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.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (62)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
1089 -105
2020
984
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

Campuses:

  • 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.

Student Reviews

Overall good university, timetable could be better
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The tutors are very good however it is hard to stay focused and interested when the lectures are online. I would prefer to have my classes on the same days as I have to travel a long way in to uni, coming in for an hour and a half is not economical for me. The lecturers do offer a lot of support and do point students in the right direction for learning and research.

Counter Terrorism at Uclan
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My counterterrorism speakers have extensive police and military experience and have served the country loyally. Their experience and expertise in the fight against terrorism inspires me with confidence in their teaching.

Unprepared
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have not yet begun my coursework, so cannot give an accurate review.

Preston, England, United Kingdom

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