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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) aims to create the perfect blend of knowledge and practical experience to equip its graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work and, as one of their partner institutions, the Hugh Baird University Centre shares this aim.

UCLan has evolved over the years to become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the most widely read and trusted university rankings, the QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status. In 2014, they awarded UCLan a coveted four stars overall, and within that five stars for excellence for teaching and facilities. The University encourages and nurtures originality, from its ground-breaking launch of the world’s first International Fashion Institute and the UK’s first MBA in Fashion, to its proud record of student business start-ups – at 77%, UCLan is the UK's leading University for the number of students or graduate start-up businesses assisted and still thriving after three years of trading.

With a world class academic reputation firmly rooted in relevance, UCLan is focused on a future of providing innovative thinking – for the real world.

Our courses validated by UCLan include:

  • Visual Merchandising FdA
  • Visual Merchandising BA (Hons)
  • Digital Imaging and Photography FdA
  • Digital Imaging and Photography BA (Hons)
  • Graphic Arts FdA
  • Graphic Arts BA (Hons)
  • Contemporary Media Practice FdA
  • Contemporary Media Practice BA (Hons)
  • Creating Performance FdA
  • Creating Performance BA (Hons)
  • Children, Young People and their Services FdA
  • Health and Social Care FdSc
  • Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)
  • Preparatory Certificate in Education and Training
  • Certificate in Education / P.G.C.E.
  • PGCE Mathematics: Numeracy
  • Certificate in Education Mathematics: Numeracy
  • Advanced Certificate Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy
  • Access to Higher Education
    Business and Management
    Overview
    Chartered Management Institute Award, Certificate and Diploma in Management and Leadership
    Childcare, Childhood & Adolescence Studies
    Overview
    Children, Young People and their Services - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Education and Professional Studies - BA (Hons) Top up
    Computing
    Overview
    Computing - FdSc
    Computing - BSc (Hons) Top up
    BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
    Contemporary Media Practice
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Contemporary Media Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Contemporary Media Practice - BA (Hons) Top up
    Creative Make Up Design and Practice
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Design for Commercial Interiors
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Design for Commercial Interiors - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Design for Commercial Interiors - BA (Hons) Top up
    Digital Imaging and Photography
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Digital Imaging and Photography - BA (Hons) Top up
    Engineering
    Overview
    BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)
    FdEng Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
    BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
    BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
    Fashion and Textiles
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up
    Festival Management
    Overview
    Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Festival Management - BA (Hons) Top up
    Foundation Entry
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    BEng (Hons) Engineering (Foundation Entry)
    BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
    BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
    BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
    Graphic Arts
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up
    Health & Social Care
    Overview
    Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up
    Hospitality
    Overview
    Hospitality in the Visitor Economy - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Outdoor Adventure Studies
    Overview
    Outdoor Adventure Studies - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Teaching & Education
    Overview
    Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory
    Certificate in Education / PGCE (Education and Training)
    PGCE Mathematics: Numeracy
    Certificate in Education and PGCE (Mathematics: Numeracy)
    Advanced Certificate in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy
    Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy
    Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design
    Overview
    Design (Foundation Entry) - BA (Hons)
    Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
    Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top up
    Benefits of studying with us
    The Degree Levels We Offer
    Valued by Employers
    Financial Support for University courses
    Support for Undergraduates
    Wider Information Set (WIS)
    Higher Education Review
    Liverpool Life