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Undergraduate study

If you’re looking to study at a great university in the North West, here at the University of Central Lancashire we can help you make those all-important decisions and find a degree that’s right for you.

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We have a broad range of subjects and degree programmes to choose from - from law and sciences, to arts and healthcare - there will be something to suit you. Browse our wide range of subject areas and be inspired to take the first step towards your future career.

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If you’ve done your research and chosen the perfect degree course, it’s time to start your application and University personal statement. Depending on whether you’re planning to study full or part-time, the application process might be slightly different, but we’ll be with you every step of the way.

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Want to know what life is really like at the University of Central Lancashire? View on demand subject talks, accommodation info and access our facilities through our virtual experience platform.

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We know you've got a lot of options and decisions to make about the place that's right for you. We may be biased, but the University of Central Lancashire is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a world-class education and an unforgettable student experience.

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Discover your future career

University is more than just an education – it offers a unique opportunity to get to know a diverse range of people and cultures, develop independence and confidence and try new activities. As an undergraduate student, you’ll benefit from the perfect mix of academic study and a range of opportunities that will set you up for a lifetime of success.

Perhaps you’ve already decided on your career path, or perhaps you’re still considering your options and what subject areas really interest you. Whatever stage you’re at, we’ve got advice and guidance to help. We have a wide range of courses available both full and part-time.

What is an undergraduate degree?

Undergraduate degrees are typically for students starting out in university life for the first time. They will normally be your first degree and follow on from completing your A Levels, BTECs, Level 3 NVQs or T Levels.

An undergraduate degree usually takes about three years to complete if you’re studying full-time, or five to six years if you’re studying part-time.

Some students opt to take a Foundation Year first. Our Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen honours degree programme. It involves an extra preliminary year of study which will help you get the skills you need.

Once you’ve graduated, you might also decide to explore a subject in more depth by taking on a postgraduate degree.

We work closely with leading employers across the North West to secure work experience opportunities for our students. It’s the reason why 95 percent of our graduates are in work or further education within six months*.*HESA Employment Performance Indicator 2018 (full-time, home-domiciled, first degree leavers)