University of central lancashire
 
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Year of Establishment - Founded in 1828, Gained University Status in 1828

  1. USPs of University
    • Diverse  and exhaustive range of unique courses available.
    • Courses with a professional placement available.
    • Exciting range of Continuing professional development courses (CPD) available.
    • Extensive research-oriented, up-to-date, and innovative training programmes
    • Vast international strategic partnership network with 125 institutions.
  2. Jobs and Placements
    • Employment rate over 93% for graduates in first 6 months against an industry average of 73%
    • Over 100 recruiters participate in the university’s career fair
    • The employer’s directory includes BBC, BAE systems, Camp America, and the like.
  3. Infrastructural Facilities
    • The university has its campuses located at Preston, Burnley, Westlakes, and Cyprus. The main campus at Preston, situated in the middle of the city, is a compact building based on modern architectural designs and houses various facilities like studios, theatres, specialist laboratories, and social spaces. The campus is well connected with the other parts of the city through transport links.
  4. Residence
    • The residence team at UCLan guarantees accommodation for all new full-time students.
    • Halls owned or leased by the university provide 24-hour access to security and dispute resolution services to students, in addition to several recreational facilities and social events. Some of the accommodation options are:
    1. En-suite Accommodation
      • Roeburn Hall - 60 Flats With Maximum 7 Students Per Flat - £111.30 Per Week
      • IQ KOPA - 118 Flats With Total With Maximum 6 Students Per Flat - £103.81 Per Week
      • Moor Lane Halls - 156 Rooms in Total With Maximum 6 Students Per Flat - Starting From £101.29 Per Week
    2. Premium Standard Accommodation
      • Whitendale Hall - 50 Flats With Maximum of 4 Students Per Flat - £92.26 Per Week
      • Ribble Hall - 20 Premium Flats With Maximum of 5 Students Per Flat - £92.26 Per Week
    3. Economy Standard Accommodation
      • Derwent Hall - 16 Flats in Total With 5-6 Persons Per Flat - £79.45 Per Person Per Week
      • Douglas Hall - 7 Flats With 6 Students Per Flat - £79.45 Per Person Per Week
      • Ribble Hall - 16 Standard Flats with 5-6 Persons Per Flat - £79.45 Per Person Per Week
      • Whitendale Hall - Economy Flats Available - £79.45 Per Week 
    4. 1 & 2-Bedroom Self-Contained Flats 
      • Pendle Hall - 50 Flats With 1/2/3 Persons Per Flat - £100.52 - £128.38 Per Week
  5. Notable Alumni
    1. Mandip Gill
    2. Victoria Derbyshire
    3. Simon Kelner
    4. Brent Sadler
  6. Location
    • Address - Fylde Road, Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom
    • Bus Services - UCLan Super Bus service is available for the Accrington - Blackburn - Preston two- way route and Blackpool-Preston two-way route. The number 31 bus service runs every 15 minutes. Weekly, monthly or family pass facility is also available for buses.
    • Train Services - The university is proximate to the Preston Railway station that is directly connected to London, Glasgow, and Manchester airport. The online ticket-vending facility is readily available on the official National Rail website and Trainline portal.
    • Nearest Airport 
      • Manchester International Airport ( 50 minutes away by rail)
      • Liverpool Airport (50 minutes by car)
    • Nearest Hospital -  Larnaca General Hospital, Makarios III, United Nations
    • Recreational Sites
      • Preston Bend, a campground near Lake Texoma with 22 campsites and outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing.
      • Wide range of restaurants and eateries in Preston
      • Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre at UCLan
      • Brockhole Nature Reserve
      • Over 100 sports clubs with a free membership

Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

1. School of Art, Design, and Fashion

UCLan School of Art, Design, and Fashion offers several opportunities to its students with highly qualified faculty having high levels of expertise and a diverse range of courses, professional industry collaborations along with research-based and innovation-oriented training. The curriculum focuses on imparting practical skills to its students and creating professionals suitable for the contemporary industry requirements.UCLan Fashion School has been ranked among the top 80 fashion schools in the world.

