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Welcome to the University of West London! We are the best modern university in London* with the best student union in England**. 98% of our graduates are in employment or further education within 6 months****.

Our main campus is in London, close to many employment links. The University of West London is recognised by the International Association of Universities and The Association of Commonwealth Universities, and also has overseas partnerships all over the world, offering students the chance to study for a University of West London degree in their home country.

To learn more about the University of West London, please visit the UWL webpages: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/ Please note that the information on these pages includes courses which currently are only taught in London. However, you can find general information about the University and its credentials on this site, including :

* - According to The Times and Sunday Times University rankings 2018.
** - According to the National Student Survey 2017.
*** - According to the Guardian University Guide 2019.
**** - These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.

The University of West London Branch Campus, in the Academic Zone of Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The newly launched The University of West London (RAK Branch campus) Centre is located in the Academic Zone of the Ras al Khaimah Free Trade Zone in the United Arab Emirates. This is the first branch campus of the University of West London in the Middle East. The centre is 50 minutes’ drive from Dubai and transport is provided for students throughout Northern Emirates, including Dubai and Sharjah.

The centre offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are taught by highly experienced teaching staff. Teaching is conducted face-to-face in RAK, and students have a Personal Tutor, a Course Tutor and access to support staff who can help with any pastoral or academic query. In addition, academic lecturers from London fly in every semester to conduct some of the teaching. There are also other links to students and staff at the main campus in London.

The teaching is conducted in a modern building offering classrooms, a library, a computer room, a games and recreation room, and a prayer room. There is a newly developed shopping mall opposite the centre. Students are given free lunches every Friday.

We offer flexible timetables to suit students’ needs and to accommodate working professionals. Classes are delivered in English, and qualifications awarded will be the same as those awarded in the UK.

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The Career University

We are the top modern university in London for graduate employment and our alumni have higher starting salaries than those of any other modern university in the capital.
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and students in Ras al Khaimah will also have access to the London campus Careers Service, which helps our students realise their potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
CVs, job hunting, recruitment and selection procedures, further study.

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Life as a student in RAK

Students choose to study at the University of West London – RAK Branch Campus, to gain a high quality English degree. The experience to study on the branch campus involves forming connections with a close-knit group of students. We can arrange tours to attractions across the UAE, and will offer the opportunity for a study and cultural tour to London. The staff are very friendly and supportive. This is what some of our current students have to say:

Attractions in Ras Al Khaimah

World's Longest Zipline

Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais – the highest mountain in the UAE, is home to the world’s longest zipline... a bucket list attraction for the UAE and the world.

Jebel Jais (Mountain)

Jebel Jais is definitely the UAE’s tallest mountain and is every bit as exciting as a tall mountain should be. Rugged, at times wind -swept, valleys with sweeping views…and absolute isolation.

Bassata Desert Village

The adventure that most may think of when coming to Arabia is to live like the Bedouins; in the desert and a tent and enriching ourselves with the culture of the people.

RAK Track

RAK Track is a new karting track located in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. You can experience both rental/hire karts and professional racing karts at our track.

Dhayah Fort

With a backdrop of steep mountains, the bay of Dhayah has always been a very fertile area and has been settled in at least since the third millennium BC. It is the only hilltop fort still existing in the UAE and offers a fantastic view of the lush

Marjan Island

Al Marjan Island is a group of 4 coral-shaped islands in a man-made island chain located in Ras al-Khaimah. On Marjan Island, residents and visitors have access to a 2,000 meter Corniche. A walkway where you kick-off the day’s stresses with a healthy jog, a bicycle ride or a quick run.