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Ranked in the top four percent of universities worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings and awarded four stars overall, The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)  is a center of excellence for international students. 

Founded in Preston in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, today UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community of nearly 38,000.

UCLan is a great place to start out on your career path. With over 350 undergraduate programs and 250 postgraduate courses - spanning areas as diverse as business, health, dentistry, engineering and media - UCLan strives to give students the skills they needed for successful careers. 

UCLan is committed to delivering an outstanding student experience. Over the past five years, the school has invested over £100 million on buildings and facilities to support teaching, learning and leisure activities. Over the next 10 years, another £200 million will be invested to redevelop our campus, which will include the £30 million, state-of-the-art Engineering Innovation Center.

With a new campus in Cyprus, UCLan is a truly global institution and our student body includes 120 nationalities and its partnership network extends to 125 countries. UClan offers amazing travel opportunities, the chance to study abroad, and to learn a new language for free. Tailored study along with placement opportunities, real-world experience and established industry links will leave you fully prepared for employment both at home and abroad.

You’ll discover that UCLan is not just a great place for academic achievement and personal development. It’s also an exciting and enjoyable place to be, with a modern, friendly campus atmosphere and lively social and sporting scenes.



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