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University of Central Lancashire Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Bhavya Rawal Bhavya Rawal
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University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has a total enrollment of 30,000 students. The university has 8% of international students coming from various countries.

UCLan offers 400 undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs. About 78% are undergraduate programs and 22% are graduate programs. The selection of these programs is merit-based.

  • The applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic records and work experiences.
  • UCLan entry requirements will vary depending on the individual course.
  • This information will be detailed in the University prospectus, on the course pages and on UCAS website.
  • Applicants have to submit a personal statement with the application.


Application portalUCAS/University online website
Application fees £18 for a single course;
£24 for multiple courses (Only for undergraduate programs applied through UCAS)
Acceptance rate22.42%
Mode of paymentOnline through credit card
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake season (for international students)September
Work experienceRequired in some graduate programs
Contact details for International
Institutional UCAS codeCLANC C30

University of Central Lancashire Admissions Deadlines

The deadlines for UG programs are given below. However, the deadlines for PG courses differ from course to course. Applicants are advised to check the deadlines on the program’s website before applying.

UCAS Application availableSeptember 1
For Medicine, dentistry and veterinary coursesOctober 15th
UCAS Application Deadline January 15

University of Central Lancashire International Admissions

Academic requirements differ for every country, so students should check requirements for their own county. Below are the entry requirements for India:

Undergraduate academic requirements:

  • The applicants who have completed their secondary education from CBSE, ICSE, ISC and recognized Indian state boards should have achieved at least 58%.
  • If the applicant has passed from any other board than above then they should have an overall minimum score of 60%.
  • If any specific subject is required for the entry then the applicant needs to achieve 58% in the particular subject.
  • 3% of the margin will be considered depending on the reputation of the institute, work experience, etc.
  • For demonstrating English proficiency they should have scored 65% in English in class 12 or an average grade of 65% in class 11 and 12 English.

Postgraduate academic requirements:

  • If the student has been interviewed by UCLan staff members then they should have a minimum of 53% in their bachelor's degree. And if the student is not interviewed then they should have a minimum of 55% in the bachelor's degree.
  • 3% of the margin will be considered depending on the reputation of the institute, work experience, etc.
  • The applicants who already have a master's degree but have a bachelor's degree with a score of below 50%, will be considered on a case by case basis by the admission tutor.
  • For providing proof for English proficiency, they should have scored 70% in class 12 in English or an average score of 70% in class 11 and 12, but class 12 score should not be below 65%.

English Proficiency Requirements

The applicants can submit IELTS score as proof of English proficiency. The minimum score required is 6.5.

Visa process for international students

After the applicants have been offered a course in the college, they can now apply for Tier 4

(General Student Visa). But along with the offer letter, they should be able to speak and write in English and should have enough money to support their studies.

Applicants will have to apply for the visa online through the British Government’s official Gov.UK website. This should be done 3 months prior to the day of travel. All the documents should be translated into English with the name of the translator and the date of the translation. And a visa fee of 348 Euros should be paid.

The required documents are:

  • Current passport
  • Evidence of funds (To show that you are eligible to pay your study and living expenses)
  • Acceptance letter from the university or college of the UK. CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) reference number
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Assessment documentation
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate. (submit if asked for)
  • Tuberculosis screening (if required)

University of Central Lancashire Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers a diverse range of programs in the field of Geography, Law, History, Mechanical Engineering, Media Production, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, Robotics and Sports. To apply for admission, the applicant has to fulfill the following requirements -

Where to Apply: UCAS or UCLAN

Application Fees: For UCAS, £18 for a single course and £24 for multiple courses.

Admission requirements

  • The applicant should pass at least 5 courses with grade C or above in GCSE. Maths and English are the necessary subjects for most of the courses.
  • Many courses ask for the equivalent of three A2 level qualifications.
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation

University of Central Lancashire Graduate Admissions

UCLan offers taught and research postgraduate programs in the field of Applied Data Science, Health, Architecture, Journalism, Clinical Research, Community Leadership, History and Tourism.

To apply for admission, the applicants have to submit the following requirements -

Where to Apply: Online portal

Admission requirements

  • The applicants require a minimum of a lower class degree from a recognized university or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Proof of English proficiency, test score of IELTS.
  • A research proposal is required if the applicant applying for research degree options.
CourseApplication StartsAcademic requirements 
Nursing, In general, practice, MScJanuary and SeptemberShould have a first degree in relevant subject i.e. Health-related, pure Science or Social Science from a recognized institution.
Currently working in a general practice environment; 2 references (one practice/work and another academic); applicants will be invited for an informal discussion.
Applied Data Science, MScSeptember2.2 or above in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math or have industrial experience, Interview (if required).
Design Engineering, MScSeptemberLower second class degree of BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering or other related subjects. Or Upper-class award of BA(Hons) in product design. An interview is mandatory. If the student does not have required academic qualifications but has work experience in a particular field, then they are welcome.
MSc in Business ManagementSeptemberUndergraduate honors degree with at least a lower second class from a recognized university or an equivalent professional qualification.
MSc in Marketing ManagementSeptemberUndergraduate honors degree with at least a lower second class from a recognized university or an equivalent professional qualification.

Applicants can track their applications at UCASTrack. International students can connect to the International Admissions Team at for queries, issues and admission related information. The decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed. Hence, students are advised to submit their applications before the approaching deadlines along with the required documents to avoid last-minute confusions.

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