Main location Lancashire,UK
Courses Undergraduate, Master, PhD
Student life
  • Students' Union
  • Mosques: City Mosque Preston, Masjid E Saliheen Preston Muslim Cultural Centre

About University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan) is a public university based in Preston, Lancashire, England. The University of Central Lancashire is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000.

Internationally UCLan has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised. Amongst the University’s programme portfolio of some 230 undergraduates and nearly 200 postgraduate courses, UCLan has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines such as fashion and forensic science, of which it is the largest higher education provider in the world.

The university has the following schools: Art, Design and Fashion, Business, Community, Health and Midwifery, Dentistry, Engineering, Journalism, Media and Performance Forensic and Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Management Language and Global Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Computing, Psychology, Social Work, Care and Community Sport and Wellbeing, Lancashire Law School, and Myerscough College (Associate School).

Why choose University of Central Lancashire ?


The university is ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings 2017 (CWUR), UCLan was the UK’s first modern university to get into the QS World rankings, and we were also awarded the maximum 5 stars for the quality of our teaching

Teaching quality award winning

UCLan has recently received a silver quality award for ‘consistently exceeding rigorous national quality requirements’ in the first ever national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.

Top ranked subjects

The most recent Guardian league table has ranked eight of our subject areas in the Top 20 nationally, and we’ve risen 20 places overall. The University is also the fifth highest riser nationally, and is now ranked joint 5th out of 12 North West universities.

Excellent location

Preston is the best place in the North West to live and work, according to a recent report which measures economic success and personal and family wellbeing, and is ranked 19th overall in the Good Growth for Cities index.

Foundation courses

UCLan offers a range of foundation courses for international students who do not meet the minimum academic and /or language entry requirements for a course.


Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes : If you are an international student hoping to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the UK, a Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course will help you to improve your english, and gain the best academic skills.

Students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course, at the required level for their chosen degree programme, will be deemed to have met the English language requirements for their course at UCLan and do not need to take an additional IELTS test.


At The University of Central Lancashire, te staff aims at providing each resident with a guarantee of value for money accommodation, a safe, comfortable living environment and a vibrant, inclusive halls community. (EN-SUITE ACCOMMODATION, STANDARD AND PREMIUM STANDARD ACCOMMODATION)