Today Central Lancashire is one of the UK’s largest universities with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised. The University has an increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus delivering UCLan programmes and original research within a Central Lancashire environment and culture.


In 2010, the University became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2016, the Centre for World University Rankings estimated Central Lancashire to be in the top 3.7 percent of all worldwide universities, highlighting the progress the institution has made in providing students with real-world learning experiences and reflecting the institution’s broad pool of academic talent.


Amongst its programme portfolio of some 400 undergraduate and 200+ postgraduate courses, the University has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science to an evolving portfolio of Dentistry programmes to meet emerging sector needs. Undergraduate Medicine has now been added to that list, a course being delivered in one of the UK's most modern and inclusive Medical Schools.

Year of establishment: 1828
Ranking: University of Central Lancashire is ranked 67th in UK and 601-800th in the world.
International student population: 2,970
International student fee: £8,000-£38,000
Number of intake: January, April and September
Application Processing Timeline: 1-3 weeks


Computer Aided Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire , have a 15% discount.

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Quota is 10.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Develop the core knowledge and skills you need to thoroughly understand modern engineering processes on this long-standing course. Our engineers graduate with the ability to skilfully apply their engineering experience to the research, design and development, manufacture, operation, and maintenance of high technology products, systems and services. The course includes advanced, industry-standard CAE techniques for design, manufacture and production, supported by all the appropriate engineering science and knowledge. You’ll leave with an appreciation of the role of the engineer in industrial wealth creation and society as a whole - and the skills you need for a rewarding career.

  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • Our close links with industry mean everything you learn reflects current best practice, especially as you’ll be taught by staff with successful careers in the aerospace and automotive industries.
  • Benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC), located at the centre of one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK.
  • The quality of these courses has been recognised with accreditation by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Throughout the course you will experience and develop analytical skills for design, manufacturing and organisational skills; all essential to the modern graduate engineer. Studies provide the core knowledge and skills essential to a thorough understanding of engineering processes and include: manufacturing engineering; electronics; mechanics; engineering drawing; and analytical methods. Subsequently, competence is further developed by taking more specialised CAE modules in computer-aided design, finite element analysis and simulation. Final year projects encourage detailed exploration of your own specific areas of interest.

Our close links with industry mean everything you’ll learn reflects current best practice - especially as you’ll be taught by staff with successful careers in the aerospace and automotive industries.

The course is delivered by staff from the School of Engineering who are active in both research and knowledge transfer.

  • Matthew Dickinson is lecturer and course leader for the BEng (Hons)/Meng Computer Aided Engineering course. He is lecturing in Fundamental Engineering Simulation. He is currently completing a PhD in investigating the role of running-in in race Engines.
  • Tony Broad has academic and practical engineering skills with expertise in practical composites manufacturing. Active industrial links with local companies to promote visits and graduate placement opportunities.

Areas of Expertise include:

  • Engineering Design and Manufacture, 2D & 3D CAD/Drafting with AutoCAD - CAD/CAM with Alphacam, 3D CAD Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, 3D Studio Max, Engineering Simulation - FEA, Motion Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Advanced Composites Design and Manufacture, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Materials Technology.
  • Prof Ian Sherrington has an inter-disciplinary background in physics, mathematics, computing, and engineering, and has interests in wear prediction, wear measurement, friction measurement, effects of wear debris, lubricant leakage and oil film thickness measurement.
  • Graham Calderbank is an engineering lecturer and researcher at the University of Central Lancashire. He teaches across several engineering courses in a variety of subject areas, including fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, dynamic systems relating to motor sports, engineering focussed computer programming with MATLAB and LabView, and the design & development of engineering products. Graham is also involved in research with the Jost Institute, and is currently investigating the lubrication of crosshead engines with a view to developing a control system to optimise the lubrication of two-stroke marine diesel engines. Prior to joining UCLan, Graham spent several years as a product engineer for a Lancashire based company that designed and manufactured automotive components.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Design.

 

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UCLan provides a balance between the interrelated but distinctly different areas of electrical engineering and electronic engineering. You will develop skills in power electronics, motor control systems, renewable energy and compliment this with in depth knowledge of electronics such as analogue circuits and embedded systems development. The course has practical modules based around building skills needed within industry such as problem solving in an engineering context, project management and communications skills. You will be given opportunities to explore specialist areas in our dedicated laboratories that include modern test and measurement equipment as well as more specialist equipment for power electronics and robotics.

  • Taught by research active staff with many years’ experience in industry.
  • You will develop skills in power electronics, motor control systems and renewable energy and complement this with in-depth knowledge of electronics such as analogue circuits and embedded systems development.
  • You will also benefit from state-of-the-art, well-equipped laboratories and digital teaching and learning facilities within our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

A variety of teaching and learning methods is used, including traditional lectures, laboratory-based sessions using specialist facilities, computer sessions and simulations, tutorials, design exercises and directed study. The practical facilities are located in a purpose-built building with impressive computer facilities and dedicated laboratories.

Assessment uses formal examinations and coursework. The balance of assessment varies from module to module; a typical breakdown over the full course is in the range 60%-70% examination, 30%-40% coursework, exclusive of major individual project work.

OPPORTUNITIES

An optional placement year is available between years 2 and 3 of study. Research internships are also available within the school to allow you to gain experience.

 

Electronic Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Take your place in the expanding and dynamic world of electronics on this accredited, respected course. You’ll learn the fundamental principles of electronic engineering and the programming skills necessary for modern embedded system design - all while developing an understanding of current practice in electronic system design, including microcontrollers and FPGAs, signal analysis and conditioning, and interfacing and communications. You can tailor your study to include various specialist topics according to your interests and ambitions - and when you graduate, you’ll have the skills and confidence you need to succeed as a modern graduate electronic engineer in industry.

 

  • You can tailor your study to include various specialist topics according to your interests and ambitions.
  • Access cutting-edge resources through our Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility, and experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software, including CISCO industrial networks, manufacturing execution systems and industrial robots.
  • You will further benefit from the introduction of our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering course aim is to develop graduates with a broad understanding of current technology and practice in electronic engineering, covering the relevant aspects of analogue and digital electronic systems and additional specialist areas according to the option modules studied.

The discipline of electronic engineering encompasses a wide skills base and the emphasis of this course is placed on electronic system design rather than that of individual component devices. By concentrating on the principles fundamental to system level design, the course equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of electronic engineering and the transferrable skills to find employment in a diverse set of industrial and commercial sectors.

Course content is informed by our links with the Applied Digital Signal & Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre, research-active in areas including non-destructive evaluation, medical data analysis and computer vision.


 

"Getting the opportunity to get involved with things outside of the classroom is the best thing about being a student in UCLan. I have been an ambassador for engineering going into schools to promote engineering, was an exhibitor at the Lancashire Science Festival, and had real engineering project experience working on new and exciting technology for a local entrepreneur. Also, I have been sponsored by UCLan to travel on an all-expenses-paid internship to the United States of America and contribute to space research with NASA. Apart from the excellent laboratory and testing environment, learning programming and software development, the analogue electronics module and engineering practice modules were the most useful to me on my project in the US. The internship involved building and testing low frequency radio receivers with staged amplifier circuits. The international experience was good fun and has really broadened my horizons."

ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN

 

 


 

On the BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering course, you will study various aspects of the subject, including analogue and digital electronic systems, microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, FPGA and IC design, signal processing, and software development. The course includes option modules enabling you to select specialist topics according to your interests and aspirations, tailoring your programme of study to your own requirements. Each student undertakes two individual projects and a final-year group project.

Senior academic staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) with real-world industrial experience. UCLan practices research informed teaching, and the course team includes reviewers and editors with IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis and other publishers. They contribute to industrial and professional advisory panels and help write international engineering standards. Subject matter expertise includes the following general domains: Advanced Manufacturing; Circuit Design; Data Communications; Embedded Real-time Systems; Intelligent Systems; Signal Processing; Measurement and Control; and Robotics.


 

"What I like best about UCLan is the open-door policy which was different to my experience of college. UCLan staff are always willing to help and give extra classes where needed. My favourite modules were robotics and artificial neural networks and what I learnt in engineering practice, programming in C#, signal analysis and signal processing has been most useful to my research. Since graduating I have been successful in securing an industry sponsored PhD project to develop digital manufacturing and manufacturing execution capabilities for aerospace platforms."

CHRIS DUERDEN

 

 


There are opportunities for paid, real-world industrial experience working on ERDF funded commercial projects connected to local industry in the North West, and Summer Undergraduate Internships, working on actual research projects - we recently placed a student with NASA.

Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means the career options for you are varied. You could find yourself working in high value manufacturing - perhaps aerospace or the automotive industry - or in the Ministry of Defence, or in research and development. Careers in digital communications, consumer electronics, security and surveillance, as well as banking and commerce, are also open to graduates.

The majority of graduates embark on careers in high value manufacturing. A course module that will help you plan your career as an engineering professional is part of your degree programme. Opportunities for further study include a taught postgraduate MSc course in Digital Signal and Image Processing or Renewable Energy Engineering. The School has significant research activity in this area and graduates can opt for an MSc, MPhil or PhD with the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre, Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) Research Centre or Centre for Power and Energy Management.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You can benefit from industrial sponsorship. Typically you would be working full-time in a junior engineering position at a local company while studying part-time.

A variety of teaching and learning methods is used, including traditional lectures, laboratory-based sessions using specialist facilities, computer sessions and simulations, tutorials, design exercises and directed study. The practical facilities are located in a purpose-built building with impressive computer facilities and dedicated laboratories.

Assessment uses formal examinations and coursework. The balance of assessment varies from module to module; a typical breakdown over the full course is in the range 60%-70% examination, 30%-40% coursework, exclusive of major individual project work.

 

 


 

INDUSTRY LINKS

Our partners and industrial collaborators include: BAE Systems, CISCO, NASA, NHS, and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

IETAccredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.


COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY BUILDING

 

PLACEMENT TESTIMONIAL

UCLan Electronic Engineering placement

 

 

THE ENGINEERING INNOVATION CENTRE

 

 


OPPORTUNITIES

Employability is central to our degree provision and you will be taught the basic aspects of electronic engineering to ensure you have the skills required to succeed in industry. Course delivery allows for you to specialise in your chosen area depending on module choices, including digital design, signal processing, real-time systems, neural networks and communications. This ensures your studies are shaped to suit your career aspirations.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long industrial placement before your final year. This will be a great opportunity for you to broaden your practical work experience and to consolidate your learning. The invaluable industry experience will also be of great benefit when you return to UCLan as well as giving you a significant advantage in your early career development. Successful completion of the industrial placement module is recognised by the endorsement “with industrial placement” in the award title.

Case Study: Oliver Forbes-Shaw - Placement year at EDM Ltd.

You’ll also enjoy access to world-class resources through the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility. An opportunity to experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software, including CISCO industrial networks, manufacturing execution systems and industrial robots.

 

Robotics Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Specialist robotics engineers are in demand - this course will help you develop skills in both electronic and mechanical engineering and prepare you for a truly fascinating, rewarding career. Drawing on knowledge from all the necessary strands of engineering, you’ll develop robotic and mechatronic systems for a range of applications, including modern manufacturing, aerospace and the nuclear industry. While you’ll graduate with a wide skills base, emphasis is placed on complex systems for tele-operated, semi-autonomous and autonomous robots, and incorporates aspects of sensing, control theory, computational intelligence and computing. As well as hands-on technical skills, you’ll develop the critical decision-making, creative thinking and problem solving skills you’ll need to succeed. 

 

  • You’ll enjoy access to cutting-edge resources through the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility as well as our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.
  • The BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The MEng course has been submitted for accreditation.
  • Optional modules enable you to select specialist topics according to your interests, and tailor your programme of study to your own aspirations.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Specifically, the BEng (Hons) Robotics Engineering course aims to provide you with a broad and deep understanding of technology and current practice in electronic engineering and its applications in robotics and mechatronics, including digital systems and control systems.

Throughout the course you will study various aspects of the subject, including analogue and digital electronic systems, mechanics, robotics and mechatronics, microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based systems, control systems, computer programming etc. The course includes a number of option modules enabling you to select specialist topics according to your interests and aspirations, and tailor your programme of study to your own requirements. Each student undertakes an individual final year project, involving a detailed investigation of a particular area relevant to robotics and engineering.

Senior academic staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) with real-world industrial experience. UCLan practices research informed teaching, and the course team includes reviewers and editors with IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis and other publishers. They contribute to industrial and professional advisory panels and help write international engineering standards. Subject matter expertise includes the following general domains: Advanced Manufacturing; Circuit Design; Data Communications; Embedded Real-time Systems; Intelligent Systems; Signal Processing; Measurement and Control; and Robotics.

Our placement tutors have close links with industry and can work with you to ensure that you get the skills and current knowledge that employers are looking for. One of our recent graduates worked for a year at Siemens in Germany. UCLan has links with companies worldwide, and can therefore arrange for work experience in the UK or abroad.  

 

 

Career options in Robotic Engineering are varied - you could go on to work in high value manufacturing, industrial and commercial sectors, aerospace, the automotive industry, the Ministry of Defence and research development. A course module to help you plan your career as an engineering professional is part of your degree programme.

Opportunities for further study include a taught postgraduate MSc course in Renewable Energy Engineering. The School has significant research activity in this area and graduates can opt for an MSc, MPhil or PhD with the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research CentreAdvanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) Research Centre or Centre for Power and Energy Management.

 

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used, including traditional lectures, laboratory-based sessions using specialist facilities, computer sessions and simulations, tutorials, design exercises, directed study, etc. The practical facilities are located in a purpose-built building with impressive computer facilities and specialist laboratories.

You’ll have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on multi-disciplinary innovation projects.

Assessment is done using formal examinations and coursework. The assessment strategy breakdown varies between modules, and a typical breakdown over the full course would be in the region of 50-60% examination, 40-50% coursework.

FACILITIES

You’ll enjoy access to world-class resources through the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility. An opportunity to experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software systems developed during research at UCLan, including CISCO industrial networks, industrial automation, MES, RFID and Fanuc & Kuka industrial robots.

RESEARCH

Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology Research Centre (ADMT)

INDUSTRY LINKS

Our partners and industrial collaborators include: BAE Systems, CISCO, NASA, NHS, and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.

You can benefit from industrial sponsorship. Typically you will work full time in a junior engineering position at a local company while studying part time.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

There are opportunities for paid, real-world industrial experience working on ERDF funded commercial projects connected to local industry in the North West, and Summer Undergraduate Internships, working on actual research projects - we recently placed a student with NASA.

