INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2020 - University of Central Lancashire
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE 2020 ART, DESIGN AND FASHION BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT CLINICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES COMPUTING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES CONSTRUCTION AND SURVEYING ENGINEERING FILM, MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE FORENSIC SCIENCE HEALTH AND WELLBEING HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES JOURNALISM LANGUAGES LAW MEDICINE PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL WORK, CARE AND COMMUNITY SPORT AND WELLBEING TOURISM, HOSPITALITY AND EVENT MANAGEMENT uclan.ac.uk/international
2 CONTENTS WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE 4 WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR OF PRESTON 5 THE CITY OF PRESTON 7 THE UCLAN JOURNEY FROM 1828 TO NOW 9 WHY CHOOSE UCLAN? 10 WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT UCLAN? 11 UCLAN STUDY OPPORTUNITIES OVERSEAS 12 STUDY ABROAD 15 CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY 16 RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES 18 FACILITIES 21 LIVING IN PRESTON 24 SUPPORTING YOU AT UCLAN 27 ALUMNI 30 COURSE LISTING 31 FEES AND FUNDING 45 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 46 HOW TO APPLY 47 CONTACT US 48 FIND US 49 INTRODUCING OUR PRESTON CITY CAMPUS 50 While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate at the time of going to press, changes are likely to occur given the lengthy interval between publication and commencement of the course.
It is therefore very important that you check our website for any updates before you apply for the course by visiting uclan.ac.uk/study.Where there is a difference between the contents of this prospectus and our website, the contents of the website take precedence and represent the basis on which we intend to deliver our educational services to you.
Any offer of a place to study at the University is subject to terms and conditions which can be found at uclan.ac.uk/study_here/studentcontract-taught-programmes.php.The terms and conditions set out, for example, your key obligations as a student and when we might make changes to your course, the fees payable or the student regulations with which all students are required to comply.You are strongly advised to read these before making an application. If you are unable to access our website for any reason, please contact us on 01772 892400.
4 WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE I am proud to say that UCLan has been a major influence in university education for over 190 years.
Our University has gone from strength to strength and continues to compete among the leading universities in the world. UCLan offers international students a superlative student experience through an unrivalled combination of high-quality teaching, personal support, research, informed curricula and exceptional teaching facilities. Our current students and alumni are testament to the commitment of passionate teaching and support staff of this ambitious university, and you can read about their experiences in this prospectus. International students who, like you, have a desire for knowledge and a keenness to learn are realising their career and life aspirations as successful UCLan graduates.
I am inspired by their stories and trust that you will be too. We look forward to welcoming you to our exciting international campus in Preston. PROFESSOR GRAHAM BALDWIN Vice-Chancellor
5 WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR OF PRESTON I am pleased to welcome you to Preston where UCLan lies at the heart of our city. The university and the city centre are both undergoing great change and major investment. As Mayor I work closely with UCLan to promote, cultural, business and education links with Preston. I first became a councillor in 1987 and have spent over thirty years in public life working for the people of Central Lancashire. As Mayor I work with charities, businesses, places of education, faith groups and individuals and try to promote the virtues of our wonderful city across the country and indeed the world.
This is a fantastic role for someone as passionate about Preston as I am. In welcoming you to our city, I hope you enjoy your time with us. I came to live in Preston when I was 22 and have never wanted to leave. If and when you leave us, I hope you will be able to take good memories of your time in Preston.
COUNCILLOR DAVID BORROW Mayor of Preston 2019/20
6 Anirudha Singh Bhadoria, India BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences “Preston is an appealing, student-friendly city that is safe with low crime rates because it is smaller than some other major cities in the UK. The mobility to other places here is good; there’s connectivity with London and all other major places via train. Since arriving last September, I have visited Manchester, Liverpool, London and Edinburgh.”
7 Lancashire is well known for its national position in relation to aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing; energy; and higher education, making it an important part of economic growth in the north, referred to as the Northern Powerhouse.
Located a short distance from the coastline, the Lake District, and the larger cities of Manchester and Liverpool, both of which have international airports; Preston is also one of the most networked cities in the country. Come and see for yourself by watching our Preston video at: uclan.ac.uk/study_here/student-life/index.php Preston conceals many interesting facts and achievements... - home to the tallest spire of any parish church in England - has the longest continuous row of red telephone boxes - the Preston by-pass was Britain’s first motorway - the first KFC restaurant in the UK opened in Preston in 1965 Situated in the heart of the North West of England, in the county of Lancashire, the city of Preston is vibrant, cultural and friendly city.
