University of Central Lancashire


Since 1828 UCLan has developed a reputation as an institution that innovates, evolving its course portfolio to over 500 undergraduate programmes and 180 postgraduate courses. UCLan has a staff and student community of approximately 25,000 with over 3,000 students enrolled in Preston and offshore, across a diverse range of countries including China, Greece, India, Mauritius, Singapore and the USA. The University indirectly contributes close to £300 million into the regional economy every year.

A truly global institution, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities; its partnership network extends to 125 partnerships in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia and offers over 100 student exchange programmes; and it has a campus in Cyprus. The University encourages and nurtures originality, from its ground-breaking Energy Management partnership with BAE Systems to its proud record of student business start-ups – a sector-leading 60 percent of which are still thriving after three years.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £13,270
  • Estimated living costs - £12,180
  • Minimum IELTS score - 6.0 
  • Student satisfaction - 91
  • Employment prospects - 93.9
  • International student ratio - 10%



  • The Times: 101
  • The Guardian: 67
  • QS World Rankings: 801-1000
  • Complete University Guide: 95