New initiative will see the partners develop, market and deliver high quality online postgraduate degree programmes to students around the world.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Cambridge Education Group’s Digital division (CEG Digital) have agreed an exciting new partnership enabling students across the globe to access UCLan’s postgraduate degree portfolio from the comfort of their own homes.
The new alliance will see both UCLan and CEG develop and market an initial set of part-time, online postgraduate degrees.
Over time, the partnership will enable UCLan to expand its international reach and recruit a diverse mix of students for an expanding number of online postgraduate courses.
From September 2021 students will be able to enrol on postgraduate programmes in course areas such as social policy, international business management and intercultural business communication. Next year the University is looking to extend its academic offer through further business-related programmes, public health-related provision, law and international relations and translation.
Providing flexibility relating to programme start dates, an additional two student intakes are planned during each academic year.
"Our ethos combines academic excellence and real-world teaching, and whether online or on campus, we specialise in giving students the skills and experience industry needs."— UCLan Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin
Every enrolled student will learn from UCLan academics who are experts in their field, as well as receiving specialist tutor and pastoral support, without having to travel to the University’s campuses.
UCLan Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin said: “We are delighted to sign this partnership with Cambridge Education Group’s Digital division which gives us an exciting opportunity to bring our extensive range of postgraduate programmes to a new worldwide audience. Our ethos combines academic excellence and real-world teaching, and whether online or on campus, we specialise in giving students the skills and experience industry needs.”
Brendan Webb, co-CEO of Cambridge Education Group, added: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with UCLan through our Digital division. Building on our existing provision with the University through our pathway programmes, this new initiative will further widen the opportunities for international students to access the University’s courses and develop their careers.”
With a student and staff community of 38,000, UCLan is a global University, enrolling students from more than 100 countries and partnering 125 institutions from across the globe. Its commitment to delivering educational excellence has been recognised by the QS World University Rankings that in 2020 awarded UCLan the maximum five stars for the quality of its teaching.
The University is also ranked in the top 6.5 percent of universities worldwide in the 2020-21 Centre for World University Rankings.