An optional industrial placement year is available, aimed at providing you with relevant and broadening industrial experience to consolidate your learning at Level 1 and Level 2, inform your academic studies at Level 3 and enhance your subsequent early career development. Successful completion of the industrial placement module is recognised by the endorsement “with industrial placement” in the award title.

Employability is central to our degree provision and you will be taught the basic aspects of electronic engineering to ensure you have the skills required to succeed in industry. Course delivery allows for you to select specialist topics depending on module choices, including computer vision, signal & image processing, real-time systems, neural networks, machine intelligence and communications. This ensures your studies are shaped to suit your career aspirations.

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

If you’ve spent much of your life taking things apart to see how they work, this course is for you. As a mechanical engineer, you will use your knowledge of fundamental engineering principles like mechanics, materials, thermo-fluids and computer-aided design to analyse and design objects and systems with motion.

On this programme you will be tutored by world-class academics with both industry and research experience. You will also have the opportunity to work on industry and research-led projects.

You will graduate with a rounded education that prepares you to take ideas all the way from concept to production and launch. The degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering Designers as meeting partial fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.

  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • You will have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovation projects.
  • You’ll have access to extensive manufacturing facilities, as well as our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre meaning you’ll gain the practical engineering expertise to get noticed by employers.
  • The course is linked with the Jost Institute of Tribotechnology, providing a collaborative working environment within a vibrant, research-active community.

FURTHER INFORMATION

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT UCLAN

 

The course is structured around engineering capabilities graduates require rather than traditional academic sub-disciplines. You will follow a coherent programme of study that allows you to draw in the relevant elements of engineering regardless of where in the traditional "map" of the subject they lie.

The Mechanical Engineering degree combines the fundamentals of traditional courses in this subject with our long experience of providing a rounded education that ensures graduates are prepared to work in a range of industrial sectors. In addition to fundamental elements such as analysis, mechanics, systems integration, materials properties and computer-aided design, students also develop skills in user needs, business plan development and (at MEng level) social, legal and professional ethics considerations. The BEng project presents an opportunity to integrate learning across the course, while the MEng includes a higher-level project that enables students to demonstrate application of their knowledge at a fully professional level, and a group project that develops and demonstrates their ability to work within a team. The latter experience that is highly valued in industry. Those choosing a placement route spend a year in industry in their second or third year.


Course leader: Dr Andrew Fsadni

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

Industrial Placement is a 48 week placement with a company which is assessed by portfolio and contributes to the course outcomes. You are responsible for identifying and winning the placement, but the University supports this via links to industry and training in application and interview skills.

Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever and due to the broad and very diverse nature of Mechanical Engineering, a variety of career options are available to you, including careers in aerospace, the automotive industry, biotechnology, computing and electronics, manufacturing, energy conversion, the Ministry of Defence and research development. If you’re interested in the applied scientific and mathematical aspects of the discipline, you can carry on into a career in research and teaching.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The student workshop provides a centre for those wanting careers in engineering design and development. The workshop has CNC lathe and milling machines, a five-axis laser cutter and a wide variety of machine shop equipment. There is a race facility where cars are prepared for formal competitive events. The composites workshop is used for a variety of activities from research on resin infusion to the development of the F3 hovercraft.

CAD facilities include SolidWorks, FLUENT (CFD), COMSOL, ANSYS, CATIA and many other software packages. The dynamometer is used for engine mapping and development.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovative projects. You will also take part in specialised research/industry-led group projects.

 

The facilities are fantastic and the vast investment in the new Engineering Innovation Centre will allow us to gain more real-world experience in a state-of-the-art working environment.

I will never forget the first time that I used the water jet cutter in the workshop. Using this specialist equipment was an amazing experience - one that you would not be able to get every day. We can use this machinery to create our own parts, which is brilliant.

Emma Atkinson, Mechanical Engineering

RESEARCH


WORKSHOPS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Motorsports Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Get ready for a thrilling career working on some of the most technically advanced vehicles in the world… This course gives you both the knowledge and the hands-on experience you need to progress to the highest levels in the motor sports and engineering industry. During the first year of the course you will work on our Formula Ford cars, and learn about how race-car setup affects performance. Later in the course you will work as part of a student-led group on the design and build of a Formula Student race-car. This is a key part of the curriculum, and leads up to entering your car into an international competition at Silverstone – renowned as a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers. This course is absolutely focused on delivering top flight racing and engineering professionals.

  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • Take the first steps of your motorsport career as part of our championship and Walter Heyes Trophy-winning Formula Ford team.
  • Benefit from a dedicated workshop to support you in your studies, catering for Formula Student, Formula Ford race cars, eco-marathon cars, and a race car simulator.
  • Opportunities to travel to internationally renowned events such as Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon – enabling networking with representatives from the industry, both nationally and internationally.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Our Motorsports Engineering course operate a 'hands-on' approach to manufacturing that includes a design-and-make exercise, design-development projects and the design and manufacture of a race car in the final year. You’ll work on both personal and team projects, developing an excellent association with the processes within the design-development-manufacture cycle and the strategies associated with the development of vehicles and products for racing, the automotive sector and general engineering.

MOTORSPORT CLUB

Take the first steps of your motorsport career as part of our championship and Walter Heyes Trophy-winning Formula Ford team. During your first semester on the course you could be an integral part of the team – working in our motorsport lab during the off-season, as you strip the car down for its annual overhaul. Elements of this process, and a pre-season test session, integrate with the first year module Racecar Anatomy, in which you will learn about the components and systems of modern racecars, and how they are designed and manufactured. After the winter break you will travel to Oulton Park and Anglesey circuits to help prepare and run the cars at numerous race events for our customer drivers as part of the Northern Formula Ford 1600 championship, and ending with the Walter Heyes Trophy at Silverstone (the world’s largest Formula Ford event). Can you help the team win the championship again?

We also utilise our engine testing facilities for motorsport club, and first year students will work with our engine technician Simon Hindle (an expert in engine design and performance and former Technical Director at Mountune) on engine testing and engine mapping projects. This includes for our Formula Student and Eco- marathon engines, along with other exciting engine projects.

In other Year 1 modules you will learn to use modern manufacturing equipment in our exceptionally well equipped workshop, and you will be introduced to CAD. Later in the year, you will produce design drawings, and manufacture components as part of the IMechE Challenge project – a national design competition. Additionally, there are modules to develop your analytical skills, and to introduce you to concepts such as thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.


FORMULA STUDENT VEHICLE DESIGN PROJECT

During the course we expect you to develop and increasingly integrate the subject matter around the processes required for successful innovative and sensible technical design and manufacture. In your final year this culminates in the Formula Student team project as a significant part of the course. The Formula Student competition is renowned as a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers, and our students will design and manufacture almost the entire car in-house. Recently, a carbon-fibre tub has been developed using our CNC router, the engine has been tuned on our engine dynamometers, the structural integrity of the sub-frame has been assessed in our materials testing laboratory, and our waterjet cutter has been working overtime to machine numerous components such as the rear wishbones.

The dissertation comprises another third of the final year and helps with the formation of project engineering skills. This will end with a poster presentation at our Engineering Expo event, where representatives from industry within the region, along with current and former students, get to see what you and other students have been working on.

STUDENT EXPERIENCE

The motorsport courses are designed to give you a balanced education including knowledge, skills, and experience. Engineering science – including engineering analysis, mechanics, and fluid dynamics underpin much of the design and manufacturing activities that you will participate in during your time at UCLan. You will develop skills associated with the design and development process through a combination of year-long modules, masterclasses, and short courses. These include the manufacturing equipment, computer-aided design with SolidWorks, and simulation tools such as ANSYS, Fluent (CFD), and Ricardo WAVE. The racing, Formula Student, Motorsports Club, and other individual and group projects provide an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in the context of product design and development. These are often real engineering experiences, during which you will develop a variety of transferable skills, such as presenting, and time and project management.  Students will travel to internationally renowned events such as Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon – providing an opportunity to travel and to network with representatives from the industry (both nationally and internationally).

The racing, the motorsports club and our 'open door' policy makes the staff approachable for help in the assessment 'game'. Assessments include traditional examinations, formal reports, interviews, presentations and commentaries on portfolios.

PLACEMENTS

This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry – this comes between the second and third years and is highly recommended. Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability.

The benefit of the experience gained during your placement is evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs. We will support you in preparation for this with placement seminars during the second year. These are run by your placement tutor and UCLan Careers, and you will plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

 

"Working in industry is a complete eye opener, with first-hand experience to the technology you don’t have access to or you can’t read about in a text book, you can come back and apply your knowledge to your final years at uni."

Jon ChapmanThird Year MEng Motorsports Engineering Student & Operations Intern, McLaren Racing Ltd

"It’s given me a real sense of direction in terms of accomplishing my goals after university. Getting a job in Formula 1 has made me realise that the path that I'm currently on can lead to great things if you put the hard work and effort in. The placement is a dream in reality and I am very much looking forward to my prospects after UCLan."

Jack PowerThird Year BEng Motorsports Engineering and McLaren Placement Student

 

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

We have a specialist subject librarian who will help you get the most out of all our physical and online learning resources, including McGraw-Hill’s Access Engineering online learning space, and the Society of Automotive Engineers journal database.

There is a department careers officer who will work with you throughout your time at UCLan, to develop a professional CV, to help with applications, and to provide mock interviews and mock assessment centre activities.

EMPLOYABILITY

There is a greater demand now for engineering graduates than ever, so your options in Motorsports Engineering and across the whole engineering spectrum are vast and varied. As well as progressing into motorsport, you could work in in aerospace, the automotive industry, the Ministry of Defence and research development. The School has excellent employability statistics – particularly for students completing the placement. Graduates from this course are currently working at companies like Mercedes AMG Motorsport, Williams F1, Force India F1, Tom Tunstall Racing, M-Sport, Ginetta, and Century Motorsport. If you’re looking beyond the motor sports industry, we have had graduates employed in engineering positions at companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Airbus, BAE Systems, Babcock, Tata Technologies, Helical Technologies, MI Technology, and United Utilities.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Workshop Facilities

The student workshop in Wharf Building provides a centre for many students wanting careers in design and development of products.

We have a dedicated workshop to support the motorsport programmes, catering for Formula Student, Formula Ford racecars, eco-marathon cars, and a racecar simulator. All activities are very much student-centred, such that students gain real design and production experience.

The manufacturing workshop allows students to gain a real understanding and appreciation of the design and manufacturing process. During this process students will also gain a variety of practical manufacturing skills. The introduction of CNC equipment in this facility opens up opportunities for rapid manufacture of components from a range of materials for use with student project work.  In addition, this gives the facility modern, industry standard technology with which to support local industry for engineering innovation projects.

The composites workshop gives students experience of skills relevant to the motorsport industry. It is used for a variety of activities, specifically for the Formula Student competition and to support the Formula Ford cars, as well as for research on resin infusion and the production of samples for composite materials testing.

We have two fully equipped engine dynamometer cells and an engine build area to support practical activities for motorsport engineering students, and automotive research and development work.

Other facilities on campus include

Stress and Materials Laboratory – with digitally controlled machines capable of static and fatigue testing.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory – Featuring an air-flow rig, pipe-flow rig, wave tanks, and thermodynamics test equipment.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The quality of this course has been recognised with accreditation for partially meeting education requirement for Chartered Engineer status (CEng) by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Institute of Mechanical Engineering Logo - Accreditation

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

This course offers an optional 48 week sandwich placement in industry. The benefit of the experience is evident in improved performance in the final year and when competing for graduate jobs. Extra-curricular activities include a motor sports club and a professionally run Formula Ford race team.

We care about your employability, and from the first year we will work to ensure that when you graduate you are attractive to employers. This is done to some extent within the curriculum, but participation in our extra-curricular activities (such as UCLan Racing and Motor Sports Club) is highly recommended. You’ll have the option of completing a 48-week industrial placement year, which builds on your academic learning, develops your professional approach, and often leads to successful employment after graduation.
 

 

Energy Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

The future security of our energy supply is one of the most pressing issues society faces today. This course prepares future energy engineers for the challenge. It’s your chance to get real-life practical industrial experience in this rapidly-growing field, and work your way towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status faster. With the support of our highly skilled teaching staff, you’ll gain the contemporary technical design, power generation and operations skills you need to increase energy efficiency and further develop renewable sources of energy. This course is firmly industry-led, meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future. 

  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • This course is firmly industry-led, meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future.
  • You will have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovation projects, and take part in specialised group projects using complex systems.
  •  You will further benefit from the introduction of our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You will have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovation projects, and take part in specialised group projects using complex systems. Assessment is via a wide ranging depending on module: e.g. assignments, examination, projects, presentations and debates.

INDUSTRY LINKS

Our close links with industry mean everything you’ll learn reflects current best practice - especially as you’ll be taught by staff with successful careers in the engineering sector.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course is new and will be assessed for accreditation by the appropriate professional bodies on completion of the first cohort.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Energy engineering is a growing discipline and graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means your options within the sector are varied.


FACILITIES

You’ll have access to world-class resources including modern computer facilities and specialist laboratories.

 

 

Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

UCLan’s Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies programmes combine the practical and theoretical aspects of flying with the underlying principles of aerospace engineering. The University has excellent aerospace facilities including a full motion simulator and several flight training devices, allowing you to benefit from the practical application of theories taught in the classroom.

  • The Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies course is designed to comply with the educational requirements published by the UK Engineering Council.
  • You will undertake ‘Private Pilot Licence (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your 2nd year.
  • You will further benefit from the introduction of our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre which includes state-of-the-art software tools and flight simulators.

FURTHER INFORMATION

While studying for your Aerospace Engineering BEng degree you will undertake ‘Private Pilot License (PPL)’ theoretical studies in your 2nd year, and successful completion of those subjects, determined by passing the Civil Aviation Authorities Private Pilot’s Licence Examinations. These CAA examinations are an essential component of a PPL. These degree programmes do not include the practical flying components of the PPL (typically 45 hours), but we have arrangements with a flight training school who will offer these to you for an additional fee. You can however, fine tune your practical skills using UCLan’s excellent flight simulators. Practical flying is not an essential component in order to complete these programmes.

You can elect to take a year's relevant industrial placement as part of your degree, which you arrange with our support. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Industrial Placement' to your degree title. This learning experience is greatly encouraged and is an excellent opportunity to apply the knowledge that you have gained at the University.

