University of Central Lancashire


University of Central Lancashire is a modern global university. It is situated mainly in Preston, Lancashire. But the university has multi-campuses. And, it has partnerships with 125 institutions around the earth. The motto of this institute is ‘Ex solo ad solem’ means ‘from the earth to the sun’.

This leading UK university is serious about their goal as like their motto. Lancashire motivates students through real-life teaching and brilliant academic supports. So, the local people as well the internationals get life-changing teachings from Lancashire.


University of Central Lancashire started its journey back in 1828. People knew it as ‘Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. After 54 years of education services, it received a significant donation. The Trustees of Edmund Robert Harris provided it in 1882. And the institute then adopted the name ‘Harris Institute’. In 1956 the government started a re-organisation of technical education. So, the institute again changed its name to ‘Harris College’. UCLan had gone through many evolutions and changes over years. Following these changes, it became a Polytechnic institute ‘Preston Polytechnic’ in 1973. In 1984, it introduced its name to people Lancashire Polytechnic’.

In the year 1992, the government permitted degree-awarding powers to polytechnics. Finally the institute the ‘University of Central Lancashire’. It created the logo of ‘UCLan’ in 2007. The university again came with a new brand, logo, and colour in 2020. These are symbols of a strong place of learning, where goals become real successes. With a proud long history, the university is growing to a leading position. Today, UCLan courses include 400 undergraduate and over 200 postgraduate. All the courses in UCLan are taught by professionals.


The main campus of UCLan may be found in Preston, Lancashire, not far from the city’s downtown. The Lake District is close by, and the city itself has a retail mall, world-class sports facilities, and historic buildings to complement the stunning natural beauty.

Students Statistics

  • Undergraduate – 72%
  • Postgraduate – 28%
  • Full-time students – 78%
  • Part-time students – 22%
  • UK/EU students – 83%
  • International students – 14%
  • Female – 58%
  • Male – 42%

  • Ranking Achievements

  • 107th in the Times University Guide 2023
  • 104th in the Guardian University Guide 2023

  • The Physics department at UCLan received the highest overall rating in the REF 2021, with 90% of its submitted research being deemed world-leading or internationally good (4 or 3 stars, respectively). With 83% of its total research submissions rated 4 stars or higher, UCLan’s Social Work and Social Policy department likewise did well. Although Modern Languages and Linguistics received a 75% average for a 4-star impact, the Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy fields averaged a 79% total 4-star rating.

    UCLan’s philosophy department placed eighth nationally out of 35 submissions with a 4-star impact, with 50% of the research classified as world-leading after submitting to REF for the first time. In terms of research effect, Business and Management Studies performed exceptionally well, with 100% of its contribution being ranked 4/3 stars, a significant increase from REF2014, and placing it in the top 20% of the UK for 4-star impact.


    The institute has six faculties and fourteen schools, known as-


    1. Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

    2. Faculty of Business and Justice

    3. Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Science

    4. Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

    5. Faculty of Health and Care

    6. Faculty of Science and Technology


    1. School of Arts and Media

    2. School of Community Health and Midwifery

    3. School of Dentistry

    4. School of Engineering

    5. School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

    6. School of Justice

    7. School of Medicine

    8. School of Natural Sciences

    9. School of Nursing

    10. School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

    11. School of Psychology and Computer Science

    12. School of Social Work, Care and Community

    13. School of Sport and Health Sciences

    14. School of Veterinary Medicine

    15. Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

    Fees & Scholarships

    International Fee Range:£11,950-12,950


    Every student seeks scholarships, financial awards, or discounts. And, UCLan believes that cost should not be a burden for talents. So, it offers a range of different scholarships and bursaries. These depend on various things like academic excellence, family income, nationality, etc.

    Some  popular scholarships  are-

  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Family Loyalty Scholarship
  • GEMS Education Scholarship
  • International Bursary
  • Chevening – UK Government Scholarship
  • International Alumni Scholarship
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarships
  • Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities etc.
  • Courses


