University of Central Lancashire


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About us

The University of Central Lancashire is an international, multi-campus University tracing its roots back to 1828 and leading the way in modern learning today.  Our main campus is based in Preston in the north west of England, with others in Burnley, Westlakes (Cumbria) and Cyprus.

We’ve spent £200 million on transforming our Preston Campus to give it a world-class makeover. This includes a stunning brand-new Student Centre and University Square at the heart of campus, social spaces and a whole lot more.

Our new £60m Student Centre brings all the advice and support teams under one roof, providing second-to-none support. It’s a stunning space designed to support every step of the student journey. The University Square will become an exciting hub of activity, a focal point for University and community events and an iconic gateway linking together the city and the University.

Whoever you are, wherever you are in life, there’s always a way.

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What makes us different

We’re here to help you develop the kinds of skills and knowledge that the world’s top employers are looking for, setting you on course for an exciting future – and our industry links and work placements help you stand out in the graduate job market.

University is a life-changing experience. Along the way you can expect to experience new things, travel to new places, meet amazing people from all over the world, and have a whole lot of fun. Our Study Abroad exchange scheme gives you the opportunity to study in a different country as part of your course.

Yes, it will be tough sometimes. But it will all be worth it. You’ll grow. You’ll thrive. Whatever happens, you can count on us to support you every step of the way.

And to help with your wellbeing, we offer free sports membership to all students at our on-campus Sports Centre and nearby outdoor arena.

“Preston’s a small city but it’s focussed more around students. Nothing’s too built up and condensed like other cities”.

Jessica Smith, BA(Hons) English Literature and Korean

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Course locations

Westlakes Campus

Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Samuel Lindow Building, Whitehaven, Carlisle, CA24 3JY

Burnley Campus

Princess Way, Burnley, BB12 0AN

Spirit Studios

65-69 Downing Street, Manchester, M1 7JE

Main Site

Preston, PR1 2HE

Lancashire Teaching Hospital

Fulwood Campus, St Vincents Road, Preston, PR2 8UR

Main Site

Admissions Office, Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2HE

Preston Campus

Preston Campus, Preston, PR1 2HE

UCLan Cyprus

University Avenue, 12-14 Pyla, Pyla, Larnaka, 7080