For those students who would like a future career as a commercial pilot, we offer our integrated MEng programme, which introduces ‘Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)’ theoretical studies in year four. These are university examinations that are intended to prepare you for sitting CAA ATPL examinations after you have graduated. Again you can make use of our simulation facilities to further develop your flying skills, and practical flying can be arranged at additional cost with our flight training school partners.

These programmes are an ideal way to gain the theoretical training required to obtain a pilot’s license while simultaneously gaining an engineering degree.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Our course is delivered via a mix of lectures, practicals and projects. Lectures are provided to guide and inform and your knowledge, understanding and skills are developed through application. Assessments will be divided between unseen examinations and a variety of regular assignments and challenges. Practical competence is important to the engineering philosophy at UCLan and this will be reflected in the design and weighting of assessments.

Invited lectures and masterclasses will be provided on a range of topics, including the effective use of software packages for computer-aided design, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis and so on.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have established links with many aerospace companies and you will have opportunities for guest lectures, visits and industrial placements.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course has been designed to comply with the educational requirements published by the UK Engineering Council. We are in discussion with the Royal Aeronautical Society in order to ensure that we meet their requirements and expectations throughout the course. This effort will pave the way to full accreditation after graduation in 2022.

FACILITIES

During your studies with us you will benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators and a UAV Lab.

IMMERSIVE FLIGHT SIMULATORS – REDBIRD FMX

The FMX’s electric motion platform and wrap-around visual offer fantastic realism and as such, it has been approved for commercial training by the EASA aviation authority. UCLan’s FMX can be configured as two different aircraft types,  a Cessna C172, and a Piper Seminole PA44-S and is complete with an instructors station, and an external monitoring and debriefing station.

DESKTOP FLIGHT SIMULATORS

This equipment takes the advanced flight training tools found on our large simulators and put them in a multi-screen desktop device. As a student on our aerospace degree courses, you can use these simulators to reinforce your understanding of aircraft flight dynamics and they can be rapidly reconfigured to a wide range of different aircraft types, from civil aircraft, helicopters and even the Space Shuttle!

COMPOSITES (GRP BODYWORK) WORKSHOP

The composites workshop is used for a variety of activities from research on resin infusion to the development of F3 hovercraft. It is intended to use this also for airframe manufacture.

 

Aerospace Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

If you’re fascinated by aircraft, spacecraft and related technologies then this course is for you. You’ll learn about aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, systems, flight dynamics, mechanical engineering and computer-aided design. And you’ll apply this to analyse and design flying vehicles.

In Year 3 you will complete a research project which will allow you to work creatively on an aerospace-related subject. And in Year 4 a group design project will give you valuable experience in team working and development processes.

You’ll work with a range of vehicles and use different types for design, analysis, simulation and test. You’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications.

You’ll graduate with a rounded education in aerospace engineering, be prepared for a wide range of career options, taking ideas from concept through to flight.

  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLan is 1st in the North West for teaching quality  - National Student Survey 2019.
  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • You’ll get involved with unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) for civil applications and in addition, you will learn the principles of flight testing.
  • You’ll work with a range of vehicles and use different types for design, analysis, simulation and test.
  • Benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Our course is delivered via a mix of lectures, practicals and projects. Lectures are provided to guide and inform and your knowledge, understanding and skills are developed through application. Assessments will be divided between unseen examinations and a variety of regular assignments and challenges. Practical competence is important to the engineering philosophy at UCLan and this will be reflected in the design and weighting of assessments.

Invited lectures and masterclasses will be provided on a range of topics, including the effective use of software packages for computer-aided design, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis and so on.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course has been designed to comply with the educational requirements published by the UK Engineering Council. We are in discussion with the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in order to ensure that we meet their requirements and expectations throughout the course. This will pave the way to full accreditation after graduation in 2019.

FACILITIES

During your studies with us you will benefit from significant investment in the latest high quality facilities available, including state-of-the-art software tools, flight simulators and a UAV Lab.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have established links with many aerospace companies and you will have opportunities for guest lectures, field trips and industrial placements.

IMMERSIVE FLIGHT SIMULATORS – REDBIRD FMX

The FMX’s electric motion platform and wrap-around visual offer fantastic realism and as such, it has been approved for commercial training by the EASA aviation authority. UCLan’s FMX can be configured as two different aircraft types,  a Cessna C172, and a Piper Seminole PA44-S and is complete with an instructors station, and an external monitoring and debriefing station.

DESKTOP FLIGHT SIMULATORS

This equipment takes the advanced flight training tools found on our large simulators and put them in a multi-screen desktop device. As a student on our aerospace degree courses, you can use these simulators to reinforce your understanding of aircraft flight dynamics and they can be rapidly reconfigured to a wide range of different aircraft types, from civil aircraft, helicopters and even the Space Shuttle!

COMPOSITES (GRP BODYWORK) WORKSHOP

The composites workshop is used for a variety of activities from research on resin infusion to the development of F3 hovercraft. It is intended to use this also for airframe manufacture.

 

 

 

 

Architecture

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

The Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture offers an innovative, creative and critical architectural education within the North West of England. Art, design, science, geography, sociology, economics and politics are utilised as vehicles for an exploration and manifestation of architecture that explores the pressing issues of our time from a local and global perspective.

Our cutting-edge degree course provides you with an expansive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, whilst embracing conservation, regeneration, climate change, equality and urban/rural regeneration. You will compare and contrast regional architecture and urban form with national and international exemplars within your project briefs, lectures and on our annual overseas field trip.

This course was recently validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with notable commendations for our enviable facilities, and our focus on student experience, studio culture, support and employability.

  • Architecture at UCLan is nationally ranked in the UK top 20 according to The Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Your own dedicated studio space each year for the duration of your studies with two days a week of design tuition
  • Established links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices
  • An emphasis on ‘learning through doing’: live collaborative projects with local arts and community organisations addressing real-world issues
  • Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Post-industrialisation, suburban expansion, the relationship between countryside and town, digital media and emerging technologies are amongst the plethora of issues relevant to Preston and the North West. Our strategic position within the heart of the UK allows us to explore these themes through an engagement with other urban centres and inspiring contexts within the UK; from London to Glasgow.

 

The Institute of Architecture provides a boutique educational experience within a generous learning environment. Every student is provided with their own desk, drawing board and storage within expansive studios. Studio design modules are delivered through two dedicated days per week of tuition, workshops and seminars delivered by award winning and noted architectural practitioners and academics. As well as time spent within the studio and lecture theatre you will learn through an active engagement with live projects and live builds within and out with the Institute of Architecture. Our own dedicated architecture workshop and computer labs are accessible 24 hours and complemented with additional access to facilities within the School of Engineering and the School of Art Design and Fashion.

Design through critical enquiry and creative action is the main activity at the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture and we aim to provoke debate, encourage diversity and relentlessly innovate within our discipline. You will gain experience of all aspects of building design and construction, equipping you to meet the demands of a low carbon approach to the needs of society.

This approach alongside a culture of technical competence, creative practice, employability and entrepreneurship will be integrated and demonstrated within student projects, assignments and presentations. You will complete our course with the skills to progress into architectural practice and professional accreditation or to a career in a related field.

"We had a great culture in the studio and still to this day. I am close with many of the people I graduated with. This culture allowed me to develop skills that I still find useful. The pressure I faced at University was all new to me, and to be able to come out successful on the course set me up to want more."

Tom Benson – Architecture graduate, Research Fellow at MIT Senseable City Lab

Your academic learning will be supported by a range of opportunities within industry. You can work with local communities and professionals within Preston, to select appropriate solutions to 'live' and theoretical issues.

The teaching team at the School have expertise that covers all facets of the discipline and are involved in a level of research related to their associated interests, as well as teaching and publishing across the subject area. In some cases members of the team have run practices and have been involved in building and designing award-winning architecture both domestically and internationally.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Architectural teaching and learning is distinguished by the central role of the design project, the design process, a multitude of design approaches and the importance of a variety of communications methods. Architectural education does employ the usual teaching processes of lectures and seminars, but it is at heart project-oriented.

The core activity of architectural design is taught through a combination of individual tutorials, group tutorials, semi-public and public presentations (known as project reviews or crits), and arrangements where students work and discuss things together formally and informally. Design activities on the course will occur in a studio where you will have a base. This is the place that you will meet tutors to discuss your design project work, progress your work and to pin-up and review your designs.

Assessment is key to the learning process and includes coursework, papers, exams, reports and essays. Architectural education also requires a diverse range of submission which builds into a portfolio of work that demonstrates knowledge and skills acquired across the duration of the course, including presentations, portfolios and 3-D artefacts.

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Following successful progression from the course and a year’s experience in architectural practice or related field of work, you are able to enter the MArch Architecture Part II at UCLan. The MArch Architecture Part II is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal institute of Architects (RIBA) leading to Part 2 recognition, which allows you to proceed on a path to become a registered architect and ARB member.

Postgraduate level programmes exist in architectural conservation, construction law, urban regeneration and construction management.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This degree has been prescribed by both the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for purposes of entry onto the UK Register of Architects. Accreditations have been recently validated and with the latter re-validated by both bodies respectively.

The Architecture degree at UCLan is expected to lead to Part I recognition by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), allowing you to proceed on a path to become registered architects and ARB members.

FACILITIES

We are one of the few courses to have an in-school design resource centre containing an array of support material such as architectural design, history, construction and theory books, monographs and monthly periodicals, as well as a fully updated RIBA technical library and National Building Specification directories.

Further brand new additional space added to the School in 2013, includes a newly expanded CAD lab with group/class and individual study space provided, as well as new studio space for final year and postgraduate students. All studio space has related in-house printing and scanning facilities within proximity.

Architecture Resource Library | Architectural / Model Making Workshop | Architectural Design Studios | Digital Print Studio | Metals / 3D Workshop

 

 

Architectural Studies

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 2 Years.

This course is run at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi). Part art, part science, this cutting edge degree provides you with a comprehensive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, whilst embracing conservation, sustainability and environmental issues. You’ll gain experience in all aspects of building design and construction and will be well-equipped to meet the demands of a low carbon approach to the needs of society. This approach, together with promotion of a culture of technical competence, employability and entrepreneurship will be integrated and demonstrated within student projects, papers and presentations, equipping you with the skills to progress to architectural practice and professional accreditation or to a career in a related field. This course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the exemption from RIBA Part 1 in the UK. The award is not prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK. The award title of the qualification is conferred to students of the Hong Kong programme only.

  • This course is fully validated by the Royal institute for British Architects (RIBA).
  • In 2018 the course and team were awarded the Educate Northwest Best Transnational Education Award.
  • Architectural Studies (Hong Kong) has been recently re-accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Architectural teaching and learning is distinguished by the central role of the design project, the design process, a multitude of design approaches and the importance of a variety of communications methods. Architectural education does employ the usual teaching processes of lectures and seminars, but it is at heart project-oriented.

The core activity of architectural design is taught through a combination of individual tutorials, group tutorials, semi-public and public presentations (known as project reviews or crits), and arrangements where students work and discuss things together formally and informally. Design activities on the course will occur in a studio where you will have a base. This is the place that you will meet tutors to discuss your design project work, progress your work and to pin-up and review your designs.

Assessment is key to the learning process and includes coursework, papers, exams, reports and essays. Architectural education also requires a diverse range of submission which builds into a portfolio of work that demonstrates knowledge and skills acquired across the duration of the course, including presentations, portfolios and 3-D artefacts.

Your academic learning will be supported by a range of opportunities within industry. You can work with local communities and professionals to select appropriate solutions to 'live' and theoretical issues.

The teaching team at the School have expertise that covers all facets of the discipline and are involved in a level of research related to their associated interests, as well as teaching and publishing across the subject area.

GRADUATE CAREERS

The BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies degree offers an excellent grounding in design practice for the application of a career in the UK, Hong Kong, mainland China and other countries internationally. Graduates may further their studies in the Masters of Architecture (March) programmes offered by UCLan or relevant other degree at a local university.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course is fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the exemption from RIBA Part 1 in the UK. The award is not prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK. The award title of the qualification is conferred to students of the Hong Kong programme only.

 

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Building Services and Sustainable Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Learn how to apply modern, sustainable and energy-efficient engineering systems in built environments on a course that’s well-respected by the building services industry in the UK and beyond. You’ll graduate with the ability to analyse, evaluate and ultimately solve problems associated with the built environment and building services engineering after studying areas including engineering services systems, controls and plant, energy efficiency and sustainable design, and project, resource and energy management.

  • You will learn how to apply modern, sustainable and energy-efficient engineering systems in built environments.
  • The course is a good start for engineers wanting to continue their academic development by studying a higher degree and/or other professional qualifications.
  • This course is accredited by CIBSE, preparing you to gain Chartered Engineering (CEng) status and is also delivered and validated by us in Hong Kong, VTC.

People spend the major part of their lives inside buildings which provide them with an environment that is liveable and comfortable. While the weather may fluctuate to the extreme limits of high and low climatic conditions, the building indoor, albeit at the expense of energy, is kept within comfortable thermal, aural and visual conditions.

It is estimated that 40% of a nation’s energy expenditure takes place in keeping the indoor condition healthy, comfortable, safe and productive.

In recent years the detection of global warming trend and the realisation that the fossil fuels, the traditional sources of energy, have been depleting at very fast rates, have posed mankind to the challenge of the era that the civilisation has to consider sustainability issues seriously. Traditionally, Building Services Engineers have been concerned with the design of healthy and comfortable indoor environment and issues of energy uses. The challenge of the era entails the Engineer to apply their knowledge to ensure that engineering solutions lead to a sustainable design.

 

Building Services and sustainable engineering students

The course is a good start for engineers wanting to continue their academic development by studying a higher degree and/or other professional qualifications.

Our Building services degree provides a useful overview of the whole sector. The Building Services and Sustainable Engineering programme leads to the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) in Building Services and Sustainable Engineering. The level of education provided by the programme is appropriate to those students who will eventually hold senior positions with consultants or contractors engaged in the building services engineering and energy management or with technical departments of government and semi-government institutions where building energy management is a major concern. Throughout the programme emphasis will be placed on self-motivation, critical thinking and developing analytical depth. The BEng (Hons) course emphasises the application of modern, sustainable and energy efficient Engineering systems in the context of the Built Environment.


