How to apply to university

Take the next step towards your future career and apply to study one of our courses. When you're ready to apply for university, use the guidance below to help with your application.

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Undergraduate applications

Are you looking to study a full-time undergraduate degree with us? You can make your application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) from 1 September for the following year. If you want to study part-time, you can apply direct to us using our online application portal.

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Postgraduate applications

If you’ve done your research, chatted in-depth to our academic tutors and you’re now ready to take your next step – here’s all the information and guidance you need to apply for a postgraduate degree.

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Postgraduate research

New postgraduate research degree students can start in September, January and March and applications should be received a minimum of two months prior to commencing your studies.

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International students

We provide a warm welcome students from all over the world to our UK campuses at Preston, Burnley and Westlakes. Join our diverse, cultural community by using our handy guide on how to apply, sort your visa and get settled in.

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Degree Apprenticeships

Considering applying for a Degree Apprenticeship? If you're working in a relevant job role, speak to your employer as they may be willing to support you through the Degree Apprenticeship.

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Medicine (MBBS) applications

Thinking about applying to study medicine at the University of Central Lancashire? We have put together some helpful guidance to help you with your MBBS application.

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Veterinary Medicine (BVMS) applications

If you're thinking of applying to study Veterinary Medicine, we've put together some useful information that covers everything you need to know when applying for our BVMS programme. Find out how to apply, our admissions process, how to write a personal statement and how to prepare for your interview.

How to apply

If you're interested in applying for one of our professional development, short courses or joining one of our CPD events, you'll find the details of how to apply or book on the relevant course page.

Alternatively, contact our Course Enquiries Team who will be happy to help, on +44 (01772) 892400 or email

Useful information when applying for university

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    Fees and funding

    Studying with us is one of the biggest investments you'll make towards your future. We're here to help you every step of the way. Find out about tuition fees and financial support available such as scholarships and bursaries.

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    Your guide to university terminology

    Confused by university terminology? Our handy guide is here to explain everything from UCAS applications to accepting your offer in a no nonsense way.

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    How to write your personal statement

    Now you've got an idea of which Uni you want to apply to, it's time for your personal statement. Here are some top tips on how to make a great impression.