Research institutes, Facilities, and Clubs

  • UCLan Art and Design Saturday Club
  • Architecture Resource Library 
  • Ceramics Workshop 
  • Textile Workshop
  • Digital Print Studio

Faculty Size and Accomplishments 

  • There are over 50 staff members at UCLan School of Art and Design, with deep-rooted vocational expertise and industry experience, whose professional expertise is the greatest resource for the school. The staff at the school consists of practicing designers and internationally-acclaimed artists who provide significant links with industry networks for students and enhance their prospects for employment and live briefs. The school also shares significant industry links with leading producers such as Dyson. 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Fine Art

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Graphic Design MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Photography MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Interior Design MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Ceramics MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Arts Health MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Fine Art MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Fashion Design MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Product Design MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Design (With optional placement) MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Surface Patterns and textiles MA

  Full-Time, 13 Months  

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Children’s Book Illustration MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Architecture M.Arch (Part II)

Full-Time, 2 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

  Building Conservation and Adaptation MSc  

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs  


2. School of Journalism, Media, and Performance

With its vast variety of courses in the rapidly booming field, the school of journalism and media provides tremendous scope for acquiring skills in the desired field, with its constantly updated and highly qualified faculty. It has emerged as a suitable training ground for the future music composers, artists, and directors. The school provides a great learning experience to its students with its vast, well-equipped workshops and specialized theatre, art, music facilities. Final year students can enhance their employability by opting for cJAM events, where they can get one-to-one interaction with industry professionals.

Facilities/Centers/Research Groups

  • Media Factory
  • St.Peter’s Art Centre
  • UCLan Music Research Group

Faculty Size and Accomplishments 

  • The school provides constant access to an industry-linked, state-of-the-art level faculty to its students through its workshops and media factory. There are about 50 faculty members, with 13, 23, and 24 in the department of journalism, media, and performance respectively.

Accomplishments 

  • The Times Higher Education Award, 2016 for innovation in arts was granted to the school.
  • Music students from this school were a part of the 2005 award-winning chamber choir.
  • Over 100 students have been a part of soaps with the crew of Coronation Street.

Areas of Expertise

  • Journalism
  • Media
  • Performance

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Games Design MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Film Production MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Publishing MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £13,450 (International) or Approx INR 12.5 lakhs  

Television Production MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Music MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

  Music Industry Management and Promotion MA  

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Animation MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Scriptwriting MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs


3. School of Humanities, Language, and Global Studies

The School of Humanities and Global Studies at Lancashire offers a diverse range of unique and intriguing courses that serve to encourage the inclination of its students towards research and analysis. It seeks to nurture the interest of its students in the field of history, sociology, culture, and semantics through considerable practical exposure to the ethnic aspects and diverse cultures of nations. Several career development opportunities in the form of employment in international companies, foreign tutorship are available.

Centers and Institutes For Research

  • International Institute of Korean Studies
  • Institute of Black Atlantic Cultures
  • Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • The school boasts of its enormous faculty with massive feats of achievement and global research links and collaborations, which comprises over 95 members. The faculty includes three National Higher education Academy National Teaching fellows.  The faculty also enjoys active membership at the Chartered institute of linguists and regional practitioners.

Industry Collaborations 

  • International collaborations with several countries for student exchange programs and global travel for students.
  • Heritage network holding connections with museums and heritage sites across the globe.

Areas of Expertise

  • Languages and Cultures
  • Korean Studies
  • Black Atlantic Cultures

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

MA Asia Pacific Studies

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

MA Intercultural Business Communication

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

MA Intercultural Business Communication with Professional Placement

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

History Mres

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

MA Interpreting and Translation

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs  

MA North Korean Studies

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

  MA Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages With Applied Linguistics  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

Religion, Culture, and Society MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs


4. School of Law and Social Science

The law school at Lancashire offers a vast portfolio of courses on criminology, business law, and legal practice, as it continues to infuse a spirit of professionalism and ethical conduct in its students, with a faculty comprising highly qualified legal professionals. It seeks to offer industry-specific skills related to criminal cases, legal trials that are demanded by employers in the industry. The law school has amassed a good reputation internationally and is ranked among the top 15-20% law schools in the UK.
Students can also participate in cJAM events to acquire industry experience.

Research Units

  • Pro-Bono Clinic
  • UCLan Cybercrime Research Unit
  • Applied Policy Science Unit

Faculty Size and Accomplishments 

  • The law school currently holds around 42 faculty members, with an experienced, research-oriented, and pragmatic training approach which creates industry-ready solicitors and barristers. The national research activities implemented by the staff at the school have made an impact on crucial litigation judgments at the Preston court, and the staff members have also assisted in policy formulation at an international level.
  • The faculty was awarded as the ‘legal education provider of the year’ by Solicitor Journal Awards 2017.

