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.
UCLan was the first modern university in the UK to be included in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.
In 2013, QS awarded UCLan the full five stars with a proven track record for specializing in all aspects of international education.
UCLan is in the top 800 universities globally according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and in top 1000 according to QS ranking 2020 .
UCLan has performed really well in the latest league tables and was the UK's biggest riser in the Complete University Guide 2020, rising 27 places and now ranked 75th out of 131.
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.
Lancashire School Of Business And Enterprise
Faculty Of Clinical And Biomedical Sciences
Faculty Of Culture And The Creative Industries
Faculty Of Health And Wellbeing
Faculty Of Science And Technology
Study Options Available
Business And Enterprise
Pharmacy And Biomedical Sciences
Art, Design And Fashion
Journalism, Media And Performance
Humanities, Language And Global Studies
Law And Social Science
Community Health And Midwifery
Sport And Health Sciences
Social Work, Care And Community
Forensic And Applied Sciences
Physical Sciences And Computing
Why University of Central Lancashire?
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.
How to Reach?
Preston is one of the country's most networked cities. The railway station, with direct trains to London and Edinburgh, is only a 10-minute walk from the campus.
The nearby train station is a major transportation hub with quick connections to London, Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District, Glasgow and beyond. Preston also boasts one of the largest bus terminals in Europe.
UCLan has an extensive list of alumni who are successful leaders and winners of awards in their respective professional fields
Ranvir Singh (Journalist and TV Presenter)
Nina Hossain (News Broadcaster)
Polly Billington (Former BBC Journalist)
Kerry Wilkinson (Sports Journalist and Author)
Duncan Glen (Former Graphic Design Lecturer)
Ewan McKendrick (Former Lecturer of Private Law)
Michael Thomas (Professor)
Angela Wakefield (Fine Artist)
Jim Bamber (Cartoonist and Artist)
Isioma Daniel (Nigerian Journalist)
Victoria Derbyshire (Award-winning Journalist)
These are the few notable names that appear in the list.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS –6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
TOEFL – 80 with minimum subscore of 20.
PTE – 55 with minimum of 50 in each component.
IELTS –6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 6.0.
TOEFL – 88 with minimum subscore of 21.
PTE – 61 with minimum of 55 in each component.
The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.
Year 0:- 65% in Year 12 English* Or 65% average grade in Year 11 and Year 12 English provided Year 12 is not below 60%
Year 1:- 65% in Year 12 English * Or 65% average grade in Year 11 and Year 12 English provided Year 12 is not below 60%
70% in Year 12 English* Or 70% average grade in Year 11 and Year 12 English provided Year 12 is not below 65%
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:
UG – Score of 95 or above.
PG – Score of 105 or above.
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
Please note that fees will vary.
Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.