The University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, UK
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The University of Central Lancashire

Lancashire, Preston

Contact The University of Central Lancashire

Phone 01772 201201
Fax 01772 892946
Web www.uclan.ac.uk
Email [email protected]
86% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
29% Course Work
£8,080 Max Fee
£5,800 Average Uni Accomodation
£4,187 Private Accomodation
85% Go on to work or study
74% Employed after 6 months
£18,647 Average Salary
287 Average UCAS Points
< 120 Lowest UCAS Points
6% 1st Class Degree

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About The University of Central Lancashire

Address and Location

UCLan's main campus is located on the outskirts of Preston. The university also has facilities at two other sites: the Burnley Campus is linked to Burnley College, while the Westlakes Campus is situated at Westlakes Science and Technology Park near Whitehaven, West Cumbria.
 

Background and History

UCLan's roots go back to 1828 and the founding of Preston's Institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Over the years, the institute was variously named Harris Art College, Preston Polytechnic and Lancashire Polytechnic, before being awarded university status and the power to award degrees in its own name in 1992.

Location and Accessibility

By Rail: The main UCLan campus is a five-minute walk from Preston train station. Exit the station at Guild Way, then cross the road to Corporation Street. From there the university is ahead on the right.

By Road: Preston is easily accessible from the M6, follow signs for the city centre.

Accessibility: Most university facilities are wheelchair-accessible and accommodation is provided for students with disabilities.

What's on Offer

BA, BSc, MPhys, MChem, BEng, MEng, FdSc, HNC, FdA, LLB, DipHE, PGCert, LLM, PgDip, MA, MSc, MBA

Entry Requirements

Entry standards vary between subjects, with most requiring more than 240 UCAS points. Specific course information can be found on the UCLan website.

Accommodation at The University of Central Lancashire

University Accommodation

Incoming students have a choice of ten halls of residence, comprising en suite and shared bathroom options. While certain sites are more dated than others, accommodation is generally of a high standard.

Private Accommodation

Prices for private accommodation in and around Preston are relatively cheap compared to elsewhere in the UK. The university provides support for second and third-year students looking for digs.

Courses & Fees

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

UCLan performs well across the board, with recent Research Assessment Exercises finding 11 out of 17 departments pursuing research of a 'world-leading' standard. The university's journalism courses are particularly strong.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary.

Financial Support: A variety of scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. Check the university website for more details.

Facilities at The University of Central Lancashire

Academic Facilities

UCLan boasts a newly-refurbished library at its Preston campus, providing a range of study environments, electronic resources, self-service borrowing facilities, open-access PCs, a media suite and a cafe. Laboratory facilities at the university are generally of a good standard, and UCLan continually invests in improving classrooms and other teaching facilities.  

Other on-site Amenities

UCLan's Students' Union is located at the heart of the university's Preston campus. The building is host to a wide variety of clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities and features a bar, various eateries and 53 Degrees, the university's well-known live music and club venue.  

Medical and Social Care

The university's health centre is located off Kirkham Street. Consultation with a doctor is available by appointment and nurses run a daily drop-in service. The university also provides a multi-faith worship centre.

 

What's on in the Area

European City of Sport in 2012, Preston provides a vibrant environment for students. In the city centre are a diverse range of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, while theatre-goers flock to the Guild Hall and Charter Theatres. Liverpool and Sheffield are also close enough for day trips, if a study-escape is on the cards.

   

Moving On

The university runs a comprehensive careers service, offering CV advice and help for students seeking work experience. An appointment service is also available for students to raise concerns about future or ongoing employment.

Did you know?

Well-known UCLan former students include award-winning broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire, former editor of The Independent Simon Kelner, and sports presenters Alistair Mann and Rob McCaffrey. UCLan is one of the best places in the UK to study journalism, as Preston Polytechnic the institute was the first in the country to offer degree-level courses in the subject.

Is the University of Central Lancashire the place for you?

If you're looking to study in the Midlands but seeking somewhere smaller than the likes of Manchester or Birmingham, UCLan offers the ideal solution. The institution has built up a credible reputation for a young university, especially for its media-focused courses.
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Courses

BSc (Hons) Architecture Part 1

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Architecture Part 1 course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Building Services and Sustainable Engineering course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Building Surveying course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Construction Project Management course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Facilities Management

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Facilities Management course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Quantity Surveying course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Studies

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Accounting & Financial Studies course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Business and Management

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Business and Management course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) International Business

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

International Business course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Social Work

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Social Work course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Acting

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Acting course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Creative Advertising

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Creative Advertising course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Animation

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Animation course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Dance, Performance and Teaching

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Dance, Performance and Teaching course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Fine Art

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Fine Art course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Fashion Design course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Marketing

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Fashion Promotion and Marketing course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Games Design

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Games Design course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Graphic Design course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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BA (Hons) Illustration

Lancashire, Preston
Type: Full Time

Illustration course is provided by The University of Central Lancashire and is available Full Time, you can visit The University of Central Lancashire website to find out more information and how to apply.

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