Undergraduate Applications

To apply for 2020 entry, visit UCAS and click on Apply, then register for 2020 through UCAS Undergraduate: Apply and Track. The University of Central Lancashire’s institution code is CLANC C30.  The UCAS website provides helpful hints and videos along the way to help you with your application. And if you need help writing your personal statement, check out our top tips, or give us a call and we’ll give you all the help and advice you need.


March-September prior to UCAS opening
Choose your course after visiting UCAS fairs and University Open Days.  You can also find out more by visiting our study here pages.

You can start to put your UCAS application form together, take your time and ask for help from your school or college to make sure your personal statement makes your application stand out.

1 September
UCAS starts to take the application forms for university entry the following September - for full-time undergraduate courses. You can login through your school, or if you are applying independently, visit ucas.com and apply online, making sure you use the correct UCAS code for your course. UCLan’s institution code is CLANC C30.

15 October
This is the UCAS deadline for our Medicine* and Dentistry programmes. *UK places.

UCLan holds one Open Day per month, if you need to visit us and get any last minute information.

November - April
UCLan starts sending out offers - some courses may also require that you attend an interview and you may be invited to attend an Applicant Day to find out more information. You’ll also be kept up-to-date with your application, and where it’s up to.

15 January
Closing date for UCAS applications although applications received after the closing date may still be considered by UCLan for most courses.

Consider applying for your student finance early – more information available via Student Finance England.

25 February- 30 June
If you have not already applied though UCAS you can still make an application – any applications received after 30th June will go into clearing.

March and April
Once you accept an offer from us as a Firm choice (unconditional firm or conditional firm) you can apply for student accommodation. Any accommodation offers are separate to your study offers, and additional fees apply.

If you received decisions from all your universities by the 31 March you must reply to them by 4 May or they will be declined.  If all the decisions are by 5 May you must reply to them by 8 June or they will be declined.

Exam results are released - if you have a conditional offer from us, we will be waiting to find out your grades before your place is confirmed. Call us if your results are not quite what you expected, and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.


UCLan entry requirements will vary depending on the individual course. This information will be detailed in the University prospectus, on our course pages and on UCAS.

Some courses will require you to achieve specific grades and in some cases may ask you to have grades in certain subjects. Many courses require the equivalent of three A2 level qualifications and all applications should demonstrate satisfactory performance at GCSE level. We normally ask for at least five passes at grade C or above, Grade 4 if your GCSE is attained after 2017. Most of our courses require a pass in GCSE Maths and English.

If you are unsure whether your qualification is equivalent to A Level study or whether it will be accepted by UCLan, view the complete and up to date qualification list provided by UCAS.

For International students from outside the EU please visit our International Information.


If you are applying for a part-time undergraduate course, then you can apply via our Online Application System.

Frequently Asked Questions - Download our PDF

The University of Central Lancashire is a diverse environment, which brings people into contact with each other in a wide variety of ways. The University community includes students who are children (those under the age of 18) and vulnerable adults. We have a duty to safeguard these groups of individuals, as well as a duty to provide a safe environment in which our staff can work and all of our students can study and where relevant, live. We therefore ask all applicants who have accepted a place with us if they have relevant unspent criminal convictions obtained in the UK or other jurisdiction. This is so that we can consider the implications of any convictions, assess any risks to you or others within the University environment and determine whether we can reasonably manage any risks to enable you to take up your place here. Having a relevant unspent conviction therefore is not an automatic barrier to taking up your place on your chosen programme. Therefore, if you accept an offer the University will ask you to disclose details about relevant unspent convictions and supporting information.



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With the recent changes in exams and entry requirements, you may be wondering what your results mean when it comes to UCAS tariff points.  Our handy calculator means that you can add in your qualifications and results or predicted grades, and to give you an idea what your UCAS tariff score is.

Here at UCLan all our courses state the required entry requirements in the new UCAS Tariff. If you need any help or advice, please give us a call on 01772 892400.

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Help and Resources

Need help writing your personal statement or preparing for an interview?  Find out more.

Need help writing your personal statement or preparing for an interview?  Find out more.

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Prior Learning

Your previous qualifications and work experience may count towards your application.

Your previous qualifications and work experience may count towards your application.

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Returning To Study

We welcome applications from all ages and walks of life, you can apply to us direct.

We welcome applications from all ages and walks of life, you can apply to us direct.