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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

4,710 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 31%
  • Part Time 69%

Domicile

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social Work 15 450 465
Nursing 60 405 465
Business & Management Studies 55 320 375
Education 50 285 340
Law 30 255 285
Psychology 45 225 265
Sports Science 115 110 225
Social Policy 25 125 150
Art & Design 10 135 145
Forensic Science 25 120 145
Computer Science 10 120 130
Linguistics 20 80 100
Dentistry 5 95 95
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 25 65 90
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 85 90
Communication & Media Studies 5 75 80
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 25 30 55
Building 5 50 50
Sociology 10 30 40
General Engineering 20 20 40
Accounting & Finance 5 25 30
Marketing 0 30 30
Civil Engineering 5 25 25
Creative Writing 5 25 25
Music 5 20 25
Geography & Environmental Science 10 15 25
Mechanical Engineering 5 20 20
Biological Sciences 15 5 20
History 10 10 20
Philosophy 0 20 20
Agriculture & Forestry 0 15 15
Physics & Astronomy 15 0 15
Chemistry 10 0 10
Materials Technology 10 0 10
Food Science 0 10 10
Chemical Engineering 0 10 10
English 5 5 10
Medicine 5 0 5
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 5 0 5
Medical Technology 5 0 5
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5
Complementary Medicine 0 5 5
Archaeology 5 0 5
Aural & Oral Sciences 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 5
Theology & Religious Studies 5 0 5
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,300
Mixed 6,300
Laboratory 6,300
Clinical 6,300
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 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.