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If you’re looking to study at a great university in the North West, the University of Central Lancashire is a great choice to start or continue your studies in the UK. We’re in the top 6% of worldwide universities according to the Centre for World University Rankings​ 2020-21 (CWUR)


Whilst things are a little bit different in the world at the moment, here at the University of Central Lancashire we are determined to provide the best possible experience for our students  to ensure that they enjoy their time both in and out of the classroom.

We’ll be using the full range of teaching options to support students - whether you're returning for your final year, or just starting your studies with us - you can rest assured that we're deeply committed to providing first class teaching and learning combined with a great student experience.

Students will take part in a range of activities such as online classes to simulated sessions, from interactive face-to-face seminars to smaller lectures.

We're also pleased to say, that the structure, content and course assessments will not change unless this is absolutely necessary due to COVID-19. This means that the qualification and award you receive at the end of your course will remain the same.

We know you'll be thinking about the future, so we want to reassure you that we’re continually working to support our students in these challenging times that we are facing together.

If you're a new student, or thinking of studying with us in the coming months - we’ve been thinking about questions that you may have and we've tried to answer these for you - such as what will arrival to campus look like, or what safety measures are in place.

Find your course

Along with a great range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, we also offer foundation courses for international students to help you meet the minimum academic and / or language entry requirements for a course. We offer foundation degrees and pre-sessional English Language programmes, and you can browse the different subject areas to find the right course for you.

Campuses & Partners

The University of Central Lancashire has a large and diverse network, with our UK campus locations in Preston, Burnley and Westlakes and also a satellite campus in Larnaca, Cyprus. We also offer apprenticeships alongside our partner Training 2000, and have numerous strategic partners both in the UK and overseas, which provide opportunities to students throughout the world to engage in Higher Education.The University of Central Lancashire provides high quality programmes providing opportunities to students throughout the world to engage in UK Higher Education.

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Preston Campus

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

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Burnley Campus

At our Burnley Campus, students get to experience the best of both worlds – a fantastic learning experience together with incredible opportunities to socialise, unwind and embark on the odd adventure in-between your studies.

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International Partners

For over 20 years, we have been operating overseas delivering high quality collaborative programmes through our international partnership network. We are proud of our diverse network of international partners overseas and values its reputation as a successful partnership institution.

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UK Partners

We have links with 24 further education colleges and specialist training organisations who deliver a wide range of courses, allowing students to study locally for their higher education award.

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The University of Central Lancashire is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a world-class education and an unforgettable student experience. Furthermore, all of our campuses offer easy access to the best of the North West, from big cites to giant peaks and great lakes.

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