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From our centre at ONCAMPUS UK North, based on the campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), students are encouraged to develop the skills required for progression onto degree programmes at the best UK universities.

With our partner UCLan, offering guaranteed progression (subject to achieving progression criteria), students can choose to continue onto a degree at UCLan or apply to any other UK university with our help and support through the UCAS application process. 


Medicine UFP offering progression to
4 partners

Top 7%

of all universities worldwide
by the Center for World University Rankings 2023

3rd in the UK

for overall mental health services
HUMEN University Mental Health League Table 2022

  • Guaranteed progression to a wide range of degree programmes at our partner university (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria)
  • Excellent Higher Education support and advice for students who wish to progress onto other leading UK universities
  • Real value for money in terms of programme and living costs
  • An ideal study destination, located in the quiet city of Preston, allowing students to focus on their studies whilst offering close proximity to the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. 

UCLan Virtual Tour - click below

UCLan is internationally recognised for excellence in:

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

  • 9th in the UK for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • Business and Marketing students have won the highly prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing competition ‘The Pitch’ five times, making them some of the best in the UK.
  • BA (Hons) International Business achieved 94% rating in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021 
  • Law courses are ranked 1st in the North West for individual support* (*Number of students per member of teaching staff Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 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.
  • 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

Computing, Engineering and Sciences

  • 6th in the UK for Construction, Surveying and Planning (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 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.
  • Recognised Centre of Excellence for fire safety engineering and UCLan's research centre in Fire and Hazards Science is second to none.
  • Students benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through UCLan's new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.
  • 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)
  • Computer Games Development was ranked 1st in England with 100% of students satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2020)

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 1st in the UK for Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • Preston is the second largest city in the UK for conducting trials, second only to London. Examples include the Cregan, Bulger, and Shipman trials. You can visit the courts and go behind the scenes.
  • Employability is central to UCLan's LLB (Hons) Law course. Throughout your degree you will be presented with support and opportunities to maximise personal development and career prospects.
  • Students can join the Student Law Society, which is run by students for students, which arranges events such as trips to London to visit the Supreme Court, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, a Law Ball and numerous guest speakers.
  • The courses are validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board meaning that they are qualifying law degrees. 
  • 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.

Medical and Life Sciences

  • 3rd in the UK for Forensic Science (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 11th in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • 15th in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2024)
  • UCLan's MBBS programme is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC) and listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools.
  • The School of Medicine was ranked as the Top Medical School in North West England in The Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • 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).
  • ‘Five star rated sports facilities’ including a new £17 million sporting complex offering Olympic-quality training areas.

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