The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the heart of Preston - has developed an enviable reputation, with over 500 undergraduate programmes, serving a multi-cultural campus community of over 30,000 students. With our compact campus in the heart of the city, you will be immersed in the friendly atmosphere of Preston.

We're continually investing in our main campus and in 2015 we announced a £200 million Campus Masterplan which will blend our existing fantastic facilities with new buildings and public, green spaces, improving access for pedestrians and cyclists. A state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Centre, costing more than £30 million, is also due to open on the Preston Campus in 2018. All of our courses draw on a wide range of expertise from academics across the university, current professionals and your future employers to make sure that what you study is at the cutting edge of the field and relevant to your ambitions.

Our courses are backed up by an established research reputation; in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) all 16 academic areas submitted by UCLan were officially recognised as demonstrating elements of world-leading research. Studying at the University of Central Lancashire means you can gain a truly global experience, with amazing travel opportunities, the chance to study abroad or the opportunity to learn a new language for free. Tailored study along with work placement opportunities, via established industry links will leave you fully prepared for employment both at home and abroad.

Notable Alumni

Alumni notable for their work in certain fields; particularly successful or well-known alumni. UCLan is proud of its global family of former students. Notable alumni include:

  • Victoria Derbyshire – broadcaster, BBC Five Live.

  • Simon Kellner – former Editor of the Independent.

  • Richard Frediani – Programme Editor of ITV’s early evening news programme and BAFTA winner.

  • Carl Lygo – CEO and Head of BPP University College.

  • Dr Waqar Azmi OBE – Chairman of Waterhouse Consulting Group and EU Ambassador of Intercultural Dialogue.

  • Alfred Hitchcock – Chief Constable of Ministry of Defence Police.

  • Brent Sadler – award-winning, internationally recognised Journalist and former CNN Bureau Chief to the Middle East.

  • James Ducker – Northern Football Correspondent of The Times newspaper.

  • Ranvir Singh – Broadcaster and News Presenter on ITV’s Daybreak.

  • Tessa Chapman – Chief Correspondent for Five News at ITN.

  • Asif Iqbal, MBE – Public Appointment Ambassador, Equalities Office and Cabinet Office.

  • Mark Gill – Director and Oscar Academy Award nominee.