 

Part-time students already working in the industry leave our course with a competitive edge and full membership of professional bodies. Full-time students go on to find careers in consultancy, design, contracting, project management and maintenance, team leading, and research and development with local authorities, manufacturers and equipment suppliers.

The application of sustainable Building Services Engineering is multi-disciplinary and it is envisaged that, as in the professional world, students will carry out project work, which will facilitate dialogue between the Engineer and other members of the design and management team. It is the development of novel technological and engineering solutions within the often contradictory constraints of sustainability, safety, economy and energy efficiency, and the law which pose the challenge in the course.

In the past, Building Services Engineering education often centred on practical engineering analysis and training, however this focus is now changing in the light of the requirements for sustainability and energy efficiency in all that we do. This course will promote the need to question accepted wisdom to provoke independent critical thought. In a time of rapid technological advances, when the international community is aware of and sensitive to a range of environmental issues, students will gain sufficient understanding of current developments and their underpinning technology to analyse and offer solutions to the problems faced by today’s engineers in the fields of Building Services and associated engineering disciplines.

As a result students will find that the programme is now characterised by parallel themes of design and management of project work, complemented throughout by the drive towards sustainability and energy efficiency of engineering solutions. The management theme will develop the student capabilities as a project manager, whilst the project modules will provide scope for integrative studies on practical engineering and design situations.


 

 

The course team supporting the teaching and learning consists of academically and professionally qualified engineers. As well as teaching and learning activities, they are engaged in Scholarly Activities, Knowledge Transfer and Academic Research.

 

 


 

Due to the nature of Building Services and Sustainable Engineering work the course has been designed to take advantage of the expertise of the staff in the School. The modules you will be taking reflect many years of development and reflect the current practice of Building Services and Sustainable Engineering in the UK. However, as far as SHAPE tutors are concerned, the well qualified and experienced tutors with their extensive local knowledge of the industry in Hong Kong will enhance the course which will reflect local practice and custom. Therefore it is expected that module delivery will be provided in the local Hong Kong context while at the same time meeting the learning outcomes of the programme and individual modules.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

We have links with Design Consultancies and local contractors as well as smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Depending on the learning outcomes and the nature of the module the assessment strategies can be:

  • By completion of assignments and problem based examinations in the engineering and related modules throughout the programme.
  • By presentations, design based projects.
  • By student presentations, group work, design projects, dissertation, examination.

OPPORTUNITIES

As a full-time student you’ll be encouraged to spend an optional 48-week sandwich placement in the industry (between Year 2 and 3) in roles such as CAD operator or draughts-person. Using the optional placement year furthers your professional knowledge and increases your employability.

Our course is delivered and validated by UCLan at universities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Athens. Students may have the opportunity for overseas trips – in recent years we have taken students to Hong Kong for a week on exchange and also to the ASHRAE conference in the United States.

A concrete design experience as well as operation and maintenance, can boost your opportunities for career development, whichever qualification route is followed. With the arrival of the new sustainable building design concepts such as intelligent buildings, natural lighting design and renewables, new career opportunities can open up for alternative specialisms. 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Energy Institute (EI).

 

Web design and Development

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Demand is strong for graduates with the expertise to design, develop and maintain the web applications that are a key aspect of modern working life. This course is ideal if you wish to pursue a career designing and developing websites, apps and other interactive products for media, publishing, e-commerce, arts and education.

You will be taught in a digital media environment and work on live briefs to industry standards helping you to build a strong knowledge base and technical expertise in areas including scripting/coding, digital graphics/data graphics, and user experience design (UXD). You can work on live projects for clients, allowing you to experience and apply industry relevant technology and techniques to real-world problems. Many graduates secure jobs in top web development companies, national broadcasters and digital agencies.

CAREER PROSPECTS

There is very strong demand for our graduates who have a high level of graduate level employment, and the course provides several technical and non-technical career options, spanning front-end web development, back-end web development, user experience design and e-commerce solutions. Our graduates can be found in leading-edge companies, managing teams, planning the user experience, writing solid code and designing smart visual interfaces.

  • There are often many opportunities, including internships, and placements with real-world clients, to work in the industry throughout the degree.
  • The course is hands-on and practically based with the unique opportunity to develop both front-end design and back-end development skills.
  • Our students have gone onto work for BAE Systems, the BBC graduate entry scheme, have gained internships and secured jobs within the industry. 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The course is delivered using a wide range of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars, and practical lab sessions where you will have access to high specification computer systems running the latest software.

Assessment includes practical assignments, reports, essays, presentations, conventional examinations and computer-based examinations. For some modules you will be involved in group work in others you will be expected to work independently.

OPPORTUNITIES

Our students have gone onto work for BAE systems, the BBC graduate entry scheme, and some have gone on to set up their own businesses. Jonathan Lee is a director at the City Business Centre in Preston, Lancashire; Chris Gibbons works as a UX developer at Code Computerlove in Manchester and Oliver Mustoe-Playfair is a director at Deramores Retail Ltd. Thom Rimmer is a front end web designer and developer at Motionlab in Preston while Rebecca Topps is a UX designer at Sigma in Manchester.

You’ll work on live projects for clients, allowing you to experience and apply industry relevant technology and techniques to real-world problems.

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Jack Gregory

"Studying Web Design and Development at UCLan has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience filled with exciting challenges and opportunities in a welcoming environment. Working on a number of industry-standard projects to develop my knowledge and experience, I have learnt an array of skills not only suitable to Web Design, but in the field of media as a whole. Providing a broad range of taught material, this course has given me the opportunity to produce the type of creative work that I have a passion for. Starting in year 1 as a new student who was low in confidence, I have made contacts and lifelong friends along the way, which along with some valuable guidance from my tutors, has allowed me to blossom into a well-rounded adult, ready for a career in industry."

Jack Gregory 2019, Web Design and Development graduate

 

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CJAM: MEDIA

Final year undergraduate and postgraduate media students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual cJAM employability event. cJAM shakes-up the traditional career fair format and gives UCLan students face-to-face time with up to 30 successful industry professionals all of whom have come to the event with the offer of valuable work placement opportunities. The cJAM event format consists of four main components:

  • Students hear from keynote industry speakers who share their personal career journey and how they got to where they are now.
  • The industry Q&A session allows students to ask questions to gain further advice and insight.
  • Informal networking opportunities during the breaks and lunch.
  • The key element of cJAM is the giant speed pitching session. The students have eight minutes one-to-one time to pitch to selected industry guests to try and win a placement. Students can choose to pitch an idea, their reasons for wanting a placement with that particular company or to showcase their enthusiasm, skills and talent. Immediately following the pitching session, placements are decided on and the event closes with all the winning students being presented with their placement awards.

 

In 2018, there were four cJAM events and a total of 320 placements were awarded. All of which enabled our students to establish credible links in line with their career aspirations. To find out more about cJAM: Media, see the video and press release.

Cyber Security

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the legal and commercial consequences of inadequate security are increasing. Emerging application areas such as the Internet of Things and Smart Cities offer new benefits, but also new vulnerabilities to accidental or malicious actions.

Security is now a crucial part of your business, and consequently the demand for highly skills and knowledgeable professionals is increasing. This degree course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build secure and compliant systems that meet your employer’s business objectives.

Cyber security is about understanding attack methods and learn how to protect against them. During the cyber security course, the students can gain skills in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks. The students combine their interest in programming, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future.

  • Benefit from our 4 Week Challenge - bringing together all first years as teams to design and develop a new application, and then create a promotional marketing campaign.
  • Learn from our ‘Laboratory of Security and Forensic Research in Computing’ (SAFeR Lab@UCLan) performing internationally recognised security and forensic research.
  • Opportunities to take a one-year industrial placement/study abroad after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The Computing and Technology building has several computer labs that are open 24 hours per day and for 7 days of the week. Students will have access to specialist computing labs which have the latest open source and commercial tools related to cyber security.

Civil Engineering and Construction Management

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 4 Years.

Civil engineering specialist activity encompasses design and construction of infrastructure such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, dams, railways, and roads. As construction, projects are becoming ever more complex there is a real need for civil engineers and construction managers to develop their project management skills particularly focusing upon the project planning and management process.

Our civil engineering and construction management course is founded through strong industry links, and is situated in a region which boasts a wide range of cutting-edge engineering and technological-advanced organisations.

You’ll be equipped with the principles and concepts of engineering, underpinned by a sound knowledge and understanding of scientific principles.

You will be taught by experience Industrial professionals and academics and benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories and digital teaching and learning facilities within the UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre.

  • You will develop your project management skills particularly focusing on the project planning and management process.
  • You’ll benefit from speakers from the Institution of Civil Engineering and related institutions and from workshops delivered by regional and national contributors.
  • You will also benefit from state-of-the-art, well-equipped laboratories and digital teaching and learning facilities within UCLan’s new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

FACILITIES

On your course you will be supported by the latest state of the art equipment. With the introduction of the Engineering Innovation Centre, due to open in 2019, over £2 million of investment has already been made in new equipment across engineering including flumes and structural testing machines for civil engineering.

LAND SURVEYING

A range of modern survey equipment for use as part of a variety of programmes of study.

 

 

MATERIALS LABORATORY

Offering a series of practical experiments designed to investigate the properties of a variety of materials used in civil engineering.
 

 

 

 

FLUID AND THERMO DYNAMICS LABORATORY

Facilities to assess the engineering principles underlying both fluid and thermo dynamics.

 

 

 

 

CAD SUITES & LARGE FORMAT PRINTING

CAD software, in particular 3D design software requires a higher specification computer which is offered in the CAD suites at UCLan. Access to large format colour printing is also available.

LIVE PROJECTS AND FIELDTRIPS

You will have the opportunity to engage with live projects including with high profile clients. You'll benefit from speakers from the Institution of Civil Engineering and related institutions and from workshops delivered by regional and national contributors. Fieldtrips are regularly organised by tutors to visit examples of best practice projects.

HYDROELECTRIC PLANT SITE VISIT

A group of civil engineering students visited Heron Corn Mill to view the new plant and gain inspiration for their own projects.

CONSTRUCTIONARIUM PROJECT

Civil Engineering students travelled to Constructionarium in Norfolk to build a scaled down version of one of Barcelona’s most famous landmarks.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The university will be applying for accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building and the Joint Board of Moderators, which comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers.


INDUSTRY LINKS

Our civil engineering course is founded on strong industry links and taught by experienced, professionally qualified staff. Courses relating to the built environment have been taught at the University for over a century.

 

 

 

Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

New technologies are completely transforming the world we live in. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the many changes that we are going to see in the coming years on how machines operate. You will gain a deep understanding of intelligent machines and be able to develop Mechatronics systems which include,Electromechanical Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, robotics, precision technologies, systems engineering and engineering management. You will work alongside our research active staff with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research. Students will have the opportunity to work closely in industrial, research, and EU projects. 

  • This course is designed to equip, and enable you to work as a graduate engineer through the skilled application of your knowledge of Mechatronics.
  • You will work alongside our research active staff with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research.
  • You will further benefit from the introduction of our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The course adopts a range of approaches to the delivery of curriculum including: case studies, lectures, practical sessions, independent learning guided by a tutor and tutorial sessions.

Assessment of learning is conducted by a range of methods including: tutorial questions, examination, use of online assessment via Blackboard questions, extended assignments, presentations, poster defence and written reports.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK. The advanced manufacturing sector in Lancashire employs around 73,300 people, accounting for 12% of total employment.

The School of Engineering has links with major employers in aerospace, automotive and civil engineering including BAE SYSTEMS and JLR, as well as sector support and supply chain organisations, such as the NW Aerospace Alliance and the Northern Automotive Alliance.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Students will have the chance for international travel, to participate in conferences and research publications. On successful completion of this programme, students will be eligible to apply for progression to world-leading research degrees within the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. You may find further information on research degrees here.

The course covers both technical and management aspects of Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines engineering and forms a suitable basis for a career in a range of roles associated with System Engineering, Test Engineer, Maintenance engineering on range of applications.

 

 

FACILITIES

The course benefits from world-class facilities in manufacturing, materials testing, tribology and computer aided engineering, including: 

 

 

Oil and Gas Safety Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

The development and application of emerging technologies within the often contradictory constraints of safety, economy and the law is addressed within this course. If you are aiming for a senior role in safety engineering for oil and gas industry, this is the course for you. You’ll gain a thorough grasp of the fundamentals of safety engineering; practical experience in the use of state-of-the-art techniques for the study of safety engineering systems, together with an understanding of the necessary scientific, engineering and technological principles. You will get the chance to work with oil and gas engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

You will be entering a diverse and exciting area of engineering where you will benefit from UCLan’s investment in the Engineering Innovation Centre which is due to open in 2019.

  • Benefit from our dedicated fire and safety engineering laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for small and intermediate scale facilities.
  • Developed and run by a recognised centre of excellence for safety engineering, our innovative and intellectually stimulating course has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies.
  • You’ll get the chance to work with oil and gas engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Developed and run by a recognised Centre of Excellence for safety engineering, our innovative and intellectually stimulating course has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies like Energy Institute, Institution of Fire Engineers and is underpinned by the research done in the Centre for Fire and Hazards. You will benefit from our dedicated fire and safety engineering laboratories equipped with state-of-art equipment for small and intermediate scale facilities. You will get the chance to work with oil and gas engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

 

Safety Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever, industrial losses continue to spiral upwards nationally and globally, whilst technological developments introduce ever more complex problems. Major incidents, such as the Piper Alpha Disaster in 1988, Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in 2005 amongst others elevated the importance of safety engineering.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work, project work, case studies, site visits. The mix of teaching methods is designed to motivate, challenge students considering different learning styles to maximise their potential. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course. You will learn by a variety of methods including innovative information and communication technologies and practical case studies based on research outcomes achieved by the School staff.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The course is supported by an Industrial Liaison Group which reviews and provide input into the development of the course in order to ensure that it meets the needs of the oil and gas industry.

Our Industrial partners also contribute to some teaching through guest lecturers, CPD events, and research projects. Invited lectures were done by representatives from Energy Institute, Institution of Fire Engineers, Shell, BP, GexCon, Fire and Rescue Services, Tyco, BRE, Horea Lea, Carbon Trust, Government Office for the North West and others.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

After the first recruitment, it is planned to invite Energy Institute (EI) for Engineering Council (EC) accreditation for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

It is possible to take the Industrial Experience Module after the completion of Year 2 (Year 3 if you started in the Foundation Entry) and such work placements provide valuable experience to both UK/EU and overseas students alike. All students are able to apply for international trip funding, including to our partner institutions – International College of Engineering and Management in Oman and City University of Hong Kong. 

