You’ll be joining one of the top 4% of all universities in the world
As well being ranked in the top 4% by the Centre for World University Rankings 2015 (CWUR), UCLan was the UK’s first modern university to get into the QS World rankings, and we were awarded the maximum 5 stars for the quality of our teaching.
If your ambition is to work for yourself, you’re more likely to succeed at UCLan. We’re No 1 in the UK for graduates still running thriving businesses after 3 years.
Thanks to our strong links with over 1,000 employers you’ll get the hands-on work experience you need to shine in your chosen career.
Over 90% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. Find out more about some of our fantastic UCLan Alumni and where they are now.
You’ll be offered the chance to take on a work experience placement or study a semester of your course abroad - in Europe or the USA - and you’ll also enjoy the opportunity to learn a language for free while you study.
Our award-winning Students’ Union will make sure your experience here is unforgettable – such as the de-stressing Puppy Rooms during exam season! – while our Library offers 24/7 access to high quality learning resources and flexible study spaces during term time. All full-time undergraduate degree students enjoy free membership of our on-campus Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, while our outdoor sports arena was a training venue for the 2012 Olympics.
Our compact campus is at the heart of Preston and everything you need - from shops to restaurants and nightlife - is in walking distance. Preston is one of the greenest cities in the UK – over two thirds of the area is rural or green open spaces – and you’re just a 25 minute drive from the beaches and bustle of Blackpool, and 40-minutes from metropolitan Manchester and the stunning Lake District.