University of Central Lancashire is a public university founded in Preston, Lancashire, England in 1828 as Institution For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge . Over the years, UCLan underwent various names and structural changes and adopted its current name in 1992, after it was granted university status by the Privy Council.
In terms of student numbers, Central Lancashire University is the 19th largest university in the UK.
The university has students, researchers and partnerships with 125 international institutions from over 100 countries
UCLan has 98 professors, over 600 research or knowledge transfer-active members of staff, and 763 research students. There are 246 Honorary Fellows of the university.
The main campus of Central Lancashire University (UCLan) is located right in the heart of Preston, with smaller campuses in Burnley, Cumbria and Cyprus.
Preston is Lancashire's administrative capital, has an estimated 130,000 population, excellent transport links, fantastic countryside, as well as a busy, compact town centre.
According to a 2017 report by Price Waterhouse Coopers and think tank, Demo, Preston is the best city in North West England to live and work in. In recent years it has also been rated the most affordable student town or city in the UK.
The Preston campus is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep. Round the campus and the city there are designated cycle lanes.
The UCLan guarantees accommodation for all first year students, and for all years of study students may stay at UCLan halls.
There is plenty of accommodation available for students in residential UCLan halls, located on the campus.
Students live in flats which include a kitchen diner and a common area with sofas and TVs in some halls. Room options include cost-effective, standard, premium-standard or en-suite bedrooms, priced as appropriate. Adapted rooms for those students with disabilities are available in halls.
In the first ever 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment, UCLan has been awarded a silver quality award for "consistently exceeding specific national quality requirements.
Guaranteed Accommodation : A room in university residence halls is guaranteed to all new full-time students.
High Employability : more than 95% of graduates are in employment within 6 months of graduation.
Low cost of Living : Campus is located in a place called Preston , which is known as UK’s Cheapest city for students. Also the best place to live and work in the north west.
Safest city : Preston is also the safest city to live.
Excellent Student support : University has dedicated team to assist students in every aspects of their life.
Free Sports Centre membership: students can use facilities like fully equipped gym and fitness suite, sports hall and outdoor sports pitches free of cost.
Transportation facility : UCLAN Campus is only a Short walking distance from Preston City Centre, Preston Railway Station and Preston Bus Station.
UCLan has an extensive list of alumni who are successful leaders and winners of awards in their respective professional fields
These are the few notable names that appear in the list.
The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.
More Details on these Entry Requirements can be found HERE.
Due to the Ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, University of Central Central Lancashire is accepting Duolingo Test Score for 2020 Intake.
The Duolingo Test Scores are as follows:
|Type of institute||Public|
|Location||Preston (main campus)|
|Mode of Payment||Bank transfer or banker's draft, online payment, credit or debit card|
|Intake Seasons||September and January|
|Financial aid||Discounts, Bursary, and scholarships|
Preston is officially the cheapest city in the UK for students. The following are the categories of the tuition fee payable by the students.
|Program||Non-Lab Based (GBP)||Lab-Based (GBP)|
The total estimated annual cost of attendance for the 2020/2021 academic session is as presented on the table below:
|Fees||Undergraduate (GBP)||Postgraduate (GBP)|
|Tuition||12,700 – 13,700||13,200 – 15,200|
|Accommodation||3,242.82 - 4,536||3,242.82 – 5,239.08|
|Meal||1,500 – 3,000||1,500 – 3,000|
|Printing, copying, stationery||125 – 500||125 – 500|
|Travel expenses||0 -3,500||0 -3,500|
|Books||250 – 500||250 – 500|
|Miscellaneous||625 – 3,600||625 – 3,600|
|Total||13,342.82 – 29,336||18,942.82 – 31,539.08|