The city has a very long history, being given the status of a market town in 1179; and obtaining city status in 2002, becoming England’s 50th city in the 50th Year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
THE CITY OF PRESTON
8 FANG Xian, China BA (Hons) Management in Hospitality ‘It is very convenient from university to go to the city centre. It’s easy to go out and go shopping. The library is great, I can find a lot of information in my subject area. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is also a free dance class in the gym, which is very interesting. When I first arrived in the UK, I encountered a lot of problems. The staff inside helped me a lot, and my questions were all answered there. The dormitory environment is super good, and it is very convenient to take the parcel in the management office.
I recommend that my schoolmates come to study this major because of the opportunity to practice and participate in real projects.”
9 Today UCLan is a thriving community of around 38,000 students and staff and our alumni make up a worldwide family of over 180,000 people. We are in the top 6% of Universities in the world* and UCLan was the first modern~ university to enter the QS World Rankings**. We have been awarded the maximum five stars for the quality of teaching; facilities; employability; internationalisation; social responsibility and inclusiveness. We now have an extensive international presence with approximately 125 partners worldwide and welcoming students from over 85 different countries to the Preston Campus.
This expansion of facilities continues today with the newly opened Oasis Faith and Spirituality Centre along with the new Engineering Innovation Centre, and the planned Civic Square and Student Centre, which is underway. UCLan’s history dates back to 1828, when, at the very first open meeting of the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, Thomas Addison (its first President) expressed his wish that one day Preston would have its own university. After many developments and name changes, on 1 September 1992 that became a reality and the Lancashire Polytechnic became known as the University of Central Lancashire.
THE UCLAN JOURNEY FROM 1828 TO NOW *Center for World University Rankings 2019-20 ~Universities created after 1992 **topuniversities.com
10 WHY CHOOSE UCLAN? Over 69% of our students graduate with a First or 2:1 while 95.5% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. Opened in 2019, a collaboration between Lancashire Constabulary, UCLan and the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner. 180,000 Alumni 256 Honorary Fellows Over 100 Professors Over 38,000 Staff and Students The University now enrols students from more than 120 countries and has partnerships with 125 international institutions from Argentina to South Africa, to the Arctic Circle. £500k is invested by the University each year in Study Abroad to allow students to add a global dimension to their studies.
HESA Employment Performance Indicator 2018 (full-time, home-domiciled, first degree leavers). 2018 TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) AWARDS International Collaboration of the Year for the University’s efforts to relocate nearly 650 medical students and staff from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) following Hurricane Irma. Excellence and Innovation in the Arts for UCLan Publishing, the only student-run, trade but not-for-profit publishing house in the North West.
Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between UCLan and Recycling Lives, a national recycling and waste business. The University contributes more than £200 million to the North West economy every year. Financial report by Regeneris Consulting, 2015 TOP 6% 2019-20 1st in the North West for Fashion, 2nd in the UK for Chemistry and 5th in the UK for Social Work. Guardian University Guide 2020 UCLan is the UK’s biggest riser in the Complete University Guide 2020. The University of Central Lancashire’s roots go back to 1828 when it was founded as the ‘Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge’ in Preston.
11 Drahoslava Machova, Czech Republic BA (Hons) History & Education and MRES History “One thing I did not expect and that really surprised me was the support and motivation offered by the lecturers at UCLan; they are very friendly and outgoing. They are extremely understanding, especially with English being my second language. The lecturers helped to push me and enabled me to overcome barriers.” Brian Aine, Uganda Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery) MBBS - Fourth Year “I chose UCLan because it offered me the opportunity to learn a new culture; I think that’s important for a Doctor, understanding different people around the world.
I really liked that the Medicine course has a small cohort size, which is perfect for international students because we sometimes need that extra attention – other universities cohorts were too big and I’d have felt lost in the crowd.” Chaitanya Madhav, India BSc (Hons) Software Engineering (Alumnus 2018) “I applied to lots of different universities directly but chose UCLan due to its convenient location for exploring the rest of the UK and good transport links, cheap cost of living, strong opportunities for employment in the North West for Engineering and that Preston is not over saturated with students unlike some other urban University cities.” WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT UCLAN?
12 UCLan Cyprus established its presence in Cyprus in 2012. It is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the same time a fully licensed private University in Cyprus. It offers a unique and innovative model of a Cypriot and British University educational experience, approved and validated by both the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), for Higher Education. Graduates receive a Double Degree (two certificates) from the two Universities, UCLan Cyprus and UCLan UK, recognised not only in Cyprus, but across Europe and beyond.
