Myerscough College

Student at myerscough 

The University of Central Lancashire is proud to work in partnership with Myerscough College, one of the leading specialist institutions in the United Kingdom for land-based studies and industry-specific sports coaching degrees. The College was recently voted in the top three land-based colleges in the country in the 2012 NSS Student Survey.

About the School

Myerscough recently became an Associate School of the University of Central Lancashire, bringing the historic partnership of over 20 years closer together, through an enhanced strategic collaboration, which capitalises on the complementary strengths within the institutions’ course portfolios and research specialisms, and enables students to access the facilities at both institutions.

Set in 600 hectares of green countryside, just six miles north of Preston city centre, Myerscough celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. It offers all the facilities you will need for a great education - both academically and socially - with excellent teaching and learning resources alongside superb sports facilities, a dedicated Higher Education centre and on-site accommodation.

The College has recently invested upwards of £14million on campus developments, and plans are also underway for a new £2million Veterinary Nursing Centre, opening in autumn 2013. The College has two commercial farms, an international equestrian centre, a golf course and simulated golf academy training centre, the National Arboricultural Centre, rural skills centre, engineering and motorsport workshops, a dedicated animal academy, a plant centre, gardens and arboreta, sports fields (including a state-of-the-art 3G pitch) and an indoor sports academy, on site.

What’s more, you’re in easy reach of all the shopping and nightlife that nearby Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool have to offer. If it’s fresh air you’re after, the surrounding countryside (plus the Lake District, just up the M6) offers unlimited mountain-biking and outdoor sports opportunities.

Myerscough College has opened the doors for thousands of students to secure employment within their chosen industry. The College has helped launch the careers of numerous leading industry professionals – including Premier League footballers and coaches, agricultural nutritionists, conservation experts, animal counsellors, tree officers, equine analysts, commercial florists, PGA golfers, World Rally Championship technicians and head groundsmen at a number of top sporting venues around the world.

Around 1,000 Higher Education students are enrolled on degree courses at Myerscough, studying across a wide range of subject areas including:

  • Agriculture, Countryside and the Environment
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Arboriculture and Horticulture
  • Football, Rugby and Cricket Coaching
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Equine Science
  • Floral Art and Design
  • Farriery
  • Golf Coaching, Performance and Management
  • Landbased Mechanisation
  • Location Photography
  • Motorsports Management
  • Sports Coaching, Sport and Exercise Science and Health and Personal Training
  • Sportsturf

For more information about Myerscough College visit the website

Myerscough Courses


At Myerscough, many of our courses are highly practical and focus on preparing students for the world of work. This practical approach has enabled thousands of students to gain employment within their chosen industry. Myerscough has helped launch numerous careers across a range of industries. We have an illustrious list of alumni, many of whom are leading industry professionals, including Premier League footballers, conservation experts, animal counsellors, PGA golfers, World Rally Championship technicians and Head Groundsmen at a number of top sporting venues around the world.

Myerscough Research 


Myerscough College continues to develop its reputation for research, both in government and academic circles. This is highlighted by our popular annual research conference which showcases our work. Teaching and learning is underpinned by research activity and we have a strong commitment to original research. Research within the College is focused on the four specialist areas of sport and human performance, plant stress, sustainability and equine science. Currently we are funding 17 research projects.

Myerscough facilities 


Myerscough College is set in 600 hectares of beautiful green countryside and provides outstanding teaching resources, alongside excellent sports facilities and a dedicated Higher Education centre. We strive to provide students with industry standard facilities and have recently invested in excess of £14 million on campus developments. The College has two commercial farms, an International Equine Arena, a golf course and simulated Golf Academy Training Centre, the National Arboricultural Centre, engineering and motorsport workshops, a dedicated animal academy, a Plant Centre, sports fields (including a state-of-the-art 3G pitch) and an indoor Sports Academy, all of which are on site.

Myerscough business 


Over the past 15 years Myerscough’s Rural Business Centre has helped hundreds of new businesses to get started. We offer a wealth of support for innovative companies, to help them start-up and manage the growth process. The business centre works closely with a number of associate professionals who are able to provide specialist advice in a number of areas including investment, financial control and legal services. Alongside this support, we also provide excellent business facilities. The Rural Business Incubator offers affordable furnished offices with broadband internet access providing the ideal environment for business growth and development.

Contact Us

Myerscough College, Telephone: +44 (0)1995 642222

Course Enquiries

Telephone: +44 (0)1995 642211


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