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Why UCLan?

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If you're thinking of taking the next step into postgraduate study, here at The University of Central Lancashire we offer a high quality experience based on a culture of innovation, world-leading research and real world practicality. 

The University has over 20,000 students from over 120 countries, over 5,000 postgraduate students and over 700 research students. Alongside being a friendly, welcoming University, ranked highly for student support, we are also ranked no. 3 entrepreneurial university in the United Kingdom.

Perhaps you've been thinking of changing career paths, entry requirements for some of our postgraduate programmes are an undergraduate degree in any subject, allowing you to change course to a postgraduate qualification in a different field. Such programmes are available, for example, in law, business, HR, marketing, social work and tourism. Check out our course search to find out more.

Discover more about the benefits of studying your postgraduate degree here at The University of Central Lancashire...

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World rankings

UCLan has retained its place in the QS World University Rankings 2015, while also being in the top 3.7% of all worldwide universities in the Centre for World University Rankings 2016.

UCLan has retained its place in the QS World University Rankings 2015, while also being in the top 3.7% of all worldwide universities in the Centre for World University Rankings 2016.

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Student Support

Our Student Support team can offer you support and guidance before and during your time with us on practical, financial and personal matters. 

Our Student Support team can offer you support and guidance before and during your time with us on practical, financial and personal matters. 

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A great place to live

Here in Preston, there's plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained between your studies with many places to visit. We're also close to two major cities in Manchester and Liverpool.

Here in Preston, there's plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained between your studies with many places to visit. We're also close to two major cities in Manchester and Liverpool.

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Business Start-Ups

We’re No 1 in the UK for graduates still running thriving businesses after 3 years.

We’re No 1 in the UK for graduates still running thriving businesses after 3 years.

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Facilities

The University continues to invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities and equipment. These include; TV, recording, photography, dance studios and a nutrition assessment suite and many more.

The University continues to invest in state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities and equipment. These include; TV, recording, photography, dance studios and a nutrition assessment suite and many more.

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FREE SPORTS MEMBERSHIP

ALL students at our Preston Main Campus are eligible for free sports membership at our Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and this includes both postgraduate research and taught students!

ALL students at our Preston Main Campus are eligible for free sports membership at our Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and this includes both postgraduate research and taught students!