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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience.
The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16 subject areas across the university have been assessed as 'world leading'.
The University enjoys a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students. As well as the main campus in Preston, there are also additional sites in Burnley, Cumbria and Cyprus.
UCLan boasts impressive state-of-the-art facilities, including a 24-hour library with over 700 computers, and a sports centre complete with a fitness suite and sports halls. What's more, the university keeps on expanding, and is mid-way through a £200 million investment of the Preston Campus. Featuring a brand new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) and a £60 million Student Centre (due to complete 2021), bringing together student support and enhancing the student journey.
Students benefit from studying in the cheapest city in the UK, while Preston is regarded as the best place in the North West to live and work. Preston is incredibly well connected, and is in close reach to other popular towns and cities including Blackpool and Manchester.
Many a famous face has graduated from UCLan, with notable alumni including newsreader Victoria Derbyshire, director Mark Gill and BAFTA winner Richard Frediani.
University of Central Lancashire students on Postgraduate Search say:
“Teaching on our course is excellent, lots of support.”
“Good. Previously studied at this uni. Previous experience was positive.”
“Excellent dedicated teaching team who personally know every student.”
UCLan offers a range of distance learning courses which are generally completed online. They also offer mixed mode courses which are a blended mix of e-learning and attended sessions. These can be completed at undergraduate level, postgraduate level and even at doctoral level.
The university has over 200 postgraduate taught programmes across all Schools and there are opportunities in all Schools to complete supervised research at doctoral and master’s level. Research degrees can be studied full-time or part-time. Almost 50% of the research submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Fees range from £4,300 to £6,700 a year depending on the course. Scholarships and bursaries specifically for postgraduates are available from the university.