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International

The University of Central Lancashire is the international, multi-campus university leading the way in modern learning.

Our educational ethos, which brought life-changing learning to local people all those years ago, remains at the heart of our mission. Through the combination of academic excellence and real-world teaching, we inspire people to transform their lives by seizing opportunities and achieving things they never thought possible.

Our main campus is based in Preston, with others located in Burnley (East Lancashire), Westlakes (West Cumbria) and Cyprus. Internationally we now enrol students from more than 100 countries and have partnerships with 125 institutions from across the globe. We are ranked in the top 6.5 percent of universities worldwide and we hold the maximum 5 QS stars for the quality of our teaching (2020-21 Centre for World University Rankings)

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Study with us in the UK

If you’re looking to study at a great university in the North West, the University of Central Lancashire is a great choice to start or continue your studies in the UK. We’re also pleased to offer a range of foundation courses for international students who do not meet the minimum academic and /or language entry requirements for a course.

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International partners

We are widely regarded as a leading UK university for international partnerships and are now 'partner of first choice' for many reputable universities worldwide. Our international partnerships encompass colleague and student interchange, transnational (in-country) education programmes, linked (articulated) programmes, collaborative research, e-learning, knowledge transfer and joint project ventures.

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Study abroad

The Study Abroad Exchange Programme allows international students to study with us in the UK for a short period, and also for our students to experience life at overseas. We currently have programmes in place with almost 100 universities across Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong and more.

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Education is GREAT

We are a proud partner of the 'Study UK: Discover You' the 'Education is GREAT' campaign from the British Council. This campaign provides practical information and insight on UK education for international students.

Find out more at the British Council