Skills gained will equip graduates for a career as a senior safety specialist in a number of high hazard industries including oil and gas facilities, product safety engineering, process safety and chemical plants but the course is also relevant to occupations including regulators, insurance assessors and others. Because this course is supported by an established research base and continues to demonstrate a strong, well co-ordinated industrial link, the course content is highly relevant and current –which means our graduates are extremely desirable. A number of our graduates continue with us on research degrees (MPhil/PhD) studies within the Centre in Fire and Hazards in areas of fire and explosion safety engineering, fire modelling, computational fluid dynamics and others.

 

 

Nuclear Engineering Science

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Nuclear engineering involves the design, construction, upgrading or maintenance and eventual decommissioning of nuclear facilities from reactors to waste treatment plants and more right across the nuclear fuel cycle.

Nuclear power offers significant advantages as a stable, effective and carbon neutral energy source from power generation to submarine propulsion. Nuclear power capacity is currently expanding with about 50 nuclear power plants under construction globally with more being planned.  This means that  the nuclear engineering workforce needs to grow to in order to deliver these programmes and to work on other challenges from newer efficient reactor designs such as ‘portable’ small modular reactors or the ultimate goal of nuclear fusion or safer alternatives to the standard uranium fuel cycle such as thorium.

We offer a comprehensive mechanical engineering based course combined with nuclear science aimed at graduate employment across the nuclear fuel cycle.   Our graduates can expect to work in nuclear engineering and other demanding safety conscious environments both nationally and internationally.

  • Industry Links - UCLan has developed strong relationships with the nuclear industry and supply chain, including Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, BAE Systems at Barrow, Westinghouse, Atkins, AMEC and Studsvik.
  • The course is augmented by industry guest lectures and site visits (subject to facility security clearance).
  • UCLan has been teaching nuclear science to local employers since the 1970s.

INDUSTRY LINKS

UCLan has developed strong relationships with the nuclear industry and supply chain, including Sellafield Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, BAE Systems at Barrow, Westinghouse, Atkins, AMEC and Studsvik.

The University of Central Lancashire has been teaching nuclear science to local employers since the 1970s. The course teaching team has jointly circa 80 years’ experience of working within the UK nuclear industries.  The course is augmented by industry guest lectures and site visits (subject to facility security clearance).

 

 

PLACEMENTS

This course offers an optional Industrial Placement which comes between the second and third years and is highly recommended. This 48 week placement with a nuclear company is assessed by portfolio and contributes to the course outcomes. You are responsible for identifying and winning the placement, but the University supports this via links to industry and training in application and interview skills.

Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your first two years learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability. The benefit of the experience gained during your placement is evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs. We will support you in preparation for this with placement seminars during the second year.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Students are assessed through a variety of methods including written coursework and examination or presentations.

The main teaching staff are:

  • Alison Robinson- course leader and senior lecturer specialising in nuclear waste management including geological disposal,
  • Dr Javad Yazdani- course leader for MSc Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards and UCLan NTEC lead, specialising in nuclear engineering and cybersecurity,
  • Dr Sandeep Kadam- lecturer/ researcher specialising in nuclear waste encapsulation,
  • Dr Parthiv Kavi- lecturer/ researcher specialising in nuclear chemistry,
  • Dr Jonathan Francis- Head of John Tyndall Institute for Nuclear Research, specialising in nuclear engineering.

The course is supported by nuclear research via UCLan Nuclear which incorporates the John Tyndall Institute for Nuclear Research.

UCLan is a member of the Nuclear Education Technology Consortium (NTEC) led by the University of Manchester where UCLan provides modules on nuclear decommissioning, waste and environmental management and the nuclear fuel cycle.

 

Software Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Develop software development skills in a practical hands-on way on this diverse course. You’ll cover a range of technologies - from mobile phones to enterprise applications - across the whole development lifecycle, from understanding requirements through to design and implementation and testing. In your first year, you’ll develop interactive games using 3D-graphics. In Year 2, you’ll work in a team to design and develop substantial, realistic applications. By Year 3, you’ll be ready to tackle complex, concurrent systems involving multiple, interacting components. Along the way, there’ll be opportunities to work on live projects for real clients - thoroughly preparing you for a rewarding career. 

  • Software Engineering at UCLan is 3rd in the UK and 1st in the North West for overall student satisfaction.  We are also ranked 1st in the North West for teaching, academic support and assessment & feedback - National Student Survey 2019.
  • After completing your second year, you can take a one-year industrial placement. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.
  • This course has accreditation leading to MBCS, CITP and partial CEng/CSci exemption from the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
  • There will be opportunities to work on live projects for real clients - preparing you for a rewarding career.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The common first year with other computing courses gives you the flexibility to transfer to other specialist courses, including Computer Networks and Security, Computer Games Development, or to broaden your interests by taking BSc (Hons) Computing.

You will develop programming and analysis skills and an understanding of computer and network technology. You will apply your software development skills to the challenge of developing interactive games using 3D graphics. You will practise the interpersonal skills necessary for effective software development: you must be able to work effectively with clients and other developers. You will explore the legal responsibilities of software developers. Since the first year is common with other courses in the School, it will help you to choose the most appropriate route for you.

You learn how to apply industry-standard software development techniques to traditional and distributed applications; to design efficient databases using a leading database management system; and to program effectively in Java and C++. You will study the practical techniques that should be part of every software engineer’s toolkit. Because they are part of many modern applications, you will study communications and networks. You will participate in a team-based software development project to apply your project management skills.

You enhance your programming skills, study C#, and learn to tackle the problems of complex, concurrent systems involving multiple interacting components. You develop the expertise to develop complex distributed applications, and broaden your expertise through a relevant option. You identify, plan and perform a substantial final year project to demonstrate your ability to create complex software applications. A module that will help you plan your career is available as an additional module, closely coordinated with a second year professional skills module.


 

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I work in quite a challenging development environment and need to draw on a wide knowledge base. My degree gave me the skills to never need to worry when faced with seemingly insurmountable problems. In addition, I enjoyed it!

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There are opportunities for additional software development experience through research internships, short placements, or grants to develop software. For instance, a small team of students developed a mobile application to support the Agile North conference, which is often hosted at the University. Students can participate in the conference alongside software developers from a range of industries who use agile techniques to ensure their software meets clients’ needs.

Graduates of this course have been employed by companies like Nokia, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, GCHQ and EA games, while others have started their own companies. One graduate, Claire Walsh, is now a software engineer working on releases of new software used to monitor and control assets at London Underground sites. 

 

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

We emphasise practical-based learning using purpose-built laboratories and the University's general computer rooms. Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things that would not be allowed on a public network: for example, configuring networks or database servers or testing system security. You will use a range of development environments and tools. Where possible, we make software available for use on your own PC. You will use an online learning environment to facilitate flexible learning. This environment enhances traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions by providing additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue learning independently. You will have directed work to do outside timetabled classes.

The course is assessed using individual coursework assignments, groupwork, presentations and exams, which may be seen or unseen. There is a practical emphasis with the main contribution to your degree classification coming from coursework.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course has CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional) accreditation leading to professional membership of the BCS and partial CEng accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. This is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS and the Engineering Council.

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OPPORTUNITIES

You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad

 

 

Manufacturing Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

The course is structured around engineering capabilities graduates require rather than traditional academic sub-disciplines. You will follow a coherent programme of study that allows you to draw in the relevant elements of manufacturing engineering regardless of where in the traditional "map" of the subject they lie.

The Manufacturing Engineering degree is based on Mechanical Engineering fundamentals combined with specialist modules in Automated Production and Advanced Manufacturing. In addition to fundamental elements such as mechanics, materials, CAD/CAE/CAM and operations management, students also develop skills in user needs, business plan development and (at MEng level) social, legal and professional ethics considerations. The BEng project presents an opportunity to integrate learning across the course, while the MEng includes a higher-level project that enables students to demonstrate application of their knowledge at a professional level, and a group project that develops and demonstrates their ability to work within a team. The latter experience that is highly valued in industry.

  • Engineering at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • You will have the opportunity to join a range of clubs including the Manufacturing Club, the Mechatronics Club and the Innovation Club. Through these clubs students get the opportunity to learn new skills, enter international competitions and form strong bonds with students and staff.
  • You’ll have access to extensive manufacturing facilities, as well as our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre meaning you’ll gain the practical engineering expertise to get noticed by employers.
  • The course is linked with the Advanced Manufacturing Technology research centre and the Jost Institute of Tribotechnology, providing a collaborative working environment within a vibrant, research-active community.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

FACILITIES

Engineering Innovation Centre | Additive Manufacturing Lab | CNC Workshops Composites Workshop Civil Engineering Labs | 3D Scanning Jost Institute for Tribotechnology, Computer and Technology Building

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

Industrial Placement is a 48 week placement with a company which is assessed by portfolio and contributes to the course outcomes. You are responsible for identifying and winning the placement, but the University supports this via links to industry and training in application and interview skills.

Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever and due to the broad and very diverse nature of Manufacturing Engineering, a variety of career options are available to you, including careers in aerospace, the automotive industry, biotechnology, computing and electronics, energy conversion, the Ministry of Defence and research development. If you’re interested in the applied scientific and mathematical aspects of the discipline, you can carry on into a career in research and teaching.

 

 

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Those choosing a placement route spend a year in industry in their second or third year. For those interested in a career in research and academia they may choose to enrol on our Additive Manufacturing MSc or undertake a PhD.

For those already employed and are looking to upskill or retrain we offer a degree apprenticeship version of the course linked to the Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship Standard.

 

Accounting and Finance

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,491.
  • Duration 4 Years.

This is one of the best paths into the accounting profession and combines a rigorous academic programme with technical training. Accounting and Finance at UCLan has accreditation from a number of prestigious professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You’ll develop your intellectual capacity, analytical skills and have a strong knowledge and understanding of accounting, enabling you to work in audit, tax and accountancy businesses as well as in financial functions within other organisations.

  • Accounting at UCLan is 1st in the UK for learning opportunities and 1st in the North West for teaching quality - National Student Survey 2019.
  • This course provides valuable insight into the nature of the accounting process and its varied applications in business, including subjects that are fundamental to understanding an enterprise’s financial position.
  • The programme recognises the challenges and limitations encountered by placing excessive reliance upon financial information in decision-making, acknowledging the subjectivity and flexibility needed in best practice.
  • Put theory into practice with the opportunity to take an optional 48-week industry paid placement, in the UK or overseas.

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

It provides the perfect basis to move forward to becoming a chartered accountant.

 

 

  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance will provide you with a valuable insight into the nature of the accounting process and its varied applications in business life. It includes subjects which are fundamental to an understanding of the financial position of an enterprise and equally importantly examines other disciplines which recognise that business success cannot simply be measured in financial terms.
  • The course recognises the challenges and limitations encountered by placing excessive reliance upon financial information as the major source of information for business and personal decisions. The subjectivity and flexibility which underlies much financial and management information is examined and their consequences explored.
  • You will also have the option to study your second year at our Cyprus campus.
  • Take advantage of the optional 48-week paid placement within industry in Year 3. Providing a great opportunity to experience the real work and put theory into practice in a professional business environment.
  • Added value is included within the course in the form of practical Sage and SAP workshops.

 

 

  • This programme is aimed at students who wish to gain accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the fastest growing, most supportive gateway to your career in accountancy, finance, business and management. The ACCA Qualification will arm you with the skills and experience to build a successful career anywhere in the world. With strong presence in 181 countries around the world, your skills will be in demand internationally.
  • ACCA offers you flexibility through unique option papers. This gives a broad, yet thorough set of skills as well as an opportunity to specialise in whichever area you wish, from audit to management accounting. You don’t have to choose your specialism until later in your studies, giving you time to decide where your interests lie.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have strong links with industry to enrich your learning, including RSM – a local accountancy firm that visits UCLan periodically to present and speak to students about careers in practice and the key skills required to succeed as Chartered Accountants. Astute Wealth Management, a local Financial Services company, periodically presents and speak to students about careers in the Financial Services Sector.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Accounting and Finance at UCLan has accreditation from a number of prestigious professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

All students have the opportunity to study at the UCLan Cyprus Campus on completion of year 1 (or Year 2 for Foundation Entry) or to undertake a work placement at the end of year 2 (Year 3 for Foundation Entry).

Graduates usually go on to work in industry, commerce and the public sector as accountants or finance officers.

Graduates can complete their ACCA professional qualification at UCLan on the MSc Accounting (ACCA).

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies.

Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. All module final assessment, with the exception of the Introduction to Personal & Professional Practice module, are in the form of written exams. Assessment weighting for each module is typically, 30% Coursework, 70% exam.

During your first year you will, on average, attend between 14 and 16 hours of formal study per week. In the second and final year attendance will typically be between 12 -14 hours per week. During the optional placement you follow the normal work pattern of your chosen company.

Many of the tutors are chartered accountants with years of industry experience and several hold PhDs.

The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

Accounting and Financial Studies

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,491.
  • Duration 3 Years.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Studies will provide you with a valuable insight into the nature of the accounting process and its varied applications in business life. It includes subjects which are fundamental to an understanding of the financial position of an enterprise and equally importantly examines other disciplines which recognise that business success cannot simply be measured in financial terms.

The course recognises the challenges and limitations encountered by placing excessive reliance upon financial information as the major source of information for business and personal decisions. The subjectivity and flexibility which underlies much financial and management information is examined and their consequences explored.

You will also have the option to study your second year at our Cyprus campus.

Take advantage of the optional 48-week paid placement within industry in Year 3. Providing a great opportunity to experience the real work and put theory into practice in a professional business environment.

This course provides a sound understanding of accounting and financial studies for students interested in a financial or related consultancy career within the accountancy profession, industry or commerce. It would also be of interest to those seeking to service these industries, such as a career in information systems development. The course can provide the education, skills and experiences needed by financially astute professionals, with these professionals able to go on to make real changes and contributions to businesses, without qualifying as an accountant first.

  • Accounting at UCLan is 1st in the UK for learning opportunities and 1st in the North West for teaching quality  - National Student Survey 2019.
  • The course takes a realistic view of accounting and financial studies by recognising the challenges and limitations of placing excessive reliance on financial information for business and personal decisions.
  • The subjectivity and flexibility which underlies financial and management information is examined and their consequences explored to provide you with a deep and functional understanding.
  • Put theory into practice with the opportunity to take an optional 48-week industry paid placement, in the UK or overseas.

