Moving on from a partner institution


Are you currently studying at a partner institution? You may wish to come to UCLan to finish your programme of study or complete a higher qualification.

What are the benefits?

Around 400 students from partner institutions choose to move on to UCLan courses each year. You could become one of them.


The awarding body and assessment regulations are the same at UCLan and our partner institutions. You might also know the staff on your top-up course.


You'll feel more confident studying at our Preston or Burnley Campus due to the preparation you get from your partner institution.


If you choose to move on to our Preston Campus, you'll get the full university experience. You'll have great facilities available at your fingertips.


You can study most UCLan courses part-time. This means you can balance your studies alongside your other responsibilities or commitments.

How to apply

  1. View our available top-up courses by checking out the moving on guide. Here you can search for your current course and view the top-up options linked to your Foundation Degree, HND/HNC, or Dip HE.

    If there is a route which isn’t listed, or you have any questions, please email our Partnership Enquiries Team

  2. Complete the form electronically. You can make up to three choices in order of your preference.

  3. Please submit your application as soon as possible before the end of the academic year. Please note, if you are moving on in your partner institution, a different form may be used.​

  4. A letter or email will be sent to inform you of the University’s decision and to update you on the terms and conditions. An offer will only be made on one of your three choices. ​

    Please note, the University will not acknowledge receipt of your moving on application form, but you may contact us to check the progress of it.

  5. You will need to accept your offer of a place with the University.

    If you've accepted your place on the course, we will write to you once we have confirmed your final results.

  6. Once we have confirmed your final results, and you are happy with your decision, you can enrol with us.

For certain courses there are direct offer routes available. If this is applicable you will receive notification from us.

A small number of courses require a UCAS application. In these rare cases, please visit the UCAS website.

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