University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Overview

UCLan is one of the largest universities in the UK with student and staff community approaching 38,000. With around 2,500 international students, it has a strong portfolio of Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught and Research programmes within sixteen academic schools. In 2010 UCLan became the first UK modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2015 the Centre for World University Rankings placed UCLan in the top 3.8 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.


UCLan now has a campus in Cyprusthe only university in the UK to offer degrees accredited both in the UK and in Cyprus.


UCLan has 185 years experience in providing education since its establishment in 1828 as the ‘Institute for the Diffusion of knowledge’. UCLan became a University in 1992.


UCLan Offers:

  • Outstanding teaching and excellent student experience;
  • World-leading research with real-world impact;
  • Turning today’s raw talent into tomorrow’s skilled workforce and entrepreneurs, with nearly 90 per cent of our graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.

Why choose UCLan?

1.You will be joining one of the top  4% of all universities in the world 

As well being ranked in the top 4% by the Centre for World University Rankings 2015(CWUR), UCLan was the UK’s first modern university to get into the QS World rankings, and we were awarded the maximum 5 stars for the quality of our teaching.

2.  UCLan IS THE TOP UK UNIVERSITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS

 We’re No 1 in the UK for graduates still running thriving businesses after 3 years.

3. INVALUABLE REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Thanks to our strong links with over 1,000 employers you’ll get the hands-on work experience you need to shine in your chosen career.

4. UCLAN GRADUATES ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING RESULTS AND ARE HIGHLY EMPLOYABLE

Over 90% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. 

5. YOU’LL DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO COMPETE ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE

You’ll be offered the chance to take on a work experience placement or study a semester of your course abroad - in Europe or the USA - and you’ll also enjoy the opportunity to learn a language for free while you study.

6. UCLan FABULOUS FACILITIES MAKE STUDY A PLEASURE

Our award-winning Students’ Union will make sure your experience here is unforgettable – such as the de-stressing Puppy Rooms during exam season! – while our Library offers 24/7 access to high quality learning resources and flexible study spaces during term time. All full-time undergraduate degree students enjoy free membership of our on-campus Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, while our outdoor sports arena was a training venue for the 2012 Olympics.

7. UCLan IS INVESTING SERIOUS MONEY IN YOUR EDUCATION

Our £200m Campus Masterplan will blend our already fantastic facilities with new buildings – including a £30m-plus state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, opening in 2018 - and public green spaces, improving access for pedestrians and cyclists.

8. PERSONAL TUITION IN SMALLER STUDY GROUPS

We’re in their UK Top 20 for small groups – while your dedicated Personal Tutor will help guide you through your studies towards a successful career.

9. YOUR SAFETY

Preston is a small student-friendly city and provides a safer environment than many larger cities in the UK, helped by initiatives like 24 hour CCTV, security across our campuses and a safe bus scheme.

10. UCLan LOCATION 

Our compact campus is at the heart of Preston and everything you need - from shops to restaurants and nightlife - is in walking distance. Preston is one of the greenest cities in the UK – over two thirds of the area is rural or green open spaces – and you’re just a 25 minute drive from the beaches and bustle of Blackpool, and 40-minutes from metropolitan Manchester and the stunning Lake District.

  • Institution ranking
    91
  • Year established
    1828
  • Location
    North West England
  • Registered students
    25395
  • Students satisfaction
    82%

Academic specialism

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) comprises 20 academic Schools which are supported by our professional services, who contribute to the effective running of the University. The Executive Team and the Board of Governors lead the University and are responsible for ensuring UCLan fulfils its mission and values. You can find out more about various aspects of the University, such as our Honorary Fellows, Companies and Trustsand Safety, Health and Environment, in the Corporate Information section. 

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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

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Location

Preston is the cultural capital of Lancashire, and has easy commuting access to the rest of the UK by road, rail and air.


The university is a ten minute walk away from the main train station. By train, Preston is 45 minutes away from Manchester, 2hrs 15 minutes from London and 1 hour from Liverpool. Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool airports are easily accessible.