In 1828, the University of Central Lancashire was founded in Preston as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. ‘Ex solo ad solem’, or in translation, ‘From the Earth to the Sun’, has been its motto ever since – helping talented people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential.
University of Central Lancashire is located in Preston and it is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognized. The University has an increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus delivering UCLan programmes and original research within a Central Lancashire environment and culture.
Amongst its programme portfolio of some 400 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, the University has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science to an evolving portfolio of Dentistry programmes to meet emerging sector needs. Undergraduate Medicine has now been added to that list, a course being delivered in one of the UK's most modern and inclusive Medical Schools.
The home of our main Campus, is located in the heart of the North West and is a mid-sized modern city. Our Preston city campus is compact, benefitting from excellent transport links and is in close proximity to the town centre. It is ranked second in the UK for the number of graduate start-ups still active overall and ranked third in the UK for estimate turnover for active firms. In the last five years the University has helped over 1,000 students or graduates start a business or became self-employed, the second highest figure in the UK.
•Business, Law and Applied Social Science
•Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
•Culture and the Creative Industries
•Health and Wellbeing
•Science and Technology
QS 5 Star Rated for:
As a truly global institution with a new campus in Cyprus, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities and its partnership network extends to 125 countries. In 2013 the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings awarded UCLan the full five stars for its global outlook in all aspects of international educational provision.