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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Top reasons to study here

  • We are an international, multi-campus university leading the way in modern learning.
  • We believe in the spirit of opportunity for all
  • We believe that students and staff form a single academic community working together to achieve our goals.


The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus university tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today.


Combining academic excellence and real-world teaching, we give our people the skills and experience industry needs. That’s why our talented graduates are in such high demand in the world.


We provide a professional, effective and holistic offering for researchers, from ideas and training to funding, dissemination and governance.

Our research fits under six broad themes, ranging from arts and culture to transformative science and technology.

Short Courses

Computer Science & IT (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
951 -50
901 -100
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

At the University of Central Lancashire, we’ll be here for you no matter what. We pride ourselves on our excellent student support services, we offer expert advice and support with financial matters, health and wellbeing, inclusive support, visas and much more.

Housing services

We want you to feel happy and safe during your time at the University in your accommodation. Our experienced and friendly team will help you settle in quickly and feel right at home - whether you're staying with us in Preston, Burnley or Westlakes.

We have a wide range of accommodation options available which offer great value for money in a safe, vibrant and inclusive halls community. We also offer guidance and support for students wishing to choose private student housing. Read on to discover your options and the benefits of living right on campus.

Library services

The Library building provides comfortable, flexible study spaces and offers a wealth of excellent learning resources, extensive collections of information sources and access to expert help and advice. 

Medical services

Whether you are feeling ill, want contraception advice, concerned about your sexual health, or need information on vaccinations for your trip abroad, the staff at the University Medical Centre are able to provide you with a caring and confidential service on these and a wide range of medical matters.

Campus life


  • Burnley
  • Westlakes
  • Preston

Our Preston Campus is right at the heart of the city, just minutes away from its vibrant shopping centre, attractions andnightlife. It's home to a thriving intemational community of over 38,000students and staff.

Sports facilities

UCLan Sports Arena offers a variety of activities and high quality facilities for both students and the community to enjoy recreational and competitive sport.

  • Final Whistle Cafe
  • Cycle hire
  • Seven grass football pitches
  • ‘Grass Master Desso’ grass football pitch
  • Three grass rugby pitches
  • An eight lane, international standard athletics track (floodlit)
  • An Astroturf indoor training facility
  • Six five-a-side all weather grids
  • One seven-a-side all weather grid
  • Two full-size all weather hockey and football pitches
  • Four tennis/netball courts
  • A cricket pitch
  • A 1.5km cycle circuit, which includes a shorter, junior track
  • A multi-purpose meeting/activity room
  • A Fitness Suite and Strength and Conditioning room
  • Activity room
  • Meeting room

Student clubs

Looking to join a student-led Society? We have it all! From political and campaigning groups, to expressing your creative passions, trying new hobbies or meeting people who share your nationality or religion.

Joining a Society is the perfect way to meet like-minded people, make friends, and get involved in social activities outside of your course.


Preston, England, United Kingdom


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