We know that as well as a world-class education, you’re looking for an unforgettable student experience and a valuable, professionally-respected qualification. So when weighing up your options, you should look at The University of Central Lancashire to start your dream degree. Our mission is to transform lives, so if you’re looking for a transformative student experience to help you reach your career aspirations, check out these great reasons to choose UCLan…
UCLan has risen 27 places in the Complete University Guide 2020 and is now ranked 75th out of 131 institutions. This takes into account our above-average graduate employment rate and gives us a Top 10 ranking for Forensic Science, with eight further subject areas within the Top 20 in the UK.
Student satisfaction at UCLan has risen in 2019, with more than eight out of ten students saying they are happy with the quality of their overall educational experience**. Our results also mean that UCLan is above the higher education sector average in seven of the 10 key areas including learning opportunities, academic support and assessment and feedback which are all critical to enhancing the student experience. **NSS Results 2019
UCLan has recently received a silver quality award for ‘consistently exceeding rigorous national quality requirements’ in the first ever national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. We are delighted to see recognition of our commitment to personalised provision and excellent support for students.
What makes our degrees professionally current and relevant are the association and accreditations from industry leading bodies in the sectors, across both our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Make sure you check out the individual course pages for more information.
If your ambition is to work for yourself, you’re more likely to succeed at UCLan. Our graduates are still running thriving businesses after three years.
More than 95%^ of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating, having benefited from our close industry links with over 1,000 employers, who offer invaluable work experience opportunities to help you become career-ready.
Our £200 million Campus Masterplan will blend our already fantastic facilities with new buildings – including a £35 million state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, opening later this year - and public green spaces, improving access for pedestrians and cyclists.
It’s official – Preston is the best place in the North West to live and work, according to a recent report** which measures economic success and personal and family wellbeing, and is ranked 14th overall in the Good Growth for Cities Index 2018. So listen to the experts and pay us a visit!
And if that wasn’t enough, it’s good to know that many of our academics also undertake world-leading research which helps to inform our teaching and benefit our students. Almost 50% of the research which the University submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
*The Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS) 2015-16, 2nd in the UK
**published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2017 and the thinktank Demos
^HESA Employment Performance Indicator 2018 (full-time, home-domiciled, first degree leavers).