The School provides flexible, production and skill centred courses which use live briefs, have an enterprise ethic and have real student companies running in the final year. You will be taught by a highly experienced teaching team which has just won an award for excellence. Many tutors have worked at the highest level in industry before moving into academia and retain contact with industry leaders, while also delivering professional training for industry organisations.
There is a strong element of employability running through our courses. In conjunction with the English Language Skills Initiative for Employability (ELSIE) project, students have the opportunity to undertake personal development planning and career management which allows you to tailor your degree in relation to your future career ambitions.
Our British Sign Language, sign linguistics and deaf studies have long been recognised for world-leading research, continuous top student satisfaction rates and pioneering work on the development of employability skills. UCLan is the UK’s leading higher educational institution for the training of BSL/English interpreters. With us, you are able to design a course to meet your individual needs and ambitions, choosing from a wealth of fascinating modules.
Our English Language courses will enable you to study the areas which interest you – from sociolinguistics and the history of English, to how children acquire languages. If you choose to combine English language or literature with a modern language, you will develop further communication skills, opening up further exciting international careers around the world.
Learning about Journalism at UCLan is a lot like working as a journalist. For the last 50 years we’ve helped students meet the expectations of the industry – on our practical, hands-on courses, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in a modern, digitised newsroom. We offer industry-accredited programmes where you’ll be expected to work across multimedia platforms, and the accreditations set a benchmark for high-quality professional training.
Studying Languages and International Studies at UCLan opens a world of opportunities. We’ll help you develop excellent communication skills in your target language, and give you a thorough understanding of the wider social, cultural and political context of the regions where it is spoken. Combine this with related topics – in business, politics, social and cultural studies, or teaching English – and your career horizons are broadened considerably.
As a School we enjoy excellent links with industry and specialist organisations and students benefit from a range of regular placement opportunities.
We offer courses in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies and Deaf Studies and Education, offering ground-breaking, practical studies in their field. In recent years, students have been on group exchange visits to the Czech Republic, Italy and Poland, providing insights into the experiences of deaf people in a wide range of cultures and contexts.
English Language courses include English Language and Linguistics (including a TESOL route) as well as English and Creative Writing. You are able to gain valuable work experience through the English Language Skills Initiative for Employability (ELSIE) programme.
We currently offer languages teaching in over 20 language combinations, including studies in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. Modern Languages will give you the ability to communicate freely in European and non-European languages in addition to studying history and culture. Asia Pacific Studies allows you to study your chosen language as well as the region in a global and historical context. If you are looking for an innovative course that combines business with Chinese language and culture, then the Business Management and Chinese course is for you. English for International Corporate Communication will enable you to advance your professional communication skills in English across a wide range of business areas. International Business Communication, a unique degree accredited by the British Council, will improve your intercultural business communication skills. Modern Languages for International Business provides a foreign language coupled with business expertise. Finally, TESOL and a Modern Language will enable you to develop fluency in your chosen language as well as the theories and methodologies related to teaching and learning English.