The British University of Cyprus is set in a modern, purpose–built University campus with state-ofthe-art academic and operational facilities, with the institution being the first University in Cyprus to have its own Court Room which has been designed to reproduce not only the look and effect of a real court room, but the courtrooms of the future.
Students at the campus can reserve a room in the luxury University accommodation available on site. THERE IS NOW A STUDENT BODY OF OVER 1000 STUDENTS AT THE CAMPUS, ENROLLED ON ITS ALMOST 30 DEGREE PROGRAMMES. UCLan Cyprus UCLAN STUDY OPPORTUNITIES OVERSEAS uclan.ac.uk/international/partnerships.php
14 14 Giordana Failla, Italy BA (Hons) English with Modern Languages “I have been a part of the Erasmus Student Network since my second year and I am now Communications Manager, Secretary and a Local Rep. We have gained over 100 members for the first time at UCLan and meeting new people from all over the world is so rewarding! One of my dearest friends is from China and she visited me one summer in Italy and we stay in contact now – this has been the most special part of being an international student at UCLan.”
15 UCLan has exchange agreements with almost 100 universities from around the world, whether it’s Europe through the Erasmus+ scheme, through our Worldwide Exchange programme where we have partners in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Hong Kong; through ISEP, which offers opportunities in the rest of the world; or by participating in UCLan’s own Travel Bursary Scheme. All students also have access to the Study Abroad Exchange Programme which allows UCLan students to experience life at overseas universities and students from overseas universities to study at UCLan, offering an opportunity to enhance your opportunities for future employment.
16 If you want to graduate ready for the workplace, then the University of Central Lancashire is the institution to choose as our graduates have received a timely boost to their job prospects after the institution received its best graduate employability score. According to new figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA),* 95.5% of UCLan’s full-time, first-degree graduates based in the UK went into employment or further study within six months of graduation. UCLan is ranked as the leading UK university for start-up businesses that it incubates still active after three years of trading, according to the latest HEBCIS survey.** The latest analysis also shows graduates gaining graduate roles at a range of companies and organisations such as Apple, Adidas, Emirates, Hewlett Packard, Aston Martin, BAE Systems, BBC, IBM and Marks and Spencer.
Many of UCLan’s postgraduate taught programmes now offer the possibility of a Professional Placement, allowing students to gain paid employment within their degree programme. You will have access to UCLan Careers, our onestop service that is available for all students and graduates to access. From CV Writing to Interview Preparation, whatever stage of study you are at or whatever your future aspirations are, our experienced professional team of careers advisors can help with impartial advice and guidance. Students also have access to other career resources around the university including the Students’ Union Opportunities Centre for jobs and volunteering opportunities.
As a UCLan student, employability skills are embedded within your studies from the very start of your time with us. You are encouraged to self-assess your levels of employability development and agree an action plan with your Academic Advisor, which you will update throughout the year. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY *(HESA, 2018) ** The Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS) 2016-17
17 Paul Cyriac, India MSc Oil and Gas Engineering with Professional Placement “The style of education in the UK is quite different in comparison to the Indian system.
Here it is more practical, and assignment based which gives a deeper understanding of the subject. I have done my placement with Total UK, which was one of the biggest turning points in my life because Total is a giant player in the oil and gas industry. Furthermore, the UK work experience is very reputable and will add value to my career prospects alongside my master’s degree at UCLan.”
18 The scope of UCLan’s research activity is farreaching - from working with NASA on solar dynamics, sector-leading stroke research, working with industry on cutting-edge digital media projects, to collaboration with the Football Association, Professional Golfers Association, and the International Olympic Committee on sport and exercise science research. Our research is presented under themes and related groups that build a rich picture of the excellence, breadth and depth of our innovation and high-quality research.
