University focus: the University of West London

Posted on 1st Dec 2016 in University Study, United Kingdom

Why come to the University of West London?

We warmly welcome you to the University of West London, which draws on 150 years of local heritage, professional education and teaching excellence. Join us and you’ll be part of a friendly community of over 10,000 students, over 10% of whom are international students from almost 100 countries worldwide. The University of West London has built a reputation for high-quality education offering real-world experience and excellent employment opportunities. We aim to inspire our students to become innovative professionals, leading them to exciting and rewarding careers.

Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, the University’s highly qualified staff provide a wealth of experience in their respective disciplines and a strong network of connections within their industries. Everything we do is designed to equip our students with both the academic knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in their chosen careers. We are the number one University in London for student satisfaction and boast one of the highest employment rates in the country, with 96% of students in work within six months of graduating. We are The Career University.

There are many reasons to benefit from studying at the University of West London.

  • We are the top modern university in London for employability: 96% of our students are in employment within six months of graduating.*
  • We are the number one university in London for student satisfaction**: nine of our courses received 100% satisfaction rates across our eight schools.***
  • We are located in West London, one of the UK’s most successful business regions. With excellent transport links - we are 20 minutes from Central London and 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport.
  • We have invested over £50 million in our new Ealing campus to improve students' learning and social experiences. This includes a brand new library, refurbished Students' Union, impressive teaching facilities and state-of-the-art studios for the student radio station.
  • All of our Schools have highly qualified staff with a wealth of experience in their chosen field. They are committed to developing the skills and career aspirations of our students.
  • The University has a vibrant student community. All students have the opportunity to get involved with our Students’ Union, which has a diverse range of societies.

*According to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) figures published by HESA in July 2016. Graduates who have studied an undergraduate degree programme
**Compared to other multi-faculty higher education institutions in London; average of NSS questions 1 to 22
***NSS 2016 Q22 Overall Satisfaction, compared to other multi-faculty higher education institutions in London

Our Courses

Our portfolio ranges from Film, Media, Music and Design to Computing, Business and Law, as well as Hospitality and Tourism, Nursing, Midwifery, Healthcare, Psychology, Social Work and Human Sciences.


The University of West London offers international students competitive fees, especially given our London location. In addition, we offer international fee paying students the chance to apply for one of our 100 International Ambassador Scholarships worth up to £5000. These are available for both January and September intakes.

London Location

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

The Ealing site of our West London campus has just undergone a £50 million transformation. It now features state-of-the-art student facilities - including music studios, auditorium, the Paul Hamlyn library, restaurants, cafes, a refurbished Students’ Union, and much more.