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West Indies

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The University of Central Lancashire welcomes students from the West Indies.

We have a strong partnership with West Indies as in 2012, the School of Forensics entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of West Indies, which ran until 2014. Not only this, but in 2015 our Institute for Black Atlantic Research proudly hosted a symposium to celebrate the launch of Caryl Phillips new novel 'The Lost Child', a prequel to Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'.

Entry Requirements


Please note the requirements below are indicative only

YR0. GCE A levels may be taken and standard entry requirements should be used.

Community College Diploma may be acceptable.

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Six Caribbean Examination Council, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) at Grade V (5) or above.

They may be 6 individual units, 3 double units or a combination.

Subjects required for entry should be taken as a double unit.

(The CAPE Diploma is awarded for the successful completion of at least six CAPE units, within a five-year period. CXC Associate Degree is awarded for the successful completion of at least eight CAPE units within a five-year period. Before 2016, seven CAPE units were required to get the CXC Associate Degree.)

Our entry requirements will vary depending on the individual course and the year of entry and the below are indicative only. Any reference to typical entry qualification or grades stated on the website are provided as a guide only. There is no guarantee that applicants who have, or are predicted to achieve, grades equivalent to or exceeding typical entry qualifications or grade will be made an offer by the University of Central Lancashire.

Minimum English Language Requirements


Standard English language entry requirements - IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Caribbean Examinations Council (CSC) English Grade C or above.

(GCE O levels may also be taken and are acceptable).

If your academic and/or English language qualifications are not sufficient to allow for direct entry to one of our undergraduate or postgraduate taught programmes, you may wish to consider one of our Undergraduate or Master Foundation Programmes, offered at the University of Central Lancashire by ONCampus. Successful completion of this programme can guarantee entry to a wide range of programmes with us.

Please see our further information and guidance on our English Language requirements.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from all international students. For information and forms for undergraduate and postgraduate applications, please visit our how to apply section for international students.

Contact us

For more information contact:

Kerry Potter, Regional Officer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1772 895025