Industry Collaborations

  • Collaboration with Preston courts for court visits by students for a real-time experience.
  • Pro-Bono law clinic in collaboration with Citizens advice bureau.

Areas of Expertise

  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Social Science

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

LLM Financial and Commercial Law

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

LLM International Business Law

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

LLM Law

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs  

LLM Law and International Security

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

  Criminology MA with Optional Placement  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

LLM Legal Practice

Full-Time, 1 Year

£13,200 or Approx INR 12.3 lakhs

1. Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise 

The Lancashire Business school is one of the leading business schools which enjoys a worldwide reputation of excellence in the field of finance, accounting, economics, and business administration. It seeks to nurture creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial talent in its students, along with its practical industry exposure that serves to enhance the skill sets and managerial capabilities of its students. It also offers specialization courses in the field of hospitality, tourism, and event management. 

Faculty Size and Accomplishments 

  • The school is composed of 102 faculty members who are active research enthusiasts and have delivered numerous publications in this field. The faculty also runs a ‘Launchpad program’ at the school which focuses on enhancing the employability of selected second-year students by imparting professional skills to these launchpadders.

Research Accomplishments

  • Publication of several research papers on leading contemporary issues such as sustainable development goals, 2030.
  • Boosts of 40 active researchers and practitioners who are a part of the Institute of Citizenship, Society, and Change.
  • Innovative research into transport and sustainability, socio-cultural tourism, and dark tourism.

Areas of Expertise

  • Finance, Accounting, and Banking
  • Economics, Business, and Society
  • Organizations, Work and Employment
  • Tourism, Hospitality, and Events

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

International Hospitality and Event Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

International Business and Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Digital Marketing Communications MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Master of Business Administration (Part-Time) MBA

Full-Time, 3 Year

£1580 Per 20 Credits INR 1.5 lakhs

Accounting (ACCA) Fast track MSc

Part-Time, 1 Year

£ 4800 or Approx INR 4.5 lakhs

Human Resource Management (Intermediate) DIP

Full-Time, 1 Year

£430 Per 20 Credits INR 41k

Public Management PGCERT

Part-Time, 1 Year

£765 Per 20 Credits INR 73k

Accounting (ACCA) MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £8000 For 18 Month Course INR 7.6 lakhs  

International Festivals and Tourism Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

  Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Tourism Management MA  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Accounting and Financial Management MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,700 or Approx INR 6.3 lakhs

Master of Business Administration with Professional Placement

Full-Time, 2 Year

£13700 or Approx INR 13.11 lakhs

Human Resource Management MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£2550or Approx INR 2.44 lakhs

Human Resource Management MSc

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

£2550 or Approx INR 2.44 lakhs

Human Resource Management (Advanced) DIP

  Full-Time, 2 Year 

£850 Per 20 Credit INR 81k

International Festivals and Events Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

1. School of Medicine

The school of medicine offers several postgraduate courses and associate training courses for medical professionals. The well-structured and frequently updated courses provide a suitable training ground for further association with the Royal Academy of practitioners through its specialized skill-disbursement in diverse fields that encompass medicine. The school also provides unique courses such as the optometry course which combines the facets of ophthalmology and optometry. The school holds a 100% employment rate for its Physician associates. The medical school has also launched a ‘patient volunteer program’ and ‘pathways to medicine’ program to provide assistance to patients and students from under-represented universities respectively.

Research Centers and Units

  • West Cumberland Medical Education Centre
  • National Centre For Remote and Rural Medicine
  • Academic Surgical Unit

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

The school possesses a high- qualified pool of active research-oriented medical practitioners who adopt a multi-disciplinary approach in their research endeavours. The current faculty strength of the medical school is 69.

Industry Collaborations 

  • North West England Faculty at the Royal College of general practitioners
  • Collaboration with North-Western Deanery 
  • Collaboration with Leadership in Applied Research and North-West coast
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Research Accomplishments

  • Pioneered Into Novel Nanomedicine Field with Biospectroscopy
  • Members of School Nominated For North-West  Coast Research and Innovation Awards

Areas of Expertise

  • Optometry
  • Neurosciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Public Health Education

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Medical Leadership MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£7,920 or Approx INR 7.2 lakhs

Medical Education MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£9,000 or Approx INR 8.4 lakhs

Physician Associate Practice MSc

Full-time: Two years

£9,250 or Approx INR 8.6 lakhs

  Clinical Practice, Management, and Education MSc  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£7,920 or Approx INR 7.2 lakhs

