Study with us

Your opportunity is here – all you have to do is take it. Put in the work, fulfil your promise and pursue your passions. The success will follow. How can we be so sure? Hundreds of thousands of students have walked through our doors over the years and left us as talented graduates. That’s how.

Our University is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a world-class education as well as an unforgettable student experience, plus we have campuses in Preston, Burnley and Cumbria so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Undergraduate study

Start your University journey with an undergraduate degree. Browse our subjects, explore our courses and chat to current students and find out about life at University. We also have a great range of foundation degrees, foundation entry courses and return to study programmes to give the opportunities you need to succeed.

Explore your options

Postgraduate study

Whether you are seeking to develop your knowledge, enhance your career or to change direction completely, our range of subjects and study modes can support your goals. Take your next big step with our postgraduate courses. See what’s on offer and discover the funding options available to you.

Take the next step

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree and Higher Apprenticeships enable you to learn while continuing to work and earn a wage at the same time. They’re a great way to gain new skills and advance your career prospects.

Search our Degree Apprenticeship courses

Postgraduate research

Research is fundamental to enabling us to provide real-word solutions and opportunities that have an impact on society. If you're looking for a postgraduate research degree at a University who has a strong and vibrant research community, explore our postgraduate research offerings and find out more.

Discover our research opportunities

Study at a UK partner

At our partner institutions, you can study a range of UCLan courses. From HNC/Ds, foundation degrees, teacher training programmes, full honours degrees and top-up courses.

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International students

If you're looking to start your degree in the UK at a North West University you'll find our next pages and information useful to help you get started. With a wide range of courses, subjects and campuses to choose from - there's loads of great reasons to choose us.

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Professional development and short courses

Our continuing professional development (CPD) and short courses offer you the chance to gain new knowledge and skills, across a range of specialist areas. Perhaps you're looking to study for pleasure, or make your CV stand out from the crowd? Explore our range of courses and networking events ...

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Get in touch

Order a prospectus

Need some further information? You can order your undergraduate prospectus, along with a copy of our international guide.

Ask a student

Need advice on course choices or which accommodation to choose when you study with us? Our friendly student ambassadors are ready to share their experiences. Simply register and start chatting to our current students.

Chat to a tutor

When you can't visit in person our postgraduate tutor virtual chat sessions are on hand to to help.

Discover our campuses

  • Preston Campus

    A thriving international community of over 27,000 students and staff call Preston home. The campus is right at the heart of the city, just minutes away from its vibrant shopping centre, attractions and nightlife.

  • Burnley Campus

    As a student at our Burnley Campus you’ll get a fantastic learning experience together with incredible opportunities to socialise and explore Lancashire.

  • Westlakes Campus

    If you’re looking for a refreshing change of lifestyle and access to the great outdoors, you’ll love studying at our Westlakes Campus in Cumbria.