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ONCAMPUS UK North offers foundation and progression degree programmes that prepare international students for study at top UK universities. It works in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and programmes are based at ONCAMPUS UK North's centre on UCLan's campus.

Successful completion of a programme guarantees students entry to a degree programme at the university, which is one of the top modern universities in the North West of England. The institution was ranked in the top 3.3 per cent of all universities worldwide in the Center for World University Rankings 2017. It also affords students the opportunity to apply, though UCAS, to any other top northern university in the UK should they choose not to progress to UCLan.

International students receive plenty of friendly support from ONCAMPUS UK North as soon as they arrive. They are assigned a Personal Tutor who is on-hand to assist them with whatever they need during their time studying in the UK. They can access help in areas such as health, wellbeing, disability and careers, and are well-supported with their planning and application to university.

All students can enjoy the services available at UCLan, including the Students' Union (SU). The SU has a dedicated employment agency, supermarket and print studio, where students can buy specialist materials for their courses. It also runs a variety of clubs and societies which all are welcome to join, covering interests such as tennis, musical theatre, Japanese and fashion.

The university is located in Preston, which boasts plenty of attractions, including a thriving arts and culture scene. There are many museums and art galleries, as well as mainstream and art house cinemas, shopping centres, independent coffee shops and a thriving nightlife. Preston is less than an hour from Manchester and Liverpool, and two hours from London.

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Whats new

Whats new

Second-highest climber in prestigious university ranking

The University of Central Lancashire has climbed 30 places in the Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. It has made the second-highest climb in the UK, now placing 75th out of the 131 universities ranked.

UCLan ranks 30th in the UK for Student-to-Staff Ratio, which is a climb of 48 places from the previous year. After a rise of 44 places it is now 42nd for Teaching Quality, and after an increase of 34 places it is now 59th for Student Experience.

Furthermore, it has improved its ranking positions for Research Quality, Completion Ratio, UCAS Entry Points and Services/Facilities Spend. It was also recognised for the impact it has in providing routes for students from all backgrounds into higher education and placed 15th for its number of mature students and joint-16th for widening participation.

Subject-wise, its top-performing areas are hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism, food science, and nursing.

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Why study here?

Why study here?

Students have many reasons to be attracted to ONCAMPUS UK North, the main ones being:

  • A base on the campus of the University of Central Lancashire, one of the top modern universities in the UK.
  • Guaranteed progression to numerous degree courses at UCLan after successful completion of an ONCAMPUS UK North programme.
  • Opportunity to apply to other top northern universities through the UCAS system

Further reasons to progress to UCLan include:

  • UCLan has a student body of more than 30,000 students, with 2,000 coming from over 100 countries.
  • An affordable and fun location
  • A ‘world-leading' and ‘internationally-excellent' rated university in 16 subject areas in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
  • A university that offers a huge portfolio of exciting degrees to choose from

UCLan is internationally recognised for excellence in:

  • Business, economics, finance and management
  • Computing, engineering and sciences
  • Law, humanities and social sciences
  • Medical and life sciences

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The Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) provides international students guaranteed progression to the first year of undergraduate study at the University of Central Lancashire. It also offers the chance to apply to other top UK universities via UCAS.

Students study within the ONCAMPUS UK North Centre which is located at the heart of UCLan's campus. The programme helps students to improve their English language abilities as well as their academic skills.

The programme lasts one academic year (nine months). It's spread over three terms, where each consists of up to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. Students undertake 25 hours of classroom-based study each week. The programme is set at level three, which is the same as UK A-Level standard.

Upon successful completion of the UFP, students have a large variety of exciting undergraduate degree courses to choose from at the university.

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Medicine UFP

Medicine UFP

The Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme (Medicine) provides international students with the chance to apply for the first year of degree-study of Medicine (and other related degrees) at UCLan, the Royal College of Surgeons (RSCI) in Ireland and St George's University, Grenada (SGU).

Students who successfully complete the programme, are successful at an MBBS interview and have completed a relevant volunteer or work placement, may be able to directly progress to medicine at UCLan, RCSI and SGU. They can also apply for other Medicine-related degrees such as Veterinary Medicine, MPAS (Hons) Physician Associate Studies, MPharm and Physiotherapy where offered at ONCAMPUS UK North's partner institutions.

The Medicine UFP lasts one academic year (nine months). It's spread over three terms, where each consist of up to 12 teaching weeks, one reading week and one assessment week. Students are expected to take 22 hours of classroom- or lab-based study each week. There's plenty of support for students during the programme where they'll receive help with finding volunteering placements.

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The Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) gives international students the opportunity for guaranteed progression to a number of master's programmes at UCLan. It also offers students the chance to apply to other UK universities via UCAS.

Students study within the ONCAMPUS UK North Centre which is located at the heart of UCLan's campus. The programme lasts either two or three terms, where each term consists of up to eight teaching weeks with one reading week and one assessment week. Students are expected to take 25 hours of classroom-based study each week.

The programme helps students improve their English language abilities as well as developing the academic and research skills they'll need for master's-level study. Some students will also be able to study academic modules that relate to their chosen progression route.

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How to apply to ONCAMPUS UK North:

  • Students must fill in and submit the online application form or download the editable application form, ensuring that they meet the entry requirements.
  • Students must remember to include all relevant documentation, including academic transcripts (with translations if they are not originally in English), evidence of English language proficiency and a copy of their passport. Depending on the course, other documentation may be needed.
  • To accept a place on a course, students will need to meet all the remaining conditions, including payment of the deposit/registration fee or proof of government sponsorship.
  • Once students have paid their deposit and met all the necessary offer conditions, ONCAMPUS UK North will confirm their place and send them a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance to Study) or a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).
  • If necessary, students will need to apply for a visa for studying study in the UK. Those who do not have a valid visa will not be able to begin the course.
  • Students will then need to pay at least the first term's tuition fees before they begin their programme of study.
  • They must arrive on the weekend before the commencement date.

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Preston Lancashire Kirkham Building, Bhailok Street, University of Central Lancashire
Preston Lancashire Fylde Road
Birmingham Birmingham Aston st.
ONCAMPUS UK North works in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to offer high-quality university preparation programmes for international students. University of Central Lancashire is a modern University with a strong tradition and a truly international focus. UCLan Student Union run many different sports clubs and societies, which are available to ONCAMPUS students as well.

ONCAMPUS UK North has built an outstanding reputation for quality of teaching, quality of service and positive student experience. It is based on the university campus and encourages its students to develop the skills required for progression onto degree programmes at the best UK universities.

ONCAMPUS UK North offers guaranteed progression to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UCLan, on successful completion of our Foundation or Master?s programmes. Students on the Medicine Undergraduate Foundation Programme have the opportunity to apply for Medicine at UCLan, and a variety of degrees, as listed, at RCSI and St George?s University, Grenada. Students may also apply to other UK universities through the UCAS system. Its expert Higher Education Advisors assists international students through information, guidance and support from the start of the programme. It also provides academic support services and pre-arrival assistance that includes guidance on personal, practical and academic issues.

ONCAMPUS UK North is part of Cambridge Education Group, one of the UK?s leading university pathway providers since 1952. Cambridge Education Group was the first private institution to offer university foundation programmes in the UK in 1985, and successfully prepares hundreds of students for the UK?s top universities every year.
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