Digital Health MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£7,920 or Approx INR 7.2 lakhs

Rural Medicine MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,000 or Approx INR 13.08 lakhs

Performance Medicine MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,000 or Approx INR 13.08 lakhs

Medical Sciences MRES

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £14,500 or Approx INR 13.55 lakhs  

Disaster Medicine MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year
Part-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Sports Medicine MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,000 or Approx INR 13.08 lakhs

Clinical Sciences DPROF

Full-Time, 3 Year

£2,570 or Approx INR 2.4 lakhs

Optometry MSc

Full-Time, 3 Year

NA

Musculoskeletal Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£7,920 or Approx INR 7.4 lakhs


2. School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences 

The research facilities and ultramodern laboratory equipment are built on modern lines and are suitable to meet the requirements of biomedical scientists and pharmacists. The pharmacy is also a part of the faculty of clinical and biomedical sciences and incorporates Global Research Culture in its operations. With an investment of over £10 million since 2007, the students gain access to modern facilities and they gain from the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills through direct patient engagement and public management. The School has four groups: Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biomedical Sciences, and Pharmacy Practice, which are led by four newly appointed professors.

Research Units 

  • JB Firth Building

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • The faculty consists of 15 members.
  • Professor Rob Forbes, the head of the Pharmaceutics, is an expert in stabilization and formation of proteins. Professor Francis Martin, the head of the Biosciences department, holds an elaborate research record in the field of cancer and neuro-generative disease.

Industry/University Collaborations 

  • Collaborations with universities at India, China, and Brazil

Research Accomplishments

  • Prescription drugs made by 3D printing
  • Production of specifically tailored drugs for different individuals

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Cancer Biology MRES

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Drug Discovery and Development MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Cancer Biology and Therapy MSc

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs  

Pharmaceutical Sciences MRES

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Neuroscience MRES

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

  Advanced Pharmaceutical Practice MRES/PGDIP  

Full-Time, 3 Year

TBC


Faculty of Science and Technology

3. School of Engineering

The engineering school at UCLan is one of the best schools at the Preston campus, and its modern and well-equipped research facilities and laboratory Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) has been awarded many accolades for its high-quality, intense engineering and manufacturing units. The school offers courses that cover several fields such as Aerospace engineering, Mechanical and Chemical engineering. The curriculum and course structure is frequently upgraded with the latest tech-fields such as Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, and Drone technology. It also offers professional placement facilities to its students.

Research Centers and Labs 

  • Engineering Innovation Centre
  • High-Performance Computing Lab
  • Fire, Oil and Gas Lab
  • Composites Lab
  • Additive Manufacturing Lab

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • The faculty strength at the engineering school is around 80.

Research Accomplishments

  • The block contains two exclusive research centers with the latest ICT technology and digital technology platforms for nuclear, automotive, aerospace and food sectors:
    • Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology Research Centre
    • Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing Research
  • UCLan energy group interlinks natural, engineering, and social sciences, and it encourages process re-engineering and restructuring through innovation adoption in various projects:
    • History of Nuclear Energy and Society project (HoNESt)
    • Horizon 2020 – the largest of the EU Innovation programs
  • 83% of the school publications included in Research excellence framework, 2014

Areas of Expertise 

  • Aerospace
  • Civil
  • Fire
  • Construction and Surveying
  • Electronics and Robots
  • Mechanical
  • Motor Sports

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Fire Scene Investigation MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Project Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Intelligence Management Engineering MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Construction Project Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Maintenance Engineering MSc (With Optional Placement)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Applied Data Science MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Additive Manufacturing MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Fire and Rescue Service Management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Oil and Gas Engineering MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Fire Safety Engineering MSc

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

  Mechatronics and Intelligence machines MSc (With Optional Placement)  

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs  

Renewable Energy Engineering MSc (With Optional Placement)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Mechanical Engineering MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs


4. School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

The school of forensic sciences has courses in diverse investigative fields such as forensic chemistry, counter-terrorism, geography, and forensic chemistry. The school has a unit for archaeological discoveries and excavations has extensive research facilities with the latest equipment. Key facilities include animal and human skeletal analysis facility, forensic anthropology, fire examination, vehicle examination, fingerprint analysis, and the like. 

Names of Labs

  • Hydra Minerva Suite
  • TRACES Field Research Facility
  • Crime Scene Houses

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • The school comprises 57 highly qualified and innovative, research-oriented faculty. The students gain access to real-time experience with training from operationally active faculty members. The university also conducts seminars addressed by several professionals and criminal justice practitioners.

