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UCLan Burnley was established in 2010 to serve the higher education needs of Pennine Lancashire. The University has a long-standing commitment to develop higher education in East Lancashire and to the economic, social and cultural development of the region. The Burnley Campus provides the infrastructure to help the sub-region benefit from our courses, research and knowledge transfer to narrow the skills gap and support graduate retention.

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Culture and Country

About Burnley

As a student at UCLan Burnley you’ll get to enjoy the best of both worlds – a fantastic learning experience together with incredible opportunities to socialise, unwind and embark on the odd adventure in between your studies.

An Iconic Campus

Study Here

When you come to study with us at UCLan Burnley you’ll benefit from getting to work on a stunning modern campus with bright, spacious buildings set in the breath-taking surrounds of Pennine Lancashire.

Unlocking Potential


UCLan Burnley offers a wide range of courses. From foundation entry courses, to degree programmes and degree apprenticeships, we aim to provide the best learning experience for you. Find out more with a prospectus.

Foundation Entry

Not got the grades? If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study.

There’s lots of financial support to get you started – including a new travel bursary and a progression bursary, and you can also apply for a student loan, irrespective of age. We’ll help you gain study skills, and provide support for your wellbeing throughout your course. 

Degree Programmes

As an undergraduate student at the University of Central Lancashire in Burnley, you’ll benefit from the perfect mix of academic study and the opportunities that will set you up for a lifetime of success. Our postgraduate programmes offer a high quality experience based on a culture of innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality – find your postgraduate inspiration with our variety of courses.

If you need any further help and advice contact our course enquiries team on +44 (0)1772 892400 or email:

Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Central Lancashire is a leading university for professional, degree apprenticeships – providing a new work-based route to degree level education. They allow people to enhance their employability skills and progress their career prospects, by combining academic study with practical work experience.

Medical Foundation Programme

This three-year course offers a foundation stage for the Medical Sciences degree, with the possibility of applying to progress to our Medicine (MBBS) programme*, integrated Masters in Physician Associate Studies or MPharm (Hons) programmes after the first year.