UCLan is a leading research institution with multiple subject areas that have been officially recognised as demonstrating elements of world-leading research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
We are an established and vibrant community of academic researchers and students who are respected by their peers and tackle real-world challenges. QUALITY RESEARCH, TRANSDISCIPLINARY IMPACT AND GLOBAL REACH IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND AWAITING YOU AT UCLAN. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Lais Baptista, Brazil PhD Forensic Genetics “Don’t be afraid to start a PhD as there is a lot of support at UCLan and people who can help you every step of the way.” Over 800 research students enrolled currently 450 postgraduate research qualifications awarded over the last five years
19 Obelema Akobo, Nigeria PhD Child Computer Interaction “PhD gives me that feeling that I can go out and be part of the research society. There are a number of career paths I could choose from including industry, academia and working for yourself.” More than 100 Professors & Readers working at the University Over 800 research or knowledge transfer-active members of staff Annual total research income of £6.9 million For full details of our research activity, please visit: uclan.ac.uk/research
21 Sports facilities The Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre (STFSC) is UCLan’s multi-million pound, state-of-theart, purpose-built indoor facility on the main University campus.
The outstanding facilities are often used by national sports teams to prepare for major international sporting events. Sport is one of UCLan’s key subject areas and the outstanding Sports Arena has a significant role in improving sport for students. UCLan Sports Arena is also available for the wider Preston community, who benefit from the excellent opportunities open to them at the city’s premier multi-sports venue. The £12 million Arena provides facilities for athletics, rugby league, rugby union, football, hockey, netball, tennis and cycling. There are also seven floodlit training grids, a 19 station fitness suite and an indoor room for activities, theory sessions and fitness training.
Study facilities The UCLan Library building provides comfortable, flexible study spaces and offers a wealth of excellent learning resources, extensive collections of information sources and expert help and support from Library staff, with the facilities open 24/7 during term time.
Social spaces In response to student feedback, UCLan now has an increased number of social spaces, fully stocked with beanbags, pool tables and microwaves. Situated in the heart of campus, the Social Spaces provide areas for staff and students to work, socialise and relax. They are bright, spacious, comfortable and have extended opening hours. The new buildings are the perfect place to meet with friends, relax with a coffee and an alternative place on campus where you can escape. The University has commenced a £200 million transformation plan (Masterplan) for the Preston Campus, with a vision, over the next few years, to create a unified, sustainable and welcoming campus which will enhance the experience for all those visiting the University.
Further details of this plan can be found at uclanmasterplan.co.uk FACILITIES
23 Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) The first stage of the new campus development is the newly opened Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC); a £35 million state-of-the-art facility at the heart of Preston - helping to further establish UCLan as a leader in engineering innovation. The Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) capitalises on the location of the University at the centre of one of the most intensive engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK to create an internationally competitive facility that will bring together the region’s expertise from within academia and industry.
The EIC is equipped to the highest standard with technology demonstration areas and specialist work areas to create an integrated space for teaching, research and knowledge exchange. 23 Student Centre The Student Centre building is the integral part of the c.£60 million Masterplan project, which will create a new entrance into the University campus, with a reception area and coffee shop to welcome staff, students and visitors alike. Providing a home for the various student services at the University, the building will contain offices, meeting rooms, workstations and event venues including a roof top garden.
This investment will help staff to continue the outstanding support they provide for students and welcome local communities into the University. A large square will extend in front of the building, designed for hosting large events including the Lancashire Science Festival, pop up cinemas, farmers markets and more. This square does not just belong to the University, but to the local community too. Lancashire’s societies, clubs and communities will be welcome to use the square to host their own events, creating a connectivity between the University and its surroundings. uclan.ac.uk/facilities
The city centre is full of well-known and independent shops, with restaurants offering a wide range of traditional and international menus to suit every taste. You can also discover some beautiful green spaces such as Winckley Square and the tranquil surroundings of Avenham and Miller Parks, set on the banks of the River Ribble. You will find that most places in Preston are easily accessible on foot from the University, including Preston Railway Station, from where you can easily reach Liverpool, Manchester and the spectacular Lake District, England’s largest National Park; or you can head to the coast to the seaside resort of Blackpool.
Preston is also home to the football club, Preston North End, a founder member of the English Football League and were the first ever English Football Champions. As a student in Preston you will be able to get the best of both worlds – being based in a student city that so warmly welcomes its student population; as well as having easy links to nature and the great outdoors. LIVING IN PRESTON 24
25 University accommodation UCLan guarantees a room in halls, on campus, for every new full time student At the University of Central Lancashire our aim is to provide value for money accommodation, a safe and comfortable living environment and a vibrant and inclusive halls community.
UCLan has more than 1,600 accommodation places that can be allocated to students in their first year of study in 10 different halls of residence. All the halls are located at the heart or very close to the main campus and are owned or leased by the university.
