University of Central Lancashire



Quick Facts

  • University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) global reputation has been boosted after it was ranked in the top 3.8 percent of all worldwide universities for the first time in its history.
  • Notable Alumni include: Dr Waqar Azmi OBE – Chairman of Waterhouse Consulting Group and EU Ambassador of Intercultural Dialogue; Mark Gill – Director and Oscar Academy Award nominee; and Simon Kellner – former Editor of the Independent.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential is what UCLan’s all about.

UCLan is one of the country’s largest universities, with 35,000 students. In 2010, it became the first modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings, and continues to do so. Uclan has invested heavily in its research activity, and in the latest research assessment, 59% of the research submitted by the university was recognised as being world-leading or of international standing.

UCLan is consistently in the UK’s top three for the number of graduate start-ups. Latest statistics show that 77% are still trading after two years. In 2010 UCLan became the first UK modern university to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2015 the Centre for World University Rankings placed UCLan in the top 3.8 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.

Colleges and Schools
The University of Dundee is organised into four Colleges, with multiple Schools and Disciplines.

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UClan offers a range of International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Over 35,000 students and 4,000 staff.

Entrance Requirements
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Weekly costs are £79.03 to £83.02 for a non en-suite room and £97.37 to £99.54 for an en-suite room in university owned and leased halls of residence.

One hundred and twenty million pounds is currently being invested in new facilities, including the £13m Sir Tom Finney sports centre and £12.5m J B Firth forensic science and pharmacy building. Other new facilities include the £15m Media Factory, which supports work in art, design and performing arts, as well as providing business facilities for entrepreneurial undergraduates; a £10m Burnley campus; the £2m restoration of Tyn Dwr outdoor sports centre in north Wales; and the £5m redevelopment of Westlakes campus in Cumbria.

The campus is located on the edge of the city centre – it’s a 10-minute walk/two-minute bus ride into the main shopping area, and just over two hours on the train to London or Glasgow, and an hour from Manchester.