University of West London

London, England


The University of West London (UWL) is a public university in the United Kingdom which has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in Greater London, as well as in Reading, Berkshire.

The university has roots back to 1860, when the Lady Byron School was founded, which later became Ealing College of Higher Education. In 1990, Ealing College of Higher Education, Thames Valley College of Higher Education, Queen Charlotte’s College of Health Care Studies and the London College of Music merged to form the Polytechnic of West London. In 1992, the Polytechnic of West London became a university and adopted the name Thames Valley University. In 2004, Thames Valley merged with Reading College and School of Arts and Design. A former campus in Slough was closed in 2010.

In August 2010, the university announced that it had been granted permission to change its name to the University of West London, to reflect a focusing of operations onto its Ealing and Brentford campuses. The new name was formally adopted on Wednesday 6 April 2011.

79 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Medium
10,390 Students


2,3,4,5 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS
Other Applications Accepted Institution's own application

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Trinity ISE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Regular Application Deadline

Cost and Scholarships

£ 12,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Top-up Bursary
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements All new Home/EU applicants for entry in September 2018/January 2019 onto Level 6 of a full-time undergraduate top-up degree at the University of West London are automatically eligible and need not apply. To be eligible, students must: enrol on a full-time Level 6 top-up course in September 2018/January 2019 at the University hold a formal Level 5 qualification (eg HND. FdA, DipHE) awarded in the academic year prior to entry in a subject area relevant to their chosen course of study be undertaking a course for which they are eligible for SLC tuition fees and the fee is £9,250 not have previously studied at the University of West London.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
Total Worth £3,000
Eligibility and Requirements Open to Home/EU students studying BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) course starting in April
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
International Ambassador Scholarships
Total Worth up to £5,000
Eligibility and Requirements Students are eligible to apply for the International Ambassador Scholarship if they have been offered a place to study on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of West London
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline November 25
Other Details The International Ambassador Scholarship provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to become ambassadors for the University of West London. The International Ambassador Scholarship provides a discount for the cost of tuition for the first year of study only.