UCLan is rated the Top modern university in the North West

  • for progression to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS)

  • Excellent location

    Less than an hour from the world-famous cities of Liverpool and Manchester, and the beautiful Lake District.

  • Accommodation

    UCLan accommodation is excellent value-for-money from £80 to £93 per week

  • World of choice

    A large portfolio of degree programmes to choose from – over 350 undergraduate and 250 postgraduate.

  • QS World University Ranking

    UCLan was the first modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings, and was awarded the maximum five stars for the quality of its teaching provision in the QS Stars Development Road Map.

  • Top 3

    university in the UK for the number of graduate startup businesses

  • Top 10 for student satisfaction

    in subject areas including Engineering, Journalism and Sports Science.

  • Award-winning support for ‘highly satisfied’ students

    The University achieved its highest ever result in the 2013 National Student Survey with an overall satisfaction score of 84%.

  • Free Careers Service

    A dedicated and free careers service with sharp focus on employability and life-long development.

  • World-leading research

    rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in 11 subject areas in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.


ONCAMPUS UCLan is based on the campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), one of the leading modern universities in the UK.

If you study at ONCAMPUS UCLan you are guaranteed progression to many UCLan courses on successful completion of your Foundation programme.

Why UCLan?:

  • Top modern university in the North West
  • A student body of 35,000; 2,000 from over 100 countries overseas
  • Value for money and an ideal location
  • UCLan was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in 16 subject areas by Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • A huge portfolio of over 600 degrees to choose from.

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UCLan is internationally recognised for excellence in:

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

  • 5th in the UK for graduate business entrepreneurs (No.1 university in the North West)
  • 22 out of a maximum of 24 points for teaching (QAA).
  • A wide range of professionally accredited degrees. Accreditations include:
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - BA (Hons) Accounting and BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Studies offer the opportunity to gain the maximum number of exemptions from the ACCA.
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) - UCLan is an accredited centre of excellence and offers the new flagship top-level Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing programme.

    • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) – 2-year Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Development also leads to the Associateship or Graduateship of the CIPD.
  • Top three university in the UK to study hospitality, leisure, sport, recreation and tourism-related courses (The Times Good University Guide).

  • Students have work-experience opportunities with world-famous organisations such as Disney, Marriott, Radisson SAA and other large chain hotels and resorts in Europe, the USA, China, Singapore and Africa.

  • The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) is one of UCLan’s research institutes in this field and demonstrates their commitment and strengths in this area.

Computing, Engineering and Sciences

  • The BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering degree is specifically designed to meet the Engineering Council UK’s Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) requirements and exempts students from the academic requirements of the Engineering Council. It also allows graduates to continue to attain Chartered Engineer Status.
  • 80% of the research at The Centre for Research in Fire and Hazards Science is judged world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (RAE 2008).
  • Degrees are accredited by professional bodies such as the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), Energy Institute (EI) and Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • No. 1 in the UK for journalism research (RAE 2008).
  • 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2008).
  • Programmes accredited or approved by leading industry bodies including National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), and industry links with the BBC and ITV.
  • Award-winning – UCLan graduates picked up four awards at the prestigious Sony Awards, and one international student studying MA International Journalism at UCLan was awarded a prestigious Reuters International Financial News Internship. A former student turned film director has been nominated for an Oscar Academy Award in the 2013 live-action short films category.
  • The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results show 94% of law students said that overall they were satisfied with their course.

Life Sciences

  • UCLan is involved in strong collaboration with the National Health Service (NHS) and has strong links to the Society of Sports Therapists and the Health Professions Council (HPC).
  • The School of Medicine and Dentistry offers purpose-built facilities among the most modern and high-tech in Europe.
  • Centre of Excellence and one of the UK’s regional Physiotherapy hubs for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
  • Movement Analysis Laboratory is equipped to conduct: advanced motion analysis, force measurement, pressure measurement, muscle and strength assessment, and thermal imagery.
  • International students can complete their clinical placements on the programme alongside UK/EU students (additional supplementary fees applicable).
  • In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 100% of forensic science students said that overall they were satisfied with their course.
  • Top three university in the UK at which to study sport, recreation, hospitality, leisure and tourism-related courses (The Times Good University Guide).
  • Centre for Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences (CASES) is rated No. 1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2008); links with the School of Psychology.
  • Sponsorship of Delhi Conference for Commonwealth Games and links with organisations such as the FA, the Football League, the International Football Institute, and the International Institute for Golf Education.
  • ‘Five star rated sports facilities’ including a new £17 million sporting complex offering Olympic-quality training areas.

Art, Design and Media

  • UCLan’s £45 million state-of-the-art Media Factory provides facilities to give students a real-life industry experience.
  • UCLan has long been recognised by the fashion industry as a premier provider of fashion education. The institute’s reputation further enhances the profile of graduates of UCLan, one of the largest and most progressive universities in the UK.
  • A dedicated business incubation centre provides Art & Design students with an excellent opportunity to start their own business.
  • A strong focus on preparing students for a successful career.
  • Many lecturers still engaged in commercial practice.
  • Strong links with leading companies and industry figures – students are encouraged to exploit these links and undertake work experience.
  • A strong tradition of student success nationally and internationally. Prizes include: the Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Competition and Graduate Fashion Week.

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