Living in UCLan halls makes it easy to immerse yourself in University life and make lots of new friends. All our halls are on campus and within an easy walking distance of all your lecture rooms, the library, the Students’ Union and the city centre. UCLan halls are all self-catering and are either owned or leased by the University. You will find them modern, comfortable and wellequipped, with free internet and WiFi access, study space and storage. We also have flats that are adapted for students with disabilities or medical conditions.
All rooms have free WiFi access and every bedroom contains a study desk, chair, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
All en-suite rooms contain a shower and toilet. Economy Standard and Premium Standard room types contain a wash basin and mirror. The halls are independently regulated, and every resident has 24-hour access to University security. More information can be found at uclan.ac.uk/accommodation Accommodation Prices: UCLan offers a wide variety of accommodation types to suit all needs and budgets. Our Economy Standard Prices are £74.97 per week increasing to a maximum of £121.10 per week for a self-Contained Flat.* Private student housing We also have a selection of registered private landlords with accommodation ranging from shared houses to large purpose-built halls of residence.
More details about accommodation at UCLan, including current costs, can be obtained from our dedicated accommodation website at uclan.ac.uk/accommodation Further information Telephone: +44 (0)1772 892529 Email: StudentAccommodation@uclan.ac.uk Pagnol Michelle Yanou, Cameroon PhD – Investment Law “Living in the traditional city of Preston means the cost of living is a lot less than London, for example. In the UK the currency difference to Cameroon is huge, so it’s good to live in a smaller, more affordable city. There are low living costs, lots of facilities, you can walk everywhere and UCLan is developing all the time – so it’s a great place to be.” *The stated prices relate to the 19/20 academic year and are subject to change for future academic years
26 Asawari Savant, India MSc Applied Public Health (Alumna 2019) “The support from Tutors and Professors is amazing; they always reply instantly when needed and they are understanding. The support of my Course Leader has been a standout experience at UCLan so far, he has gone beyond his means to help me even though he’s so busy. Most students on my course are international, so the Professor organised an excursion for us to visit Public Health England – this wasn’t part of the course, just something extra for us to understand the course better.” 26
27 Whether you’re a current or prospective student, if you’re finding yourself needing extra support and guidance at the University of Central Lancashire we are here for you.
From academic help to dealing with personal difficulties our range of services from our Student Support Hubs will provide you with the help you need throughout your time at UCLan and beyond. Whatever the issue, our Hubs below are there with information and contacts regarding the support or facilities you require. The Our acclaimed one-stop Student Information Centre is where students can seek help on a range of queries. We provide help on all aspects of University life, via face-to-face, via email, via our website or through our Twitter and Facebook pages. uclan.ac.uk/the-i Academic Advisers At the start of your course you will be allocated an Academic Adviser (usually a member of the course team) who has responsibility for general academic advice and giving you help and guidance at particularly important times.
Your Academic Adviser will provide you with guidance in academic matters, as well as information about where to go for any additional and specialist help and advice you might need. In addition, UCLan has five Hubs conveniently located across the campus, to provide students with course guidance and support. We can signpost you to the person best qualified to deal with your query, whether that is another UCLan service, an academic member of staff or the Students’ Union.
As one of the UK’s largest institutions with a student and staff population of approximately 38,000; UCLan has excellent support facilities to offer to its students. SUPPORTING YOU AT UCLAN
28 Study Skills Support Students can access WISER and various other resources such as Lynda.com to learn how to study more effectively and communicate at an advanced and professional level. We offer 1-to-1 support, interactive workshops and online study advice so that you can reach your full potential and achieve the grades you deserve. Information and IT Support Knowing how to find the best resources, eg books and journal articles, will help you understand your subject and get the best possible grades.
Our online resources provide top tips on searching Discovery, literature searching and quick and easy referencing with RefWorks. We also offer IT skills training to help you to make the most of technologies that support your studies and stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace.
Opportunities Centre – Student Employment Service Located in the Students’ Union, the Opportunities Centre helps you find part-time work with reputable local employers. It advertises a range of paid work and voluntary jobs. Advice and information on tax and national insurance is also available. For more information, please visit: uclansu.co.uk/opportunities Student Mentors The Student Mentor Team provides support for you from before arrival through to graduation. The trained mentors can help with issues such as home-sickness, stress and balancing your work and social life whilst at UCLan. Medical Centre The staff at the University’s Medical Centre are able to provide you with a caring and confidential service on a wide range of medical matters.
