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.


*PacelHero Student Cost of Living Index, 2015
**Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the thinktank Demos (2018 Good Growth for Cities Index)
^Higher Education Standards Agency (HESA), 2018

Ranked out of 27,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education
Library opening, perfect for night owls
million being invested in our campus masterplan
Stars in the QS world rankings for the quality of our teaching
It’s official

Preston best in the north west

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. Discover more about our small city with the big personality!

“I love that the campus is right in the centre of Preston and it’s a great place for making friends for life.”
Daniel-Cocklin, 2nd Year.
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If you’re thinking about studying at The University of Central Lancashire or are simply considering higher education, visit us and take the opportunity to get a feel for university life and the City of Preston. Our Open Days provide the perfect opportunity to talk to course tutors about the subjects you’re interested in and look at the buildings where you’ll be studying.

You can also look around the city of Preston and the many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all within a short walk from the campus. There will be the chance to chat to current students about what life at UCLan is like.

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Something more informal?

Alternatively our student-led Campus Tours are an ideal way to get a feel for our Preston Campus – whether you’ve not managed to get to an Open Day, or just fancy a more informal look round.

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