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Postgraduate Applications

Find your postgraduate inspiration

If you have a passion for learning and want to continue your studies to gain a postgraduate qualification, you’re in good hands with the University of Central Lancashire. We have a wide range of postgraduate taught programmes to choose from which can help you specialise and pursue your dream career.

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To apply for one of our postgraduate taught programmes, you will need to complete and return the University postgraduate online application form

For some postgraduate courses you will need to apply directly by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form and sending it to us by post or email.

If you require any help or advice when applying for a postgraduate course, please request a call back from our Admissions Team who will be happy to talk you through your application.

Entry Requirements

In general, all postgraduate programmes require a minimum of a lower second class degree from a recognised university, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent.To find out more about specific entry criteria please see postgraduate course pages or contact Admissions directly.

In addition to meeting the minimum entry requirements, applicants must satisfy the University’s English language entry requirements (for more details please see our country pages).

Continuing Your Studies at UCLan

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If you love life at UCLan and want to join the 5,000 postgraduate students currently studying with us then we aim to help you continue your journey here in Preston.

Students with a previous award from the University may be eligible for a tuition fee discount on both full and part-time programmes. Find out more about discounts available to our alumni.

Postgraduate Research Degree Applications

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Research of national and international excellence is at the heart of academic life at the University of Central Lancashire. UCLan has an established research reputation in a wide range of academic disciplines. You should expect a research degree at UCLan to challenge you. Not only will you undertake an in-depth study in your chosen research topic but you will also develop other transferable skills much sought after by employers.On completion of your research degree you should be in a very strong position for pursuing your chosen career.

Accredited Prior Learning

At UCLan, within the Credit Accumulation and Transfer scheme (CATS), it is possible for students to claim for modules to be awarded towards their course on the basis of previous academic, professional, vocational or experiential learning. In some circumstances, students may claim credit for their elective module, even though their previous learning is not directly related to their main area of study. This process is known as Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), and can be claimed in a number of ways.

The University of Central Lancashire is a diverse environment, which brings people into contact with each other in a wide variety of ways.  The University community includes students who are children (those under the age of 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a duty to safeguard these groups of individuals, as well as a duty to provide a safe environment in which our staff can work and all of our students can study and where relevant, live.  We therefore ask all applicants who have accepted a place with us if they have relevant unspent criminal convictions obtained in the UK or other jurisdiction. This is so that we can consider the implications of any convictions, assess any risks to you or others within the University environment and determine whether we can reasonably manage any risks to enable you to take up your place here. Having a relevant unspent conviction therefore is not an automatic barrier to taking up your place on your chosen programme. Therefore, if you accept an offer the University will ask you to disclose details about relevant unspent convictions and supporting information.

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Research Applications

Chosen your specialist research topic? Direct applications are taken throughout the year.

Chosen your specialist research topic? Direct applications are taken throughout the year.

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Prior Learning

Your previous qualifications and work experience may count towards your application.

Your previous qualifications and work experience may count towards your application.

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Returning to Study

We welcome applications from all ages and walks of life, you can apply to us direct.

We welcome applications from all ages and walks of life, you can apply to us direct.