The Medical Centre is available to help whether you are feeling ill, want family planning advice, concerned about sexual health or need information on vaccinations for a trip abroad. Oasis Multi-Faith and Spirituality Centre The University has built a bespoke, purpose-built multi-faith centre for the staff and students at the University. It has been designed in consultation with students and the Students’ Union to ensure the best utilisation of the space. Oasis creates the perfect environment for prayer, contemplation and reflection for all.
Counselling Our team of professionally trained and experienced therapists offer a free, confidential service to all UCLan students. Whatever your difficulty you are welcome and will be treated with respect. We also have mental health advisors who offer short-term support and advice to students experiencing mental health difficulties. We offer assessment appointments, advice and signposting to services to best meet a student’s needs.
29 Airport Transfer Service uclan.ac.uk/airport Free Membership of the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre uclan.ac.uk/stfsc Careers Service uclan.ac.uk/careers All students who enrol at UCLan automatically become a member of the Students’ Union and are able to take advantage of many benefits.
The Students’ Union (SU) operates independently from the University and its mission is to ‘make life better for students’ and they try to do this every day through their wide range of activities, services and events.
The Students’ Union Advice and Representation Centre offers advice on a range of matters relating to your course, money, benefits, housing, employment and more! They work hard to ensure you receive the best advice possible. Whether your interest is religion, cultural, political, academic, arts, media, performance or sports, with over 150 student groups, no matter what your interest or ability, there’s something for everyone. Joining a sports club or a student-led society is a great way to get involved and make friends. All international students are also offered the following services free of charge whilst at UCLan: UCLAN CURRENTLY HAS Over 40 Sports Clubs Around 1400 sport and club members Over 150 student groups
30 We have a growing alumni body who would be pleased to share their experiences at UCLan and answer any questions you may have. Many of these student profiles can be seen on our website. UCLan alumni are able to join UCLan Connect. This platform allows you to re-connect with old friends, as well as enabling you to utilise the skills and experience of other UCLan graduates. As a potential student, we believe you should have the opportunity to talk directly to former students who are from your own country, or who have studied your chosen programme of study, to hear what it is like to live in the UK and to study at the University of Central Lancashire.
ALUMNI Omolabake Fakunle, Nigeria BA (Hons) Business Administration (Alumna 2012) “I received excellent advice and support from the international office at every stage during the admission process and I was delighted to receive one of 10 UCLan Excellence Awards in 2011. The support from the international office continued after I arrived to begin my study at UCLan. That coupled with amazing teaching and the learning resources at UCLan proved to be the start of a new and transformative journey in my life.”
31 Course Title Minimum entry requirements Exceptions to standard Annual English language requirements tuition fee ART, DESIGN AND FASHION Undergraduate BA (Hons) Advertising 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BSc (Hons) Architecture 128 - 136 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Art and Design (Foundation Entry) 72 points £12,700 BA (Hons) Creative Advertising 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Fashion Design 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Fine Art 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Graphic Design 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Illustration 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Interior Design 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Product Design 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Textiles 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 Postgraduate £1,125 per MA Antiques (distance learning) 2:2 Hons Degree 20 credits MArch Architecture 2:2 Hons Degree in Architecture £13,200 MA Arts Health 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc Building Conservation and Adaption (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Ceramics 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Childrens Book Illustration 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Fashion Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Fine Art 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Games Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Graphic Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Interior Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 COURSE LISTING
32 MA Product Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Surface Pattern and Textiles 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Undergraduate BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 120 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Studies 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Business and Management 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Business and Marketing 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Business Administration 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up) Appropriate HND grades £12,700 BA (Hons) Business Management 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Business Management (Top-up) (distance learning) Appropriate HND grades £12,700 BA (Hons) Business Studies 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Business Studies (Marketing) 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Digital Marketing 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Finance and Accounting (Top-up) Appropriate HND grades £12,700 BA (Hons) Human Resource Management 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) International Business 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Marketing Management (Digital Media) 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Marketing 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 Postgraduate MSc Accounting (ACCA) 2:2 Hons Degree £12,750 MSc Accounting (ACCA) Fast Track Applicants must be qualified Chartered accountants £13,200 MA Accounting and Financial Management (CIMA).