INDUSTRY LINKS

We have strong links with industry to enrich your learning, including RSM – a local accountancy firm that visits UCLan periodically to present and speak to students about careers in practice and the key skills required to succeed as Chartered Accountants. Astute Wealth Management, a local Financial Services company, periodically presents and speak to students about careers in the Financial Services Sector.

OPPORTUNITIES

All students have the opportunity to study Abroad on completion of year 1 or to undertake a work placement at the end of year 2.

Graduates usually go on to work in industry, commerce and the public sector as finance officers.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies.

Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. Module assessment will be varied and industry relevant.

During your first year you will, on average, attend between 14 and 16 hours of formal study per week. In the second and final year attendance will typically be between 12 -14 hours per week.

Many of the tutors are chartered accountants with years of industry experience and several hold PhDs.

The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

 

Acting

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,491.
  • Duration 3 Years.

An established, unique and highly practical Actor training programme, delivered by industry professionals in a diverse university setting.

UCLan’s BA (Hons) Acting degree prepares you for a range of employment and vocational opportunities as a professional actor in Theatre, TV, Film and Radio/Voice Work along with community arts; the entertainment and media industry; and further academic study. This degree covers key areas such as; movement & vocal techniques, rehearsal processes, textual analysis skills, acting for theatre, radio and screen; professional preparation along with contextual knowledge, research skills and creative and devising skills.

Our Acting degree course is highly practical and all of the work students engage in is directed towards performance, the majority of which is presented in the public domain. You will appear in directed, public performances in your second and third year and in Graduate Showcases in Manchester and London. The BA (Hons) Acting course has now established itself within the industry as a unique alternative to traditional drama school training. Graduates from this course are eligible for Equity and Spotlight membership.

  • Drama at UCLan is ranked 2nd in the North West for Learning Resources, 3rd in the North West for Assessment and Feedback & the BA Acting achieved 100% Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019.
  • Dance and Drama at UCLan are nationally ranked in the UK top 20 according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Our students appear in directed, public performances during their second and third year and in Graduate Showcases in Manchester and London.
  • Graduates include Mandip Gill who plays Doctor Who companion Yasmin, Freddie Bolt – Reece Murgatroyd in Ackley Bridge and Alexa Lee -  Sadie Cressington in Hollyoaks.
  • On average 60% of graduates find agents immediately after appearing in our showcases.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The BA (Hons) Acting degree at UCLan is one of the newest acting courses in the UK, with a growing reputation both regionally and nationally as a unique training ground for actors. It's a production-based course that develops the practical skills and knowledge required to work in the field of Acting, Performance and Theatre as well as your creative potential, so that you can maximise your engagement with a huge variety of opportunities.

All Acting students work with teachers who are themselves professional practitioners in a range of disciplines including acting, directing, singing and vocal practice, movement, and TV production. Staff are also engaged in academic research at home and abroad.

The course is 85% practical. All practical elements are contextualised by theatre studies which will provide you with the level of knowledge, analysis and evaluation expected of an honours graduate. You will also have the opportunity to develop the skills and attributes needed in order to devise original creative works in theatre.

TOP REASONS TO STUDY ACTING AT UCLAN

  • Practice-based - with the majority of study being in workshops and the majority of assessment occurring through performance or presentations. We emphasise the importance of performance technique within creative study.
  • Vocational - career relevant study with input from the profession into the design content and delivery of the courses, as well as modules that focus specifically on career planning and preparation; live projects occur throughout all courses.
  • Taught by practitioners - all the course tutors are practising performing artists, all with national and in some cases international reputations; in addition to these permanent staff we have a programme of specialist inputs from visiting practitioners and lecturers.
  • Production-based - much of the work students will engage in is directed towards performance, much of it presented in the public domain.
  • Underpinned by research - all staff are active academic researchers and we have built study of research skills and methodologies into all of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Modularised - with clear targets, objectives and assessment criteria and supported by regular tutorial and feedback sessions.
  • Underpinned by a student support system - this includes a number of technical and administration staff, student counsellors, careers staff, as well as ITC and library resources, and a broad range of technical and learning resources specific to the performing arts.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Level 1 prepares students in each of the core disciplines that will be followed throughout the programme, movement, voice and contextual studies. You will develop expressive potential and develop the disciplines of an on-going daily practice and at the same time develop the capacity for receiving and offering constructive criticism. Study at this level takes the form of improvisation, play, active analysis and discussion rather than formal direction. You will develop key study skills and the ability to research background material.

At Level 2, you will develop all of these practices. You will work with contemporary texts, study acting for the camera and acting for radio. You will create work using disciplines derived from a number of body-based practices such as Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Viewpoints, clown, ensemble acting, along with extended voice practice. The year’s work culminates in a public performance.

As you prepare to go into the industry, your final year also includes acting for the camera, and audition technique. You will practice filmed auditions, devise and perform original work, prepare audition pieces, develop your own website and present public performances. All these skills mean that you will be well equipped for a broad range of performing arts associated careers. The year also includes opportunities to take part in Showcases in Manchester and London.

 

 

EMPLOYABILITY AND INDUSTRY LINKS WITH INTERACTIVE

The BA (Hons) Acting is a dynamic industry driven course. Throughout your three years you will also have opportunities to take part in extra -curricular activities and projects through interactive, which has been designed to not only encourage students and graduates to be pro-active in creating their own work but also to provide industry experience; extra training opportunities and give support and advice. Through interactive we will urge you to stay in touch with UCLan Acting during your first years in the industry for professional advice/guidance, audition-coaching, use of facilities and collaboration on creative projects.

Most graduates from this course choose a career in acting. The course has an impressive track record and a growing reputation for producing young screen actors, three recent graduates have appeared as regular characters in two of the nation’s leading soap opera’s. On average, fifty percent of graduates find agents immediately after appearing in our showcases and many have gone on to work with some of the UK’s leading company’s including; the Royal Exchange Theatre, The RSC, The National Theatre, Volcano Theatre Company, BBC, ITV and Channel Four. In addition, several graduates have formed Theatre Companies; created their own work and received Arts Council of England funding.

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors.

Performance lies at the heart of the teaching and learning experience. Training techniques include Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Classical Acting and Acting for the Camera. Practical work is contextualised by theatre studies and underpinned by the level of knowledge, analysis and evaluation expected of an honours graduate.

Course delivery is modular, with 7 modules in total. 85% of the programme delivery is practical and based upon workshop sessions. The majority of assessment is practical based and made up from Formative assessment, Summative assessment and Self and peer-assessment. All practical assessment to be accompanied by a supporting document or viva voce. There are no written examinations.

Performance lies at the heart of the teaching and learning experience. Training techniques include Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Classical Acting and Acting for the Camera. Practical work is contextualised by theatre studies and underpinned by the level of knowledge, analysis and evaluation expected of an honours graduate.

Course delivery is modular, with 7 modules in total. 85% of the programme delivery is practical and based upon workshop sessions. The majority of assessment is practical based and made up from Formative assessment, Summative assessment and Self and peer-assessment. All practical assessment to be accompanied by a supporting document or viva voce. There are no written examinations.

CJAM

Final year undergraduate and postgraduate Performance students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual cJAM employability event.  cJAM shakes-up the traditional career fair format and gives UCLan students face-to-face time with up to 30 successful industry professionals all of whom have come to the event with the offer of valuable work placement opportunities.  The cJAM event format consists of four main components:

  • Students hear from keynote industry speakers who share their personal career journey and how they got to where they are now.
  • The industry Q&A session allows students to ask questions to gain further advice and insight.
  • Informal networking opportunities during the breaks and lunch.
  • The key element of cJAM is the giant speed meeting session.  The students have eight minutes one-to-one time to meet with selected industry guests to try and win a placement. Students can choose to talk about an idea, their reasons for wanting a placement with that particular company or to showcase their enthusiasm, skills and talent.  Immediately following the speed meeting session, placements are decided on and the event closes with all the winning students being presented with their awards.

 

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

All acting students are supported by teachers who are themselves professional practitioners in a range of disciplines and all lecturers have industry experience. The course has links with employers, agents and casting directors in the region.

 

OUR FACILITIES

Our Acting course is delivered in the Media Factory and St. Peter’s Arts Centre. The Media Factory is a multi-million pound, purpose-designed hub for Performing Arts and Media Students. It houses state of the art industry standard facilities including; TV studios; a large fixed exterior street set; digital editing suites; radio studios; motion capture suite; green screen and professionally equipped studio theatre spaces; rehearsal rooms and Mac and PC computer suites. These resources are provided to help students respond to a rapidly changing employment landscape. Students have 24/7 access to the Media Factory and its resources. St. Peter’s Arts Centre is a beautiful converted church at the centre of the campus. It contains a fully equipped performance space and is used by Acting students for teaching and final year productions.

Animation

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,491.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Our award-winning Animation degree covers stop motion, 2D animation and 3D digital animation that will help you develop the practical skills and technical expertise you need to create your own film by the end of the course. You will be encouraged to express your own creativity and ideas and thanks to our close links with employers, there’s the chance to work on ‘live’ projects from industry so that you know your skills are relevant – taught by industry professionals who all currently work in their specialist areas will guide you to create a professional body of work that puts you in line with industry demand for which UCLan is one of only few institutions in the country to have a tailor-made programme that suites you.

  • UCLan Animation students have been North West Royal Television Society Student Award winners eight times regionals and 1 win in the nationals.
  • The University is one of only four institutions in the country to provide Skillset funded training for professional animators in CelAction software.
  • Through working on live client briefs for organisations such as the NHS and Preston City Council, you will gain vital employability skills.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Our BA (Hons) Animation degree is a unique course designed to help you create animated characters and narrative that not only capture the imagination of an audience but have an awareness of the social and cultural place within that art form. This distinctive course is rooted in creative thinking and self-expression accompanied by a good technical knowledge of current industry practices, including script writing, character design, storyboarding, animating, editing and sound design.

Animation at UCLan enjoys an excellent reputation and, for the past six years, our students have been winners of Royal Television Society regional prizes.  By working on ‘live’ client briefs for organisations such as the NHS and Preston City Council, you will gain vital employ-ability skills such as knowledge of how to work with a client and overcoming hurdles met by professional animators. Animation is flourishing due to government support and, thanks to UCLan’s close proximity to MediaCityUK, there’s no better place to study animation.

OPPORTUNITIES

Students from this course have gone on to win various awards including the Royal Television Society Award and Redbull Awards. Our graduates enjoy careers as animators, model-makers, editors, directors, script writers, set designers, and sound designers.

Charlotte Blacker won the RTS award for best undergraduate film in the country; she has worked for Loose Moose and now is teaching our course in Hebei University, China. Her graduation film the 'Little Red Plane' has been shown in various films festivals, including The Children’s Festival in New York. She is much in demand in the USA for series work and short animated films.

Other graduates have gone onto to work at companies such as Nintendo, The Factory, McKinnon and Saunders, Sony Pictures, TT Games, Soccer Manager, the BBC and many others.


 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Tuition is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and student-centred practice within the workshops and filming facility. Staff contact time is 10 hours per week per double module, and you may access facilities from 8am to 8pm daily.

Assessment is 100 per cent coursework. including group work and formative assessment. The module culminates in a final assessment at which all work produced during the module will be presented.

 

 


CHECK OUT OUR INDUSTRY LINKS

We have developed the course so that it aligns itself better with industry demand and recognises the gaps within the sector. The course is designed to maximise your way forward into the entertainment and media industry and we work together with studios and professionals to provide opportunities for our students to kickstart their career.

You are given opportunities to work on individual projects, as well as group 'live briefs' for real companies. Some students have been offered work placements and have landed full-time work as a result.

OUR COURSE FACILITIES

Course teaching is supported by fantastic animation facilities and studios catering for CGI, stop frame, 2D, illustrative, set building, model-making and sound recording, editing, and sound design.

Dedicated facilities for animation include: Base Room 1 that includes a teaching area and 4 stop motion studios with lighting rigs, Base Room 2 fitted with high spec PC’s running specialist software like Toonboom, Dragonframe, Maya, Zbrush, Adobe creative and more. 3 more stop motion studio spaces, 2 edit suites housing high end PCs and Wacom Cintiqs. A Cintiq Suite fitted in with high spec PCs with 3 24” Wacom Cintiqs, 2 rostrum suites for traditional animation and stop motion, 3D printing and scanning suite, Sound recording studio and a mini workshop.

Dedicated and specialist equipment includes 24” Wacom Cintiqs, 13” Cintiq for loans, Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras, graphic tablets, camera lenses, lightboxes and more.

Applied Science (Foundation Entry)

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 4 Years.

This programme will give you the necessary background knowledge needed for progression on to a variety of science-based degrees at UCLan.  Studying modules in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and Skills for Science, the foundation year will give you the essential knowledge and understanding to facilitate your study at degree level.

The foundation entry year will provide you with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science and enable you to gain key practical skills in our modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratory facilities.  It will support and encourage you to develop your critical thinking and give you the confidence to apply your knowledge and understanding as you progress to your undergraduate degree.

Once you have been accepted on to the foundation course, you do not need to make an additional application in order to progress on to your chosen degree programme in the Faculty of Science & Technology (although entry requirements apply for degrees in the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science).

  • The course provides an interesting and stimulating grounding in science.
  • You’ll develop the necessary theoretical and practical skills needed to support degree-level study at university.
  • Successful completion enables progression on to one of a range of science courses at UCLan.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

There will be a variety of assessments across all subjects, including an oral presentation, laboratory reports, multiple-choice tests, a poster presentation, examinations etc.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES AND AIMS

The aims of the Foundation Entry Degree in Applied Science are:

  • To provide students with an interesting and stimulating grounding in science and enable students to possess the necessary skills to support study at university.
  • To provide a foundation in the essential knowledge and understanding of theoretical and practical science skills to facilitate study at degree level at university.
  • To support and encourage students to appropriately apply a range of basic scientific concepts and techniques and to build the necessary skill set to enable students to become university learners.
  • To develop in students a range of skills to support information gathering at degree level and the ability to present information in an appropriate format.
  • To encourage students to develop systematic and critical thinking skills necessary for university level study.
  • To build self-confidence through self-assessment and reflective practices and allow students to develop and build on their employability skills.
  • To give students the confidence and competence to apply a range of skills to subject related topics that will underpin their development towards university level study.

The course aims to give you the skills and knowledge to progress onto one of a range of science courses at the University .