Industry Collaborations

  • Collaboration with Leadership in Applied Research and North-West coast
  • Partnership with Lancashire constabulary to create a Lancashire Forensic Science Academy
  • CSI shadowing

Areas of Expertise
Forensic investigation; Policing; Crime scene investigation; Biological sciences; Forensic chemistry; Counter-terrorism, Forensic genetics; Environmental Management; Geography; Forensic anthropology; Document analysis; Conservation genetics; Archaeology.

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Criminal Investigation MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Forensic Science MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Cybercrime Investigation MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Counterterrorism MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Professional Practice MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Criminal Justice MSc

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs  

  Emergency Management in High Hazard Industries MSc  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Financial Investigation MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

DNA Profiling MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs


5. School of Physical Sciences and Computing

With its world-class facilities, the school provides a wide range of courses in the field of computing, astrophysics, mathematics, and cybersecurity to its students. The school also maintains an international student exchange network and it also places students in the USA, Australia, and Japan. Some of its courses such as the Chemistry, Physics course enjoy professional accreditation from the Royal School of Chemistry, IOP. The school is reputed for its global placement record.

Labs 

  • Analytical Laboratories
  • Chemistry Laboratories

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • The school currently consists of around 56 faculty members.
  • The school provides world-class teaching with its fast-paced and collaborative research endeavors. The school holds numerous collaborations in Astrophysics with NASA, and its faculty consists of several active scientists and researchers.

Research Accomplishments

  • Made the first UK study to study the impact of PAHs on firefighters
  • Researchers had proposed a concept of wayward field lines that had challenged the existing solar radiation models.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Computing
  • Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

IT security MSc

Full-Time, 12 to 18 Months

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Synthetic Organic Chemistry MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Child computer interaction MRES

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

User experience design MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Computing MSc

  Full-Time, 12 To 20 Months  

  £14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs  

  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology MSc (With Placement Year)  

Full-Time, 2 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Agile Leadership MSc

Full-Time, 3 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

User Experience Design MRES

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs


6. School of Psychology

The school of psychology seeks to establish a link between practical application and theoretical framework by developing partnerships with several enterprises. It offers specialization in diverse fields such as forensic, sports, and neuroscience. The school increasingly focuses on incremental skill development through the practical interface and fulfills this motive with extensive workshops and consultancy projects. The curriculum is in line with the content of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and enables students to acquire the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership Basis (GBC). There are 40 state-of-the-art laboratories at the school.

Labs 

  • Clinical Health and Psychobiology Suite
  • Core Lab
  • Child Conservation Suite
  • Social Interaction and Performance Science Lab

Faculty Size and Accomplishments
There are approximately 60 members in the faculty.
There are 3 research groups at the school -

  • Cognitive and Neuroscience Research Group
  • Forensic Psychology Research Group
  • Quality of Life Research Group

The faculty focuses on imparting industry-specific skill sets in newly-emerging fields such as cognitive and behavioral sciences, child and adolescent psychology, and ecotherapy. A psychology professor from UCLan was recently recognized for his major contributions to aggression research with an award.

Research Accomplishments 

  • Several internationally acclaimed publications from research staff in International academic journals

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
  • Forensic Psychology

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Applied Clinical Psychology MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

Psychology conversion MSc

  Full-Time, 1 Year

  £14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs  

Forensic Psychology MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

  Psychology of Child Development MSc  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£14,200 or Approx INR 13.27 lakhs

1. School of Community Health and Midwifery

The school of community health and midwifery provides tremendous opportunities for practical training and hands-on experience for preparing professionals for the future. It offers a wide range of options such as psychoanalytic studies, humanistic and behavioral studies. The school has been nominated for several awards such as the Academic society of the year, Student Union Awards, Nursing Times Awards, and the like.

Research Units and Facilities

  • Health and Sustainable Settings Unit
  • Maternal and Infant Nutrition Unit
  • Health and Wellbeing Research Methodology and Implementation Hub
  • CPD Workshops

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • There are approximately 70 staff members at the school. Its midwifery staff was recently nominated for National midwifery awards.