Full-time only 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 Doctor Business Administration (DBA) 2:2 Hons Degree £13,700 MSc Digital Marketing Communications (distance learning) 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc Finance and Management 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc Human Resource Management/Development 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc International Business and Management 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc Marketing Management 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MBA Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200
33 To increase each year in line with UK Retail Price Index CLINICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Undergraduate MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery AAB at A2 A Level Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 £40,500* BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy ABB at A2 A Level Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 £13,700 BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science 104-112 points at A2 A level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences BBB at A2 A Level £21,000 BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MPharm Pharmacy ABB at A2 A Level Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.0 £13,700 Postgraduate MRes Cancer Biology Entry via MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy £15,200 MSc Cancer Biology and Therapy 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject Overall IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 £15,200 MSc Clinical Practice, Management and Education 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,000 MSc Clinical Studies 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject TBC MSc Digital Health 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent £14,000 MSc Hospitalist Medicine 2:2 Hons Degree £13,700 MSc Medical Education 2:2 Medical or dental degree £14,000 MRes Medical Sciences 4 years of MBBS or MBChB or equivalent or have completed an undergraduate degree £14,500 MSc Medical Leadership 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent £14,000 MSc Musculoskeletal Management in Primary Care Applicants must hold MBBS/ MBChB qualification or relevant professional healthcare qualification/ registration £14,000 MRes Neuroscience 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £15,200 MSc Performance Medicine Must have completed Year 4 of MBChB (MBBS) qualification or relevant professional qualification IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent £14,000 MSc Rural Medicine/Urgent Care 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,000 MSc Sports Medicine Must hold MChB (MBBS) £14,000 MSc Surgery Must hold medical or dental degree (e.g.
MB ChB, MB BS, B.D.S) or Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, Nursing etc.
Be actively engaged in medical, dental or healthcare practice TBC MSc Physician Associate Studies 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject TBC MPAS Physician Associate Studies ABB at A2 A Level Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 £13,700 MSc Rehabilitation Medicine Must have completed Year 4 MBChB (MBBS) qualification or relevant professional qualification IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent £14,000
34 *Available with Professional Placement COMPUTING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES Undergraduate MPhys/BSc (Hons) Astrophysics 120 Points at A2 A Level A Level Overall IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 £13,700 MChem/BSc (Hons) Chemistry 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MComp/BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development 104 -112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MComp/BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security 104 -112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Computer Science 104 -112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Computing 104 -112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Computing (Top-up) Appropriate HND £13,700 BSc (Hons) Cyber Security 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MComp (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security 104 -112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MMath/BSc (Hons) Mathematics 120 Points at A2 A Level inc Maths at A Overall IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 £13,700 MPhys/BSc (Hons) Physics 120 Points at A2 A Level incl B in Physics or Maths Overall IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 £13,700 MPhys/BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics 120 Points at A2 A Level incl B in Physics or Maths Overall IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 £13,700 BSc (Hons) Software Engineering 104 -112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Astronomy (distance learning) 128 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 Postgraduate MSc Applied Data Science 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,200 MSc Computing * 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,200 MSc Instrumental Analysis* 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,200 MSc IT Security* 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,200 MSc Nanoscience and Nanotechnology* 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,200 MSc Synthetic Organic Chemistry* 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £14,200 MRes User Experience Design* 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 £15,200 Prof Doc Computing 2:2 Hons Degree in relevant subject £15,200 CONSTRUCTION AND SURVEYING Undergraduate BEng (Hons) Building Services and Sustainable Engineering 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Building Surveying 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons)Civil Engineering 120 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and Construction Management 120 Points at A2 A Level £13,700
35 Postgraduate MSc Building Services (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Building Services with Professional Placement (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Construction Project Management 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Construction Project Management with Professional Placement (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 ENGINEERING Undergraduate BEng/MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering 120 Points at A2 A Level incl B in Physics or Maths £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Industrial Placement 120 Points at A2 A Level incl B in Physics or Maths £13,700 BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies 120 Points at A2 A Level incl B in Physics or Maths £13,700 MEng/BEng Civil Engineering 120 UCAS Points including Maths £13,700 BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and Construction Management 120 UCAS Points including Maths £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Computer Aided Engineering 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering 112 Points including Maths and Physics at C or STEM at C £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering 104-112 Points at A2 A Level incl Maths/Phys/STEM at C £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering 96 Points at A2 A Level incl Maths/Phys/STEM at C £13,700 BSc (Hons) Facilities Management 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Fire and Leadership Studies 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Fire Safety (Engineering or Management) (Top-up) Appropriate HND £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BEng (Hons) Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (Top-up) Appropriate HND £13,700 BEng (Hons) Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (Top-up) with Placement Appropriate HND £13,700 BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines (Top-up) Appropriate HND £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Motorsports Engineering 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Oil and Gas Safety Engineering 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying 96 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MEng/BEng (Hons) Robotics Engineering 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 Postgraduate Prof Doctorate Engineering 2:1 Hons Degree £15,200 MSc Additive Manufacturing 2:1 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Energy Engineering 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200