ACADEMIC EXPERTISE

The academic staff that will be teaching you are all highly qualified and specialists in the areas that they teach. All staff are engaged in research and/or scholarly activity which helps enrich your experiences with cutting-edge knowledge.

Arts and Design (Foundation Entry)

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 4 Years.

This is the perfect course if you wish to take a degree in art and design but are not sure which path to follow or you know which path to follow but want to improve your opportunity of gaining a good degree and realising your full potential.

If you wish to take a degree in art and design but do not possess the qualifications or experience required for year 1 entry, this foundation entry year will help you achieve your goal.

This route provides guaranteed progression to a range of degree programmes with specialist provision covering 3D design, 2D design, fine art and commercial art. Once you are on the foundation entry route there is no need to make an additional application and there will be no interviews for entry to progress to year one of your chosen degree. 

Excellent, purpose-built studio and workshop facilities with dedicated full-time teaching staff and technicians.  There is a state of the art gallery space in the Hanover Building with a programme of contemporary art shows. All students have a base studio and facilities such as a wood metal and plaster workshops, professional garment manufacturing and digital design equipment on site.

  • The course provides guaranteed progression to our range of Fine Art, Fashion and Design degree programmes without the need for further applications or interviews.
  • UCLan has a purpose-built facility with dedicated full-time teaching staff and technicians for foundation entry students.
  • You will have access to a state-of-the-art gallery space in the Hanover Building with a programme of contemporary art shows.
 
Biomedical Science

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories, this course involves the study of health and disease and provides an in-depth understanding of how the human body functions during normal and diseased states. You’ll develop a range of laboratory based and theoretical skills associated with sound scientific practice. As a graduate you can work in diagnostic pathology laboratories, biomedical research or the bioscience industry.

  • Fully accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) for over 10 years.
  • State-of-the-art, industry-standard facilities including on-site scientific laboratories.
  • Taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists and biomedical scientists.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Our course covers all aspects of modern day biomedicine including biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology and molecular biology. We have a strong focus on practical experience ensuring that our graduates have real-world skills for a variety of careers both inside and outside of the laboratory.

In the first year of the course, you will study the fundamentals of bioscience, develop key laboratory skills and develop an understanding of bioscience in practice. In the second year, you will build on this knowledge to develop your understanding of biological processes and how these are disrupted in disease.  In the final year, you will chose from a range of specialist modules taught by professional biomedical scientists where you will develop detailed knowledge in specialist disciplines including haematology, microbiology and histopathology.

You will also carry out a laboratory-based research project that will draw upon the expertise of our academic staff currently working in the areas of pain, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Autism, drug addiction.

FACILITIES

Our state-of-the-art practical and research laboratories constantly evolve to ensure they are in line with modern practice, having recently been further enhanced by our impressive purpose-built JB Firth Building.

 

 

POST-MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY

 

 

MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

 

 

TISSUE CULTURE LABORATORY

 

 


OPPORTUNITIES

We believe that the research activities of our staff enhance our teaching and enrich the learning experience of our students. There are strong links between our undergraduate provision and our research; all of our courses are shaped by research-informed teaching, and our Centre for Research-Informed Teaching offers bursaried internship programmes to encourage those completing undergraduate courses to consider a research career. Those undertaking internship programmes are supervised by research-active staff.

 

 

Kansas University

 

 

Biomedical Science trip to Kansas University

UCLan funded eight students from the biomedical science course to travel to Kansas, USA and visit their university and medical centre. The students were selected out of a number of applications based on how they felt the trip would benefit them and their learning. 

The students met a wide range of biomedical scientists including: a urology research team investigating the effect of drugs on signalling pathways relevant to prostatic cancer  and were privileged to observe a surgical team in action; two of these were neurosurgery and a third group were able to view the anatomy of the intestinal cavity during a hysterectomy operation. Read more

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Teaching on the course comprises a diverse range of methods and styles including lectures, tutorials, seminars, computer-based learning, case studies and laboratory practicals. As well as the traditional methods of teaching, e-learning (based around a virtual learning environment) and problem-based learning techniques will be used.

Assessments are by a combination of examinations, essays, data handling and interpretation, log-books, practical reports, project reports, poster and oral presentations allowing a full range of skills to be developed.

 

 


CERISE HARRIS

 

 

 

After graduating from the Biomedical Science degree and then the BDS Dentistry course at UCLan, Cerise went straight into her first job as a dentist in the NHS in Kent.

"Studying dentistry at UCLan gave me a lot of clinical experience which I think made the transition into my first job quite easy and not too stressful." After spending a year working as a dentist, Cerise gained a job as a Dental Core Trainee in an Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Department at a hospital in Kent, where she supports the staff on the ward and the consultants when in Theatre.

 

 


PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).


EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can work in diagnostic and pathology laboratories in hospitals and other medical institutions or work in areas such as toxicology. They can also pursue careers in research (postgraduate study), teaching and marketing or management within biomedical-related industries. Graduates have also gone on to pursue further studies in dentistry or medicine.

The Institute of Biomedical Science accredits all our courses – this is essential for employment in hospital pathology laboratories. Approximately 60% of our full-time graduates go onto work within the NHS and over 90% of our sandwich students gain employment within the NHS.

We have a graduate who is a trainee medical scientist at Leeds Teaching Hospital whilst others are biomedical scientists at hospitals such as Royal Blackburn Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital, Royal Bolton Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospital and Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Other graduates are employed by universities as research associates.

 

Business and Marketing

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,491.
  • Duration 4 Years.

This degree course has a distinct emphasis on practical learning and you’ll develop core business skills in key areas such as problem solving, decision making, team working and communications. You are encouraged to put theory into practice and will have the option of undertaking a one year paid placement, as well as short-term internships. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in some consultancy practice ensuring you have the awareness and skills to succeed in the changing world of business. 

  • Management Studies at UCLan is 1st in the North West and in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction. We are also 3rd in the North West for assessment and feedback - National Student Survey 2019.
  • Compulsory modules provide a broad grounding in contemporary business and management, which combined with your choice of option modules provides a bespoke and extensive learning experience.
  • Put theory into practice with the opportunity to take an optional 48-week industry paid placement, in the UK or overseas.
  • Our strong business network of local and national businesses is ready to enrich and benefit your learning, including guest speaker events in conjunction with accreditation bodies.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The Business and Management programme has an optional sandwich year within the degree programme with the goal of producing capable, employable graduates. The programme has an equal focus on the principles of business and management. In addition the course provides scope to explore options to enhance your career.

 

The programme content is dynamic, evolving as business issues change to ensure you’ll have the awareness and skills to succeed in the changing world of business.

 

Business and Management aims to develop an understanding of how organisations operate and the importance of effective management. Throughout the degree students will develop practical managerial and communication skills and decision making. Students also have an opportunity to study modules in International Business.

You will develop knowledge and skills with a broad understanding in the underpinning theories of business and management. By the end of the programme you will be an independent learner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about your future career.

 

The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

 

The Business School, UCLan

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.

Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation or company project. Exams account for no more than 50 per cent of the final mark (with exception of the accounting modules).

You will, on average, attend between 12 and 14 hours of formal study per week. In further years attendance will vary depending on which options are chosen but typically between 10-12 hours per week. During the optional placement you follow the normal work pattern of your chosen company.

 

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS

We have a strong business network between local and national businesses which you will benefit from, for example, there is an opportunity to attend guest speaker events, which are organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM). The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. The School also offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

We are renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills. This course offers a 48-week work placement opportunity where you will have the chance to work in a real business and gain vital work experience that will assist you in gaining employment when you graduate. In addition, you will have further opportunities for real-world work experience through short internships, volunteering and much more. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad and take some of your modules at our Cyprus campus. We offer a unique travel bursary fund where you can apply for funding to pay for your international study experience. Because of the equal focus on business and management our graduates are highly employable in a wide range of business areas throughout industry, commerce, the public sector and other non-profit making organisations.
 


Business and Management

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,490.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This degree course has a distinct emphasis on practical learning and you’ll develop core business skills in key areas such as problem solving, decision making, team working and communications. You are encouraged to put theory into practice and will have the option of undertaking a one year paid placement, as well as short-term internships. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in some consultancy practice ensuring you have the awareness and skills to succeed in the changing world of business. 

  • Management Studies at UCLan is 1st in the North West and in the UK top 10 for overall student satisfaction. We are also 3rd in the North West for assessment and feedback - National Student Survey 2019.
  • Compulsory modules provide a broad grounding in contemporary business and management, which combined with your choice of option modules provides a bespoke and extensive learning experience.
  • Put theory into practice with the opportunity to take an optional 48-week industry paid placement, in the UK or overseas.
  • Our strong business network of local and national businesses is ready to enrich and benefit your learning, including guest speaker events in conjunction with accreditation bodies.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The Business and Management programme has an optional sandwich year within the degree programme with the goal of producing capable, employable graduates. The programme has an equal focus on the principles of business and management. In addition the course provides scope to explore options to enhance your career.

 

The programme content is dynamic, evolving as business issues change to ensure you’ll have the awareness and skills to succeed in the changing world of business.

 

Business and Management aims to develop an understanding of how organisations operate and the importance of effective management. Throughout the degree students will develop practical managerial and communication skills and decision making. Students also have an opportunity to study modules in International Business.

You will develop knowledge and skills with a broad understanding in the underpinning theories of business and management. By the end of the programme you will be an independent learner with the skills, knowledge and experience to make informed decisions about your future career.

 

The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

The Business part of the degree provides concepts and techniques that are relevant to a wide range of business problems and situations. You will cover an overview of various contextual elements of Business Law, Economics and Finance and Human Resource Management.

In Final Year the focus is on exploring contemporary issues in business management, globalisation and strategy. The Management part of the degree provides an opportunity to learn about the range of ideas, models and theories that underpin contemporary management. The course progresses firstly providing a general appreciation of management theory, following with concentration on managing change and research skills and the Final Year explores strategic management.

Students will have the option of a paid placement in industry. In the final year students can choose a dissertation or company based project to further enhance practical application of classroom ideas to the 'real' world.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.

Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation or company project. Exams account for no more than 50 per cent of the final mark (with exception of the accounting modules).

You will, on average, attend between 12 and 14 hours of formal study per week. In further years attendance will vary depending on which options are chosen but typically between 10-12 hours per week. During the optional placement you follow the normal work pattern of your chosen company.

 

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS

We have a strong business network between local and national businesses which you will benefit from, for example, there is an opportunity to attend guest speaker events, which are organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM). The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. The School also offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

We are renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills. This course offers a 48-week work placement opportunity where you will have the chance to work in a real business and gain vital work experience that will assist you in gaining employment when you graduate. In addition, you will have further opportunities for real-world work experience through short internships, volunteering and much more. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad and take some of your modules at our Cyprus campus. We offer a unique travel bursary fund where you can apply for funding to pay for your international study experience. Because of the equal focus on business and management our graduates are highly employable in a wide range of business areas throughout industry, commerce, the public sector and other non-profit making organisations.
 

 

"We had the opportunity to visit India which we all thoroughly enjoyed and were able to see various places in Delhi and visit Chitkara University in Chandigarh. To all students within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, I would definitely recommend you to apply to LaunchPad as the programme has so much to offer."

Naazira Bedekar

 


Chemistry

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

UCLan's Chemistry degree course is entirely unique. As well as giving you a solid, practical, laboratory-based foundation in all the traditional elements of physical, inorganic, organic and analytical chemistry, a strong emphasis is placed on the sustainable modern practices that have revolutionised chemicals manufacture and given rise to the term ‘Green Chemistry.’ Graduates from this course will be better prepared than most to understand the new environmentally-friendly systems and processes the chemical industry is adopting - making you much more employable than most, too.

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UCLan Chemistry was ranked 2nd in the UK in the Guardian 2020 University Guide

  • Top for value added in the Guardian League Table 2019 – helping every chemistry student achieve his or her full potential.
  • Latest DLHE 2016/17 results show 100% of BSc leavers were in employment, further study or training six months after completion of their course.
  • Gain hands-on experience classes in the state-of-the-art JB Firth Building, including advanced analytical instruments, eg mass spectrometers, NMRs, electron microscopes, HPLC.

FURTHER INFORMATION

 


 

The issue of sustainability and the impact of our daily lives on the environment is of ever-increasing concern. In order to meet the demands of a sustainable future the chemical industry is adopting new, more environmental-friendly processes which have resulted in the term "Green Chemistry".

At UCLan, however, we tend not to think about chemistry in terms of separate branches of chemistry, instead we prefer to adopt a more interdisciplinary approach. Consequently, modules are designed to combine elements of organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry to provide cohesive units that demonstrate the interdependence of each. The same is true of laboratory classes where experiments are designed such that you will utilise a number of concepts and techniques in order to study chemical processes.

 

UCLan's Chemistry degree course provides an important understanding of our world and how it works. Through an understanding of the chemistry of materials we can design and manufacture drugs to fight disease; computer chips to enhance communication; pesticides to protect our health and crops; fertilizers to grow abundant food; fuels for transportation; fibres to provide comfort and variety in clothes; plastics to package food and replace worn-out body parts; and much, much more. However it is becoming increasingly more apparent if we are to continue to enjoy the lifestyle which is so heavily reliant upon chemicals then we will have to give more consideration to the impact that this has on our environment.

Chemistry-based research is focused on Materials Chemistry within the Centre for Materials Science. As a result, specialist areas in Materials Chemistry provide a focus for study in the final year and topics include nano-structured materials, surface science, and catalysis and polymer science.

 

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FACILITIES

UCLan's Chemistry degree is famous for its excellent facilities. We have impressive new laboratories housed within our purpose-built JB Firth Building, with state-of-the-art equipment including mass spectrometers, NMRs and electron microscopes to give you hands-on experience of the latest techniques.

 

 


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Chemistry Laboratory

 

 

Analytical Suite

 

 

Chemistry Research Laboratory

 

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Chemistry is heavily reliant upon practical skills; consequently practical classes have an important role in the delivery of the course. Practicals are designed to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. These increase in depth and complexity as the course progresses, taking the form of student initiated mini projects in the final year. This gradual change to a more student-initiated approach prepares you for the double module project in the final year. Throughout the course, theory is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars and supported via the practical sessions. Each module typically consists of six hours per week of contact time, however, it is anticipated that you will engage in approximately a further six hours of independent study per week per module studied. Modules are assessed through a combination of both coursework and examinations.

