Welcome to UCLan FoundationCampus
Why study at UCLan?
= Satisfied Students World of Choice Exceptional Student Support Value for Money Scholarships for High Flyers
UCLan was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in 17 subject areas in the 2008 RAE Rankings. It is ranked No1 in Linguistics and Journalism, above Oxford University.
Ranked 7th for Teaching Quality in the UK (QAA report) and Top 10 for student satisfaction amongst UK universities in a number of subjects, including Journalism, Sports Science and Engineering.
UCLan is the UK’s 6th largest university with 32,000 students, 3,000 of whom are overseas students from over 100 countries. The new ‘Worldwise Learning Centre’ supports all students who want to learn a foreign language alongside their main programme of study.
With 500 undergraduate programmes, many available as Combined Honours degrees, and 200 taught postgraduate degrees on offer, there is a very wide a huge range of choice available to students.
Winners of The Times Higher Education Supplement Award 2006 for ‘Outstanding International Student Support’, the International support Team is based in the ‘i’ Centre in the Foster Building in the heart of the University, and offers additional assistance to overseas students to the University’s Student Support Service which includes the Health Centre, Multi-Faith Centre and the Counselling Service.
UCLan offer some of the best value degree programmes in the UK, with annual tuition fees below £9,000 for many courses. Accommodation is also very economical in Preston with university-owned options available from £75 per week, and private rented accommodation starting at £40 per week.
Scholarships and Merit Awards are availble for UCLan students at each stage of their journey.
Students progressing from FoundationCampus programmes with good grades are then offered £500 ‘Merit Awards’ towards the cost of their degree programme. In 2010, 44% of progressing Master's Foundation students achieved Merit Awards, and 33% of Undergraduate Foundation students.
Many international students are also able to access additional scholarships of between £500 and £1000 off their degree course.
Finally, UCLan offers a number of 'Enterprise Awards' for students and graduates looking to start their own businesses. Find out more
Each of these awards demonstrates UCLan's commitment to supporting their students at every stage of the journey towards long-term career success.
Located 60 mins from Manchester and 70 mins from Liverpool, Preston is in the heart of one of the UK’s major economic areas, and only 2 hours from London by train. The nearby Lake District is one of the UK’s most-visited areas of beauty and home to a host of outdoor activities and water sports.