36 *Available with Professional Placement MSc Energy Management 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Engineering 2:1 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Fire and Rescue Service Management 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Fire Investigation 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Fire Safety Engineering 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Fire Scene Investigation 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Intelligent Maintenance Engineering (2 intakes)* 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Maintenance Engineering (2 intakes)* 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Mechanical Engineering* 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines* 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Oil and Gas Engineering* 2:1 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Project Management (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Renewable Energy Engineering* 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 FILM, MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE Undergraduate BA (Hons) Acting 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Animation 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Continuing Drama Production 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Dance Performance and Teaching 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Film Production 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Games Design 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) International Journalism 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BSc (Hons) Media Production 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Music 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Music Production 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Music Theatre 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Photography 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Publishing 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Screenwriting with Film, TV and Radio 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BA (Hons) Sports Journalism 104 Points at A2 A Level Overall IELTS 7.5 with no element below 7.5 £12,700 BA (Hons) Television Production 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700
37 BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BSc (Hons) Web Design and Development 104 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 Postgraduate MA Animation 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Broadcast Journalism 2:1 Hons Degree Overall IELTS 7.5 with no element below 7.5 £13,200 MA Film Production 2:1 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Games Design 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Journalism 2:1 Hons Degree Overall IELTS 7.5 with no element below 7.5 £13,200 MA Music 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Music Industry Management and Promotion 2:1 Hons Degree £15,950 MA Photography 2:1 Hons Degree £13,200 MA Publishing 2:1 Hons Degree £13,450 MA Scriptwriting 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MA TV Production 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 DProf Creative Arts (Arts Health) (2 intakes) Arts related qualification £13,700 FORENSIC SCIENCE Undergraduate BA (Hons) Applied Science 72 Points at A2 incl Biol/Chem/Env Sci or App Science £13,700 MSci Archaeology 104 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Archaeology 104 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology 104 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc Biology 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Environmental Science 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Forensic Science 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MSci Forensic Science and Chemical Analysis 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 MSci Forensic Science and Molecular Biology 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) / BA (Hons) Geography 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 BSc (Hons) Professional Policing 104 - 112 Points at A2 A Level £13,700 Postgraduate MSc Bioarcheaology 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Counter Terrorism 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200
38 MSc Criminal Investigation 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Criminal Justice 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Cybercrime Investigation 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc DNA Profiling 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Financial Investigation 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Forensic Anthropology 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Forensic Science 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Forensic Toxicology 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Intelligence Analysis 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc Resource, Energy and Environmental Management 2:2 Hons Degree £14,200 MSc/DProf Criminal Justice 2:1 Hons Degree £15,200 HEALTH AND WELLBEING Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Community Health Practice (Top-up) (Blended Learning) Applicants will need to hold 120 credits at level 4 and hold and 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent £12,700 BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BSc (Hons) Midwifery 112-128 Points at A2 A Level Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 £12,700 Sc (Hons) Nursing in General Practice (Top-up) (Blended Learning) Applicants will need to hold 120 credits at level 4 and hold and 120 credits at level 5 or equivalent.
12,700 BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies 104-112 Points at A2 A Level £12,700 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy ABB at A Level inc one Science subject Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 £12,700 BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy 112-128 Points at A2 £12,700 BSc (Hons) Nursing - post registration Appropriate diploma and be a qualified nurse £12,700 BSc (Hons) Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health) (Children and Young People) (Adult) 96-112 at A2 Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 £12,700 Postgraduate MSc Applied Public Health 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc Clinical Research 2:1 Hons Degree Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 £13,200 MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy 2:2 Hons Degree in a relevant subject £13,200 MSc Community Health Practice (Top-up) (Blended Learning) (2 intakes) 2:2 Hons Degree in a relevant subject £13,200 MA Integrative Psychotherapy 2:2 Hons Degree £13,200 MSc Midwifery Midwifery license and qualification £13,200 MSc Nursing in General Practice (Blended Learning) 2:2 Hons Degree in a relevant subject £13,200 MSc Safeguarding in an International Context (2 intakes) Hons Degree or portfolio IELTS 6.5, none below 6.0 TBC MSc Sexual Health Studies 2:2 Hons Degree in a relevant subject Overall IELTS 7.0 with no element below 7.0 £13,200