University Location:

Preston, Lancashire, UK

University Type:

Public University

Year Established:


Basic Overview:

Affiliated to the University Alliance, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a government-run institution offering higher education, based in the city of Preston. Initially known as the Harris Art College, UCLan has its roots in the institution for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, set up in the year 1828. The institution then operated in a classical-revivalist building located on Cannon Street. UCLan went through various names and structural changes over the years and adopted its current name in 1992 after Privy Council granted it the university status.

UCLan’s main campus in Preston consists of top-notch teaching, recreation and accommodation facilities. The university also operates satellite campuses in Cumbria, Cyprus, and Burnley. Engineering Innovation Centre is a major teaching and exhibition space that houses four flight simulators and numerous specialist labs. Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre has indoor facilities for individual training and instructor-led classes. The building also has a gym, which is accessible by the students who have sports membership. Faith and Spirituality Centre named Oasis, which opened in 2018, has multiple faith rooms and events and counseling spaces. The campus also features a range of social spaces like table tennis tables, pool tables, and a bean bag area.

University at a glance

Total International Students:


Male/Female Ratio:

1 : 1.35

UG/PG Course Ratio:

1 : 0.5

No. of Campuses:


Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:

INR 3.2 Lakh

International Students Website:

World University Ranking – QS 2021

#801 – 1000

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