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University of West London

UWL has a reputation for high-quality education closely linked to employment. We aim to inspire our students to become innovative professionals, connecting them to exciting and rewarding careers.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (21)
Medicine & Health (13)
Arts, Design & Architecture (12)
Social Sciences (12)
Computer Science & IT (10)
Engineering & Technology (10)
Applied Sciences & Professions (8)
Law (6)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (5)
Journalism & Media (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



First founded as the Lady Byron School in 1860, the institution as it exists today was originally formed from the merger of Ealing College of Higher Education, Thames Valley College of Higher Education, the London College of Music and Queen Charlotte’s College of Health Care Studies.


Academic schools

  • London School of Film, Media and Design
  • The Claude Littner Business School
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • London College of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Ealing Law School
  • London College of Music
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
  • School of Human and Social Sciences


Chair of Composition/Head of Research, Professor Francis Pott, is internationally recognised especially in the field of organ music and sacred choral work. Widely published and recorded, his work has been heard in almost 40 countries and in the Vatican. An authority on the music of Nikolai Medtner, he is also a professional pianist with performance-based research interests. There is also a strong thread of electronic and electroacoustic composition practice as research within the department which encompasses both popular and art music.


The careers service can support you with your career planning by helping you develop and enhance your employability skills and graduate attributes.We provide job opportunities, employer engagement activities and employment-related information and advice for students and graduates using a large database of vacancies and employer contacts covering all sectors of employment.

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Why Apply to this University?

  • University of West London offers over 60 Masters from disciplines like Finance, International Business, Nursing, Criminology, Information Systems, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

  • The university offers Masters from popular degree types including Masters of Science, Masters of Arts, M.B.A.s and LL.M.s.

  • UWL provides a large database of job opportunities, while offering job advice to graduates in all work sectors.

  • 97% of students are employed within 6 months after graduating, according to HESA 2017.

  • First university in London in terms of overall satisfaction, according to National Student Survey 2017.

  • Located in West London, one of UK’s most successful business regions, just 30 minutes from Central London.

  • Most Masers at UWL take 1 year to complete and can be studied full-time or part-time.

  • Tuition fees for Masters start at about 8500 EUR /year for EU/EEA students and 13700 EUR /year for international students. Costs may change from one year to another.

  • Courses start every year in September.

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Student services

The University offers a breadth of support and advice concerning both your professional and your personal life, including help with funding, learning support, health and counselling services, accommodation and a chaplaincy welcoming all faiths.

Housing services

All accommodation enquiries are dealt with by the University's Student welfare team, St Mary's Road, Ealing . The team offer a free and confidential service to all new and existing University of West London students.

Library services

The University of West London Library offers resources, high quality services and professional expertise to enable the effective discovery and use of information and the development of knowledge.

The Library currently operates in two locations, in Ealing and Reading, and offers lengthy opening hours, seven days a week.

ICT services

IT Services has to maintain and enhance the University’s core IT systems: the data network and connectivity to the Internet, the systems that support its operation (student records, finance, HR, estates etc.) as well as ensure that the services to support learning and teaching (in classrooms) are robust, fit-forpurpose, and appropriately resilient.

Medical services

The Berkshire Institute for Health, situated in Reading, is in walking distance of the main railway and bus stations, adjacent to car parking and within easy reach of the town's 'park and ride' bus stops. People come from miles around to sample Reading's shopping and nightlife. With the University of Reading in the same town, there is plenty of entertainment aimed at students and lots to do.

Student Life

Campus life

Our West London campus is located in what is widely regarded as being one of the most desirable places in London to live. There is a free bus available to all students which connect the two sites, Ealing and Brentford, just 10 minutes apart. Both towns combine a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere with spacious parks and relaxed cafe culture. The area is safe, beautiful, multicultural and close to both London Heathrow Airport and the very centre of the city of London.

Student clubs

When you enrol on to a course, you automatically become a member of the students' union.As a student at University of West London, the students' union champions you so that your experience is the best it can be.We are an independent organisation and we work with the University to ensure that you have the power to succeed. We also represent you nationally, and are affiliated to the National Union of Students.


Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the general term used for accreditation activities, whether based on prior certificated learning or prior experiential learning. There are four ways to get APL:

  • Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning
  • External Accreditation
  • Articulation Agreement

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Interesting modules, great place.

A master that prepares you for the professional world
Max Oliveira rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good environment and qualified teachers

Learning Rewards
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The course has broaden my scope about learning and how to contribute meaningfully to the society that I belong

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