Study at a UCLan Partner

UCLan enjoys well-established, extensive links with partner institutions and as one of our partner students you will be in good hands and excellent company.

Each partner delivers a range of UCLan higher education (HE) courses, allowing students to study locally for their HE award. Some partnership courses enable students to begin their studies within a partner institution and complete them at UCLan, while others are delivered entirely by our partners. UCLan students in partner institutions have a comparable experience to those studying at the University.

Many of the partner courses run in the partner institutions have opportunities to 'move on' onto UCLan to complete your programme or to study for a higher qualification. For example you can top up a HNC/D or a foundation degree to an honours degree.

Being a Partner student


You can study at a partner institution local to you. Most of our partners are based in the North West region of England, offering an increased opportunity for students to access higher education closer to home.


You may feel that going to University means studying on a large campus and this can be daunting for some students. Studying at one of our partner institutions will be on a small, yet welcoming campus, often with smaller class sizes.


Courses are available at all levels – from certificates to HNDs and foundation degrees and even some full honours degrees. For many of our courses you can study full or part time to enable you to fit your course around your lifestyle.


As a UCLan student at a partner institution, you will have access to a range of services and facilities at UCLan, such as membership of the Students’ Union and access to the library.