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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

Location / Campuses

UCLAN, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE

University of Central Lancashire main campus is located in the city of Preston and is easily accessible by public transport.

The university has campuses in Burnley, West Lakes and Cyprus.


Approx. number of students


Approx. number of HE level students

In excess of 26,500

Approx. number of HE level courses

In excess of 1,000 courses, including over 600 Undergraduate courses

Routes / pathways into HE courses

There are a variety of routes and pathways into study at HE level. These include A Level,  BTEC study and alternative courses. In addition, UCLan offers a range of Foundation courses which facilitate entry onto Year 1 of an Undergraduate Degree.

Summary of institution

The University of Central Lancashire has facilitated learning and extended an excellent quality of experience, since The Institution for Diffusion of Knowledge was founded in 1828.

The External Liaison and Access Team within UCLan work with schools, colleges, young people and their caregivers to facilitate the opportunity for individuals to reach their full potential, regardless of background. With an aspirational and motivational ethos the team works collaboratively with schools and colleges to inspire, design and initiate activity, either off or on campus. The aims and objectives of events are to facilitate opportunity for young peoples’ personal growth and to promote awareness, initiating informed decision making skills and assisting students in important and transitional stages of their education.

Student Ambassadors are current UCLan students, trained in pro-actively supporting young people in both aspirational and educational activity.

Team members including Student Ambassadors, are all DBS cleared.

Subject areas

The University of Central Lancashire offers a variety of exciting, academic, practical and engaging courses from a range of subject disciplines. Please see link for course information:

Type of courses offered

The University of Central Lancashire offer a range of courses from Foundation, through to Undergraduate and Postgraduate study.

Subject areas offered at HE level

A variety of courses are offered, Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate. Please see link for course information:

Course Enquiries

The University of Central Lancashire’s Course Enquiry team are able to offer comprehensive help to prospective students, parents, carers and IAG Officers. Guidance includes information in relation to course choices, UCAS tariff points, entry requirements and those re-engaging with education.

Tel (01772) 892400

Outreach Contact

Debbie Loveday (01772) 892345