Industry Collaborations 

  • Collaboration for international travel to Zambia, Amsterdam
  • Community Engagement and Service User Support (Comensus) for career involvement

Research Accomplishments 

  • Development of Research Excellence framework for conducting research and generating research income

Areas of Expertise

  • Childbirth and Maternal Health
  • Midwifery

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Sexual Health Studies MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Applied Public Health MSc

  Full-Time, 15 Months  

  £6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs  

  Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate  

One Semester

£880 Per 20 Credits INR 82,300

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

Full-Time, 1 Year

£765 or Approx INR 71,500


2. School of Sport and Health Sciences 

The sports school offers great placement opportunities to its students in about 80 sports teams. The supportive environment provides an opportunity to athletes to harness their potential and achieve professional training in paramedical and allied health sciences. The school shares significant links with major groups such as colleges, local community centers and charitable organizations to acquire paramedical training. Many of its courses have been endorsed by professional organizations such as BASES, CIMSPA. 

Labs and Clinics 

  • Movement Analysis Laboratory
  • UCLan Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Clinical Skills Laboratories
  • Placement Learning Support Unit

Faculty Size and Accomplishments 

  • The faculty consists of international athletes such as participants of the 2012 Olympics, Preston North End RFC, Everton FC, Wigan Warriors, Blackpool FC, and the like.

Industry Collaborations

  • Sports clubs such as Wigan Warriors RLFC, Preston North End FC and Preston City Council.
  • Health and Care professions council (HCPC)
  • Paramedics in collaboration with North West Ambulance service

Research Accomplishments

  • Comensus (Community Engagement and Service User Support) enhanced industry engagement.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Paramedical Sciences
  • Sports Business
  • Nutrition and Well-being

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Sports Business Marketing MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Sports and Exercise Science MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

TBC

Physical Education and School Sport MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Nutrition and Exercise Sciences MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Strength and Conditioning MSc

Part-Time, 1 Year

£1125 Per 20 Credits INR 1.05 lakhs

Elite Performance MProf

Full-Time, 1 Year

£4800 or Approx INR 4.48 lakhsr

Outdoor Practice MA

Full-Time, 1-5 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Sports Business management MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

  Sports Leadership and Professional Development MRES  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Sports Coaching MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs


3. School of Nursing

The nursing school offers various kinds of courses in fields such as mental, adult, and children’s nursing, and provides an interface with the latest techniques and use of latest medical screening and testing equipment in its modernized laboratories. The curriculum is structured to cater to the pre-registration requirements of the students who intend to get themselves registered in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The school has been granted access to working with commercial enterprises by the North West Development Agency. 

Research Units

  • CPD Workshops
  • Lancashire Clinical Trial Unit

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • The school has 77 faculty members who are highly qualified and possess requisite experience in the field of public health and community well-being.

Industry Collaborations

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Primary Care and NHS Trusts
  • Collaborations with Charitable Organizations for Practical Training

Areas of Expertise

  • Midwifery 
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Public Health 
  • Mental Health
  • Data Management

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Nursing MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Personality Disorder (Research) MSc

  Full-Time, 3-5 Year  

  £765 Per 20 Credits INR 71,500  

  Child and Adolescent mental Health MSc  

Part-Time, 3 Year

£765 Per 20 Credits INR 71,500

Philosophy and Mental Health MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£765 Per 20 Credits INR 71,500

Nursing With Registered Nurse

Full-Time, 2 Year

£765 Per 20 Credits INR 71,500


4. School of Social Work, Care, and Community

With a vibrant community of active students and research-oriented pedagogy, this school enjoys a worldwide reputation for its social work initiatives and community engagement. It encourages voluntary initiatives from students in their respective fields of interest.

Research Units

  • Psychosocial Research Unit
  • Centre For Volunteering and Community Leadership

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • It currently holds 53 faculty members. The faculty runs a ‘practice learning’ program to encourage student involvement in the resolution of contemporary social issues. 

Industry Collaborations

  • Collaboration with agencies at Northwest for providing direct access to social challenges through interaction and student visits.

Research Accomplishments 

  • Social Work Service User and Carer Advisory Group (SUCAG).
  • The School undertakes 'practice-near research' for problem identification and resolution

Areas of Expertise

  • Volunteering
  • Community Engagement
  • Citizenship

Masters Courses Offered By the Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees/ Per Year

Social Policy MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

  Professional Practice With Children and Young People MA  

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs  

Professional Development and Practice MA

Part-Time, 2 Year

£880 Per 20 Credits INR 82,300

Social Pedagogy leadership MA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Social Work MA

Full-Time, 2 Year

TBC

Community Leadership MA

  Part-Time, 2 to 3 Years  

£6,900 or Approx INR 6.45 lakhs

Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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