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University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has more than 5,000 postgraduate students and over 700 research students. A variety of courses offer students a high-quality experience based on a culture of innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,980 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 36%
  • Part Time 64%

Domicile

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 35 650 685
Social Work 15 555 570
Business & Management Studies 35 380 415
Nursing 50 340 385
Psychology 40 255 295
Education 75 220 295
Law 35 250 280
Sports Science 95 115 215
Art & Design 10 195 205
Computer Science 10 175 185
Forensic Science 25 140 165
Social Policy 25 115 145
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 115 115
Linguistics 25 85 105
Dentistry 5 85 95
Medicine 5 85 85
General Engineering 25 55 80
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 15 65 80
Communication & Media Studies 10 60 70
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 25 30 55
Accounting & Finance 5 45 50
Building 0 50 50
Sociology 5 45 50
Music 10 30 35
Marketing 0 35 35
Creative Writing 5 25 30
Civil Engineering 0 25 25
Geography & Environmental Science 10 15 20
History 5 10 20
Architecture 0 20 20
Philosophy 5 15 20
Chemistry 15 5 15
Biological Sciences 5 10 15
Chemical Engineering 5 10 15
English 5 5 10
Physics & Astronomy 10 0 10
Materials Technology 10 0 10
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5
Economics 5 0 5
Food Science 5 5 5
Medical Technology 5 0 5
Mechanical Engineering 0 5 5
Aural & Oral Sciences 5 0 5
Complementary Medicine 0 5 5
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 0 5 5
Physiotherapy 5 0 5
Theology & Religious Studies 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,500
Mixed 6,500
Laboratory 6,500
Clinical 6,500
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Please refer to the university website for details of UCLan bursary schemes and scholarships available.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • There is a plentiful supply of accommodation available for students in UCLan halls of residence, located on the campus. The university guarantees accommodation for all first year postgraduate students, and students may stay in UCLan halls for all years of study.
  • Students live in flats that include a kitchen diner and, in some halls, a communal area with sofas and TVs. Room options include economy, standard, premium-standard or en-suite bedrooms, priced accordingly. Adapted rooms are available in halls for those students with disabilities.
  • All UCLan halls are self-catered, inclusive of all bills, with free Internet access and 24-hour security.