  • Accounting Business
  • Accounting Finance
  • Accounting Financial Studies
  • Acting
  • Aerospace Engineering (3 Years)
  • Aerospace Engineering (4 Years)
  • Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies (3 Years)
  • Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies (4 Years)
  • Animation
  • Applied Community Social Care Studies
  • Archaeology (3 Years)
  • Archaeology (4 Years)
  • Archaeology Anthropology
  • Architectural Studies
  • Architecture
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Astrobiology
  • Astrophysics (3 Years)
  • Astrophysics (4 Years)
  • Aviation (March Start)
  • Aviation (May Start)
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Bioveterinary Sciences
  • British Sign Language Deaf Studies
  • Building Services Sustainable Engineering (3 Years)
  • Building Services Sustainable Engineering (4 Years)
  • Building Services Sustainable Engineering (Foundation Entry)
  • Building Surveying
  • Building Surveying (Foundation Entry)
  • Business Management
  • Business Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Business Marketing
  • Business Marketing (Foundation Entry)
  • Business Administration (Top Up)
  • Chemistry (3 Years)
  • Chemistry (4 Years)
  • Chemistry (Foundation Entry)
  • Chemistry (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Children, Schools Families (Graduate Practitioner)
  • Children, Schools Families (Graduate Practitioner) (Foundation Entry)
  • Children, Schools Families (Graduate Practitioner) (Top Up)
  • Civil Engineering (3 Years)
  • Civil Engineering (4 Years)
  • Civil Engineering (Foundation Entry)
  • Civil Engineering Construction Management
  • Clinical Dental Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Social Care: Policy Practice (Year 3 Entry)
  • Community Leadership (Top Up)
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Games Development (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Computer Games Development (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Computer Networks Security (3 Years)
  • Computer Networks Security (4 Years)
  • Computer Networks Security (Foundation Entry)
  • Computer Networks Security (Foundation Entry) (Sandwich Option)
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science (Foundation Entry)
  • Computing
  • Computing (Foundation Entry)
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Project Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Counselling, Coaching Psychological Interventions
  • Counselling, Coaching Psychological Interventions (Foundation Entry)
  • Creative Advertising
  • Criminology Criminal Justice
  • Criminology Sociology
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security (Foundation Entry)
  • Dance
  • Deaf Studies Education
  • Deaf Studies Education (Foundation Entry)
  • Dental Surgery
  • Dental Therapy
  • Education History
  • Education History (Foundation Entry)
  • Education Psychology
  • Education Psychology (Foundation Entry)
  • Education Sociology
  • Education Sociology (Foundation Entry)
  • Education Studies
  • Education Studies (Foundation Entry)
  • Electrical Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering (3 Years)
  • Electronic Engineering (4 Years)
  • Electronic Engineering (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Electronic Engineering (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Energy Engineering (3 Years)
  • Energy Engineering (4 Years)
  • Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • English a Modern Language
  • English a Modern Language (Foundation Entry)
  • English for International Corporate Communication (Top Up)
  • English for International Corporate Communication with a Modern Foreign Language
  • English Language Creative Writing
  • English Language Creative Writing (Foundation Entry)
  • English Language Linguistics
  • English Language Linguistics (Foundation Entry)
  • English Language Literature
  • English Language Literature (Foundation Entry)
  • English Literature
  • English Literature (Foundation Entry)
  • English Literature Creative Writing
  • English Literature Creative Writing (Foundation Entry)
  • English Literature History
  • English Literature History (Foundation Entry)
  • Enterprise Management
  • Event Management
  • Event Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Facilities Management
  • Facilities Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Promotion Marketing
  • Filmmaking
  • Filmmaking (Foundation Entry)
  • Fine Art
  • Fire Leadership Studies
  • Fire Leadership Studies (Foundation Entry)
  • Fire Engineering (3 Years)
  • Fire Engineering (4 Years)
  • Fire Engineering (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Fire Engineering (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Fire Safety (Engineering) (Top Up)
  • Fire Safety (Management) (Top Up)
  • Fire Safety Risk Management
  • Football Studies
  • Football Studies (Foundation Entry)
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science (Foundation Entry)
  • Forensic Science Criminal Investigation
  • Games Design
  • Games Design (Foundation Entry)
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Social Care (Top Up)
  • Healthcare Science
  • History
  • History (Foundation Entry)
  • History Politics
  • History Politics (Foundation Entry)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Business (Foundation Entry)
  • International Business Communication
  • International Business Communication with a Modern Foreign Language
  • International Hospitality Management
  • International Hospitality Management (Foundation Entry)
  • International Journalism
  • International Journalism (Foundation Entry)
  • International Tourism Management
  • International Tourism Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Journalism
  • Journalism (Foundation Entry)
  • Law
  • Law (Diploma)
  • Law (Foundation Entry)
  • Law with Business
  • Law with Criminology
  • Management in Events
  • Management in Hospitality
  • Management in Tourism
  • Manufacturing Engineering (3 Years)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (4 Years)
  • Mathematical Physics (3 Years)
  • Mathematical Physics (4 Years)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Mathematics (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Mechanical Engineering (3 Years)
  • Mechanical Engineering (4 Years)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (Top Up)
  • Mechatronics Intelligent Machines
  • Mechatronics Intelligent Machines (Top Up)
  • Media Television Production
  • Media Television Production (Foundation Entry)
  • Media Management
  • Medical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Microbiology
  • Midwifery
  • Modern Languages
  • Modern Languages (Foundation Entry)
  • Motorsports Engineering (3 Years)
  • Motorsports Engineering (4 Years)
  • Motorsports Engineering (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Motorsports Engineering (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Music Production Performance
  • Music Theatre
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience (Foundation Entry)
  • Nursing in General Practice (Top Up)
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Children Young People)
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities)
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Nutrition Exercise Sciences
  • Nutrition Exercise Sciences (Foundation Entry)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oil Gas Safety Engineering
  • Oil Gas Safety Engineering (3 Years)
  • Oil Gas Safety Engineering (4 Years)
  • Oil Gas Safety Engineering (Foundation Entry)
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership (Foundation Entry)
  • Paramedic Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (Foundation Entry)
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy (Foundation Entry)
  • Photography
  • Physician Associate Studies
  • Physics (3 Years)
  • Physics (4 Years)
  • Physics (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Physics (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Physics with Astrophysics
  • Physics with Astrophysics (3 Years)
  • Physics with Astrophysics (4 Years)
  • Physics with Astrophysics (Foundation Entry)
  • Physiology Pharmacology
  • Physiology Pharmacology (Foundation Entry)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Policing Criminal Investigation
  • Policing Criminal Investigation (Foundation Entry)
  • Politics
  • Politics (Foundation Entry)
  • Professional Policing
  • Professional Policing (Foundation Entry)
  • Psychology
  • Psychology (Foundation Entry)
  • Psychology Criminology
  • Psychology of Child Development
  • Psychology with Psychotherapy Counselling
  • Public Services (Top Up)
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying (Foundation Entry)
  • Religion, Culture Society
  • Religion, Culture Society (Foundation Entry)
  • Robotics Engineering (3 Years)
  • Robotics Engineering (4 Years)
  • Robotics Engineering (Foundation Entry) (4 Years)
  • Robotics Engineering (Foundation Entry) (5 Years)
  • Screenwriting with Film, Television Radio
  • Screenwriting with Film, TV and Radio (Foundation Entry)
  • Senior Status
  • Sexual Health
  • Sexual Health (Foundation Entry)
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering (Foundation Entry)
  • Sport Exercise Science
  • Sport Exercise Science (Foundation Entry)
  • Sport Physical Education
  • Sport Physical Education (Foundation Entry)
  • Sports Business Management
  • Sports Business Management (Foundation Entry)
  • Sports Coaching Development
  • Sports Coaching Development (Foundation Entry)
  • Sports Coaching Performance
  • Sports Coaching Performance (Foundation Entry)
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Journalism (Foundation Entry)
  • Sports Therapy
  • Sports Therapy (Foundation Entry)
  • Strength Conditioning
  • Strength Conditioning (Foundation Entry)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and/with Modern Languages (Foundation Entry)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Modern Language
  • Textile Design
  • Theatre Performance
  • Youth Work Community Practice
  • Youth Work Community Practice (Foundation Entry)

