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The University operates across campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley serving west and south-west Scotland.

For over 100 years, the University has been offering programmes with a vocational focus and continues to be dedicated to vocationally relevant education.

With around 20,000 students, including 1,400 international students, the University is an international, innovative and inclusive institution.

The Ayr Campus is located on the west coast of Scotland in the town of Ayr. The Campus houses some of the finest media, broadcasting and recording facilities available. UCA is just a few miles from Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, with the local area boasting beautiful scenery and a rich arts tradition and history.

Dumfries Campus is located two miles from the centre of Dumfries. The Campus provides the local area with a range of Higher Education programmes.

The Hamilton Campus is located in the heart of Lanarkshire offering a lively, safe and friendly atmosphere. Hamilton is well-served with travel links and is centrally located just eleven miles south of Glasgow. Burns Country, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs as well as the cultural cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are all within easy reach. The main rail line from London and the Midlands to Glasgow is ten minutes from Hamilton, and there is also a fast and frequent service from Hamilton to Glasgow. The campus is also within two hours of Stranraer and Cairnryan ferry terminals.

The Paisley Campus is located in the heart of Paisley, Scotland's largest town. Paisley is seven miles west of Glasgow and, as such, is ideally located for access to some of Scotland's, and the world's, most beautiful and historic places such as Edinburgh, Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

With Glasgow International Airport nearby, as well as some of Scotland's best shopping, eating and entertainment facilities, Paisley provides all the amenities of a large, cosmopolitan city yet remains small enough to be a friendly place to study and live.

The University has eight academic schools, each providing a range of subject-specific programmes. Most of our courses provide students the opportunity to undertake one year's paid work placement, underpinning the practical and vocational orientation of our programmes. Upon graduation, our students are prepared for employment.

Campus contact details:

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Paisley Campus
United Kingdom (GB/UK)

International department web address


+44 (0) 141 848 3000