Progress to
University of Central Lancashire

with an International Foundation Year

Your journey starts with an NCUK Foundation Year


As one of the UK’s largest universities, UCLan's main campus is a ten-minute walk from Preston city centre, and also features campuses that are located in Lancashire and Cumbria.

The university holds a student and staff community which is approaching 38,000 (including 2,000 international students).

Amongst its extensive portfolio of programmes, the university has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science to an evolving portfolio of Dentistry programmes to meet emerging sector needs.

Our Foundation Year courses provide students with a guaranteed place at one of our twenty-one universities, including the University of Central Lancashire.

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Pathway Courses

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Engineering Foundation Year

Perfect for students who would like to study any of a range of engineering programmes after the Foundation Year.

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Business Foundation Year

The right choice for students interested in taking a business-related course after the Foundation Year.

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Humanities Foundation Year

Students who would like to progress to a degree such as Law, Journalism, Literature or Politics after the Foundation Year.

Study at UCLAN

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Industry connections

You’ll benefit from our close industry links with over 1,000 leading employers offering invaluable work experience opportunities.

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Student support

Dedicated teams to help with every aspect of student life, from study skills and exam preparation to career planning.

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Ongoing investment

The Preston campus is undergoing a radical transformation with a £200 million Campus Masterplan; fantastic facilities with new buildings, social spaces and outdoor areas.

Want to study at University of Central Lancashire?

Find out more about your University Pathway options.

Your future at UCLan

Your journey towards studying at UCLan starts with an International Foundation Year. Gain the skills you need to progress and be guaranteed a place at prestigious universities across the UK. Watch the video to find out what it's like to study at the University of Central Lancashire.

Still not convinced? Here's why to study in the UK.

UCLan popular courses

The University of Central Lancashire offers high-quality courses across a wide range of subjects. Past students have chosen:

  • Animation
  • International Business
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Politics
  • Sports Journalism

For a full list of progression courses following our Foundation year programme, please visit the NCUK website.