  • Postgraduate

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Animation
  • Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Data Science
  • Applied Heritage Studies
  • Applied Public Health
  • Applied Public Health (Diploma)
  • Architecture
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Building Conservation Adaptation
  • Cancer Biology Therapy
  • Ceramics
  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical Implantology
  • Clinical Practice, Management Education
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Community Health Practice
  • Community Specialist Practitioner
  • Computing
  • Construction Project Management
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cybercrime Investigation
  • Dental Implantology
  • Design
  • Digital Health
  • Digital Marketing Communications
  • Disaster Medicine
  • DNA Profiling
  • Drug Discovery Development
  • Elite Performance
  • Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries
  • Facilities Management
  • Fashion Lifestyle Promotion
  • Fashion Design
  • Financial Investigation
  • Fine Art
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Fire Scene Investigation
  • Football Science Rehabilitation
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Science
  • Games Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management ( 1 Year)
  • Industrial Pharmaceutics
  • Intelligent Maintenance Engineering
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Interior Design
  • International Business Management
  • International Business Law
  • International Hospitality and Event Management
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • International Medical Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
  • Interpreting Translation
  • IT Security
  • Law
  • Legal Practice
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • MBA with Professional Placement
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Intelligent Machines
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Leadership
  • Musculoskeletal Management
  • Music
  • Music Industry Management Promotion
  • Nanoscience Nanotechnology
  • North Korean Studies
  • Nursing
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Children Young People)
  • Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  • Nutrition Exercise Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
  • Oil Gas Engineering
  • Optometry
  • Oral Surgery
  • Outdoor Practice
  • Performance Analysis and Talent Management
  • Performance Medicine
  • Periodontology
  • Photography
  • Physical Education School Sport
  • Physician Associate Practice
  • Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
  • Project Management
  • Prosthodontics
  • Psychology
  • Psychology Conversion
  • Psychology of Child Development
  • Publishing
  • Religion, Culture Society
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Safeguarding in an International Context
  • Scriptwriting
  • Sexual Health Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sport Exercise Science
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surface Pattern Textiles
  • Surgery
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Applied Linguistics
  • Television Production
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Facilities & Services

