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About University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international university that offers students progressive, modern learning pathways. We have been cultivating learning excellence and future leaders since 1828, and today are one of the UK's biggest universities. We provide our students with a choice of more than 300 undergraduate courses and 200 postgraduate options.
UCLan is based primarily in Preston, but students can also study on contemporary campus sites in Burnley, Westlakes in the UK and Cyprus. We are continually investing in our infrastructure and attracting a passi...
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is an international university that offers students progressive, modern learning pathways. We have been cultivating learning excellence and future leaders since 1828, and today are one of the UK's biggest universities. We provide our students with a choice of more than 300 undergraduate courses and 200 postgraduate options.<br><br>UCLan is based primarily in Preston, but students can also study on contemporary campus sites in Burnley, Westlakes in the UK and Cyprus. We are continually investing in our infrastructure and attracting a passionate student community from more than 100 different countries.<br><br>The University maintains a wide range of academic and professional partnerships with more than 120 different institutions around the world. UCLan graduates will become part of a global alumni network and benefit from extensive networking opportunities.
We’ve recently invested GBP 200 million in transforming our Preston Campus to give it a world-class makeover. This includes a stunning brand-new Student Centre at the heart of campus, designed with your well-being in mind and including a relaxing rooftop garden. The campus is located a short walk away from the city centre, and all university-owned accommodation is closeby. There are plenty of cafes, both on-site and around the city, and our social spaces and student centre mean there is always plenty of room to socialise with friends or get your head down and study.
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UCLan students develop advanced skills and knowledge, which are highly desirable to employers. An impressive 95.5 per cent of UCLan students enter employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA Employment Performance Indicator 2018).
The University has close links with more than 1,000 regional employers and enterprises, covering a multitude of industries, giving students extensive opportunities to gain practical work experience through long-term work placements, short-term internships, and study abroad programmes.
UCLan is also a leading UK university for entrepreneurship and has been named the top university in the north of England for producing start-up businesses, as well as being ranked fifth overall in the UK (Tide, 2021).
UCLan’s Propeller enterprise hub offers business start-up support to students and graduates, including skills and knowledge workshops, networking opportunities, and a business incubation space.
Preston is an affordable and easy city to live in, with plenty to keep you entertained and affordable shops and food.
Preston is also the only city in the North West to have ‘Purple Flag’ status, awarded for the safe, diverse and affordable nightlife on offer.
The majority of UCLan students are eligible for free sports membership. For Preston Campus students, this includes the indoor Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on campus, and the nearby outdoor sports arena, which houses an international-standard athletics track, cycle track, all-weather football and hockey pitches, tennis and netball courts, alongside facilities for strength and conditioning. We also offer free sports membership for Burnley students at the local St Peter’s Leisure Centre.
There’s plenty to do in Burnley with a campus surrounded by miles of open countryside, nearby Towneley Park, or heading into town and visiting the cinema, art gallery, or bustling market hall. There’s even live football at Burley FC’s Turf Moor Stadium.
Tuition Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries
Fees for UK students studying a full-time undergraduate degree are GBP 9,250 per year; fees for foundation years, accelerated degrees and sandwich years can vary and are listed on our website. Exceptions apply to non-standard degrees, eg Medicine, BVMS or Bioveterinary Science, and different fees apply to EU/International students.
Please check against your individual course on the website.
All fees are inclusive of all teaching, academic support and use of university facilities and equipment. However, some courses may incur additional optional costs, such as travel to work placement locations.