of all scores in the survey. Number 1 in the UK (excluding specialist institutions) for academic support in 2022. 

University of West London Accommodation

UWL knows that accommodation is key to your university experience and that you want to love where you live. The University will help you find suitable and safe accommodation.

The University offer a range of options, from university-managed shared flats and houses at the Student Village, which is a short walk from South Ealing Station, or they can help you find accommodation off-campus in Ealing and the surrounding area; or if you choose to rent your accommodation privately, UWL has put together resources for you to make sure where you are renting is safe.

Suppose you are studying at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading. In that case, the University have strong links with local student accommodation providers, so you can feel safe knowing that your home has our stamp of approval.

University of West London Location

The West London Campus Ealing site has superb facilities, including the Paul Hamlyn Library, a student radio station, an auditorium, music studios, industry-standard labs, a mock courtroom, restaurants and cafés, and a sports centre.

View UWL's study facilities and take a virtual campus tour to learn more.

University of West London Alumni

  • Claude Littner (Known for BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’)
  • Lorraine Pascale (Television Cook and Former Model)
  • Lesley Waters (Ready, Steady, Cook!)
  • Alex da Kid (British Music Producer
  • Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  • Pete Townshend (The Who)
  • Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly (2013 Academy Award nominee, Best Short Film)
  • Matt Tong (Bloc Party)
  • Anthonia Edwards (Winner of The Voice UK, 2022)
  • Little Simz (British Rapper and Actress)
  • Rebecca Harris (Oscar Winning Film Producer) 

University of West London Blogs, News and Updates

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