    UCLan ensures all types of facilities and services for students’ comfort. There are plenty of support systems, some of them are-

  • Library (Preston library Burnley library)
  • IT Labs
  • Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing service
  • Childcare
  • Career service
  • Student Information Center- the i
  • Disability (inclusivity) advice and support
  • Medical Centre
  • The Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre
  • Safety and Security
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Student Financial Support Team
  • Report Support etc.

  • Accommodation

    Resembling any good university Lancashire wants to please their students with secure residences. There are several types of accommodation at UCLan for different budget students.

    1. Preston accommodation

    Students of Preston campus have various choices of accommodation here. These are furnished with all modern equipment and facilities. Some are en-suite and some are shared. CCTV, catering facility, free wi-fi, gas, electricity, etc. are available with included bills. There is also an active team to help students in housing matters.

    The halls are-

    I. Derwent Hall
    II. Douglas Hall
    III. Pendle Hall
    IV. Ribble Hall
    V. Roeburn Hall
    VI. Whitendale Hall
    VII. Burnley halls
    VIII. Sandygate Hall

    2. Westlakes accommodation

    Students of Westlakers campus like to live in Summergrove halls. This is a private accommodation option for students. Here all the facilities are the same. It is located in a beautiful nearer place to the campus.

    Again, if students wish they can choose other alternative housing options. Many flats, rooms, or houses are available for students’ rent. They can contact local agents to search for such secure accommodation.

    Student Life

    Lancashire as a city is wonderful. Students will enjoy the city filled with stories, amazing places, and cultural diversity. It also amazes with its small population and unique local businesses. It is safe for students living and keeps them away from monotonous lives. At the campus, life is easy and comfortable. New students enjoy a warm welcome at the very beginning of their journey here.

    The university has welcome arrangements that include-

  • Virtual tour guide,
  • Free airport collection service,
  • Welcome weeks, etc.

  • Like other popular institutions, the Lancashire Student Union is also active. They provide almost all kinds of support to the students. They encourage students for extra curriculum activities and show their talents. Thus students get involved in sports clubs, societies, media, and volunteering work. This way new students also make new friends and develop skills. Again, the Advice Centre always tries to provide free and continuous supports.


    The student life at Lancashire is full of excitement and activity. Besides study students can explore the city and take outdoor recreation facilities. Local transports are the best option for students here. Local shops, restaurants, nature scenarios, and so many things attract students at Lancashire. By bus, the Brockholes Nature Reserve takes only 20 minutes to reach. The amazing Beacon fell County Park is 10 miles away from the city.

    So, options are many for students to enjoy their lives here. Using bicycles, walking paths are best to go nearer locations. Also, the cost of public transport is reasonable here. Besides, the university has links with local transport maintainers. It facilitates students to enjoy discounts on tickets. So, travel around the city is free of tension here. Moreover, the university offers free parking facilities. Students who use personal cars can take this advantage.


    Does UCLan offer scholarships to international students?

    Many of the overseas students who join us in 2022/23 will be eligible to receive a £1,000 per year international bursary. This scholarship will instantly be applied to your tuition and there is no need to submit an application.

    Is IELTS required for UCLan?

    UCLan’s MBBS programme requires students to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum 7.0 IELTS equivalent score as well as a 70% average in each course, a 3.5 GPA in the multiple mini interview.

    What is the entry requirement for UCLan?

    All applications should show satisfactory performance at the GCSE level, and many courses demand the equivalent of three A2 level credentials. We expect students to have completed and passed both Arithmetic and English at the GCSE level before enrolling in most of our programmes.

    Is UCLan public or private?

    Central Lancashire University is a public institution of higher education located in Preston, Lancashire, England.

    How long does it take to get an offer letter from UCLan?

    In most cases, you may anticipate a response to your application within 10 business days after they’ve reviewed all of the information you’ve provided.

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