 

PLACEMENTS

This Chemistry degree course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry. Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your academic learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability.

The benefit of the experience gained during your placement is often evident in improved performance in the final year of the course, and when competing for graduate jobs. We will support you in preparation for this with advice, guidance and seminars run by your placement tutor and UCLan Careers, and you will plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.


“This year I started my first industrial placement. It is a 12-month placement and I hope to gain a lot of great experience working in industry and narrow down my ideas of what I might want to focus on in my career.”

Chloe Foster, MChem Chemistry (sandwich year in industry)


 

 

 

OUR OPPORTUNITIES

Our Chemistry degrees are underpinned by skills modules that not only allow you to develop your subject-specific skills but also focus on developing transferable skills, increasing your employability.

On graduating from University with a degree in Chemistry, the possibilities are almost endless. Careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and drink industries, in chemical research and development, are all obvious career paths and our graduates are highly sought after, but other possible careers include nanotechnology, environmental science, forensic science, biotechnology and teaching. And because so many of the skills you’ll learn are transferable, we have graduates working in accountancy and finance, law and even publishing.


"I have worked over summer on an area of chemistry I have become interested in - this involved being part of real-world research which improved my laboratory skills and allowed me to practically apply my laboratory skills gained within taught labs."

Connor Maguire, Chemistry, MChem (Hons) Student


 

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

Both BSc (Hons) Chemistry and MChem Chemistry courses have been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

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"The chemistry practicals and tutorials were really useful, especially as we work in smaller groups and get a lot of one-to-one help."

Building Surveying

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Develop the analytical and intellectual skills you need for a successful career in surveying on this hands-on course. Our stimulating, problem-solving approach engages you with the whole building surveying process, and not by simply sitting in a classroom with text books - you’ll spend time out and about in the local environment and on construction sites, gaining real world experience of the industry. Assessment of your work is balanced between the academic requirement of a degree and the practical nature of your chosen career - so, rather than write academic essays, you’ll be expected to produce reports and projects based on real-life scenarios.

  • The course is delivered flexibly, including part-time delivery just one day per week, allowing you to study whilst in employment.
  • The course has been recognised with triple accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).
  • You will also study alongside students on the construction project management, facilities management and quantity surveying degrees, allowing you to share knowledge.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The BSc (Hons) Building Surveying degree involves the identification, analysis, evaluation and subsequent solving of problems associated with the technological, economic and legal issues encountered in the field of building surveying. The importance for you to appreciate the significance of the subject matter in relation to your own particular working environment is considered to be fundamental.

The academic content of the Building Surveying course is approached in a manner which will encourage and develop an awareness of the contribution you are able to make in the improvement of both your employer’s interests and your own career prospects.

You’ll study alongside students on the construction management, quantity surveying and facilities management degrees, and can transfer to one of these programmes if you like at the end of the first year.

Our lecturers have practical experience and maintain close links to the profession and industry - and some of them are RICS Assessors of Professional Competence, geared-up to help you develop the skills you need to pass your Assessment of Professional Competence following graduation.

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

This delivery model enables the subject experts to share their knowledge and experience across degree programmes, enhancing the student experience. As an example, the specific building surveying content of the degree is delivered by five Chartered Building Surveyors with substantial experience in both academia and practice.

The professional knowledge and expertise of the staff delivering the programme are reflected in the coursework undertaken by students, which is often based upon real life projects and case studies, using a problem based learning approach for achieving the specific learning outcomes of the course. Staff have active research interests in conservation, regeneration, project management, sustainability and construction law and these interests are incorporated into the delivery of the degree.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Assessment of your work is balanced between the academic requirement of a degree and the practical nature of the profession. So think reports and projects based on real life scenarios rather than academic essays, along with individual and group presentations, laboratory experiments and examinations.

Teaching will not just be in the classroom with text books – we will take you out into the local environment and on construction sites so you will gain real exposure to the workplace. Expect plenty of team building activities to help you acquire the skills to develop successful working relationships.

 

 


OPPORTUNITIES

Professional recognition is one of the reasons our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects. The provision of both academic and practical experience, coupled with our close involvement with employers, produces graduates who are highly regarded in the workplace.

It will therefore come as no surprise that our graduates have secured employment in organisations such as BAE systems, Eric Wright Construction and EC Harris.


FACILITIES

  • Microcomputer laboratories
  • University central library and resources service
  • Specialist information centre
     

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which means you have the opportunity to progress to high level positions, including partner in a private practice, or senior manager in an organisation with a large property portfolio, for example the National Trust, dealing with historical buildings and environment.

 

 

Computer Games and Development

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Channel your love of computer games into your dream career at UCLan. This course will prepare you to work as part of a multi-skilled team, producing high quality, innovative and exciting games to tight deadlines. You’ll learn by doing, starting with a team challenge; an exciting project that integrates different technical aspects of computing. You’ll be using the high performance kit in our purpose-built Games Laboratory, and where possible, we make software available for use on your own PC so you can develop your own games. Throughout your studies, you’ll benefit from engagement in national and international competitions and research projects, and be taught by a passionate team of experienced lecturers, many of whom are still active and influential in the industry.

  • This course has accreditation leading to MBCS, CITP and partial CEng exemption from the British Computer Society (BCS).
  • You can take a one-year industrial placement. Most placements are UK-based, but have included Europe as well as Australia, Japan and the USA.
  • Our games development students have won the Games Programming award for the Aardvark Swift ‘Search for a Star’ nationwide competition four times in recent years.

Professional Accreditation

British Computing Society


Our courses have accreditation leading to (British Computer Society) MBCS, (Certified Information Technology Professional) CITP and partial CEng exemption from professional computing body The British Computer Society.*

*All our new computing courses have initial accreditation with BCS and will be fully accredited on completion of the first cohort.

 

 

Global Placement Opportunities

Global Placement Opportunities


We place a strong emphasis on your employability, and offer a one-year industry based placement after the completion of your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe and sometimes further afield such as Australia, Japan and the USA.  Placements have included companies such as D3T in Cheshire and Fujitsu in Germany. It is also possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad.

 

The BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development course will develop your programming abilities from the basics to the full set of skills needed to implement a complex interactive computer game. You’ll develop expertise in programming using C++, maths and problem solving - qualities that games companies want from graduates, but which are equally sought after in the wider software development industry. You will study computer graphics and artificial intelligence as well as game mechanics. You will learn about effective practical software development. You will learn about developing distributed software and software for mobile devices to widen the range of games you can develop. You will participate in a team project, developing and packaging a complete game. An important part of your final year is the individual project. A typical project might be to build your own renderer using DirectX and use it to demonstrate several shader techniques. Alternatively, you might develop an AI program to control groups of game entities, such as armies of soldiers.‘

PRODUCING AWARD WINNING STUDENTS

We have produced numerous finalists and winners at the Aardvark Swift ‘Search for a Star’ nationwide competition, judged by leading games industry representatives.

 

 

UCLan's Kyle Hobdey with Ian Goodall

2017 Search for the Star, Code winner Kyle Hobdey with Ian Goodall

 

 

 

John Green and Gareth Bellaby

2018 Games Programmer of the Year John Green and Gareth Bellaby

 

 

James Hutchinson and Gareth Bellaby

2018 Sumo Digital Rising Star Code Placement winner James Hutchinson and Gareth Bellaby

 


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Neil Osbaldeston - Junior Core Tech Programmer at D3T
Callum Humpage and Ryan Sheff - Fujitsu Placement, Germany

 

 


 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

We emphasise practical-based learning using purpose-built laboratories, particularly the high performance kit in our Games Laboratory, and the University's general computer rooms. Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things that would not be allowed on the public network. Where possible, we make software available for use on your own PC. You will use an on-line learning environment to facilitate flexible learning. This environment enhances traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions by providing additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue learning independently.

Individual coursework assignments, group work, seminar presentations and examinations (either seen or unseen). There is a practical emphasis with the main contribution to your honours classification coming from coursework rather than exams.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course has CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional) accreditation leading to professional membership of the BCS and partial CEng accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. This is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS and the Engineering Council.

 

 

EMPLOYABLITY

Did you know 95.5% of full-time, first-degree UK based graduates went into employment or further study within six months of graduation.*

Computer games developers work as part of a multi-skilled team to produce high quality, innovative and exciting products to tight deadlines. You’ll graduate with the full set of skills you need to create a complex, interactive computer game, and our students have gone on to work for companies like EA Games, Rockstar, Crytek, Lionhead, Rare, Evolution, Blitz, Bizarre, Capcom, Codemasters, Travellers Tales, Kuju, Juice, Steel Monkeys, Fuse Games, Pitbull, Playbox, Protirus, Logistix, Ruffian and Jagex.

Cyberpsychology

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Reliance upon, and use of technology has become part of our everyday lives.  Whether this is simply using online resources for shopping, healthcare or leisure or understanding the impact of new and emerging technology upon business, education and governance our digital lives are constantly increasing.  Consequently understanding the psychology of human interactions via a digital world, or our interactions with digital technologies has emerged as a new and exciting field: Cyberpsychology.

This is one of the UK’s first undergraduate Cyberpsychology degrees and draws upon the extensive links within the School of Psychology to deliver a course accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) for those graduating with at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree. As such this course covers all the core areas of the psychology that are required for progression to postgraduate study, and eventually Chartered Psychology status but does so with additional coverage of the new and exciting field of Cyberpsychology

Taught in world-class learning facilities (QS World Rankings) by enthusiastic, research active staff many of whom work within the field, our goal is to help you to fulfil your potential.  As part of the course fee we provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society, which ensures you are aware of the career prospects available to you and receive other benefits including the monthly magazine ‘The Psychologist’.

Employment prospects for those graduating from the course are expected to be high - currently the School sits amongst the top 25 nationally for psychology graduate employment in graduate level roles within six months of completing the course.

  • Combine core psychological knowledge with in-depth understanding of how humans behave in the digital world, with one of the first dedicated Cyberpsychology undergraduate degree courses in the UK.
  • Gain a BPS-accredited degree qualification, with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  • Learn from Cyberpsychologists within the School, as well as those working in related industries, such as Policing, National Defence, and Child Protection.

FACILITIES

The course is based in the School of Psychology in the purpose built Darwin Building.  This provides you with specialist teaching and research facilities that ensures that you learn not only the theoretical skills required of a Cyberpsychologist but also develop the practical application of these through a range of different laboratories.  You may use the Cognitive Psychology Complex (CPC) which includes eye-tracking, virtual reality and face-recognition labs or the Child Observation Suite (COS). Addition facilities will be used (where appropriate) such as the Clinical and Health Psychology Suite (CHPS), our Brain Imaging Laboratory (BiL) or the Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory (DCN).  The School may also draw upon additional facilities from the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences such as the state-of-the-art Hydra Minerva Suite.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The three year degree programme involves a mixture of lectures, seminars/workshops and laboratory classes (all of which can be experienced at one of our Applicant Days) and is delivered by staff who are often Chartered Members (C. Psychol) of the British Psychological Society meaning that they have developed the highest, recognised understanding of their area and continue to practice within their Chartered field. 

Where possible the assignments that you complete have been designed to replicate the tasks that you might undertake after graduation when working within Cyberpsychology or applying your psychological knowledge in a range of other employment situations.  We assess your skills and knowledge through a range of coursework and some examinations designed to permit you to demonstrate the understanding you have gained from the course.

 

 


 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

UCLan offers one of the largest paid, Undergraduate Research Intern Scheme (URIS) in UK universities.  This permits you to work, on cutting edge research projects, with staff over the summer.  This competitive scheme develops not only your understanding of material from your course, but will frequently lead to conference papers, peer-reviewed journal articles and in some cases trips to present the work overseas. 

Our International Travel Bursary scheme has been utilised by many students to visit locations overseas either for personal development or to enhance their learning.  In recent years students have visited the Dementia Village in Holland, climbed Kilimanjaro, assessed the Cognitive abilities of climbers at the Mount Everest basecamp, or visited Kenya, Italy, and the USA.

Eramus+ and visiting the Department of Psychology (part of the School of Sciences) at our campus in Cyprus are also options for students on this course. 

 

 

 

Whilst most students will continue to study cyberpsychology for the three years of the course, inherent in our course design is a flexibility that enables you to, should you wish, transfer to our other Psychology courses (PsychologyClinical PsychologyForensic Psychology, Neuropsychology or The Psychology of Child Development).  This ensures that as your goals, aspirations and interests develop that you graduate with the degree you need upon graduation which may not necessarily be the one you thought you needed when you first applied for the course.

Upon graduation many students are expected to progress to work within the newly emerging field of cyberpsychology or to progress to postgraduate training.  The job prospects, however, for psychology graduates in general are excellent with people entering a wide range of careers either directly or indirectly related to psychology: education, business, industry, NHS and related health providers.

Many students attracted to this course have also been interested in gaining the complimentary knowledge from the MSc Forensic Psychology as well as postgraduate opportunities in Cyberpsychology.

You may find it helpful to visit the British Psychological Society webpages where excellent careers advice is available. Please note all students on Psychology degrees at UCLan receive membership of the BPS as part of their course fee.

 

 


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OUR INDUSTRY LINKS

As with many of our psychology undergraduate and postgraduate courses we maintain links with employers through our careers events and the operation of an employer’s forum.  Some of the staff who will deliver on the course are practising psychologists working within the NHS or related sectors and therefore bring not only an academic perspective to your learning but the practical, applied skills of working within these sectors. The School also maintains strong links with patient groups, medical practitioners, allied health professionals, Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS), Police Forces, Local Education Authorities and professional sports organisations all or which regularly use Clinical Psychology or Clinical Psychologists in delivering their service.

The School will actively support students looking for placements (voluntary or as part of the course) to ensure that you graduate with the skills you need to pursue the career of your choice.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The course is accredited by the British Psychology Society which is the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the United Kingdom.  This means that the course quality, leadership, design and content, the resources (physical and staffing) and the selection and admissions policies have all been found to meet the standards demanded by the BPS.  Consequently the course fulfils the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS for those students graduating with a Lower Second Class Honours Degree or better.  Thus enabling progression to postgraduate training in psychology, and therefore enables graduates to pursue, in due course, eligibility for Chartered Membership of the Society (CPsychol).

Forensic Computing and Security

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Combine your interest in solving crimes with computing on this fascinating course which involves detecting, preserving and presenting evidence from computers and mobile devices. You’ll develop an understanding of hardware, operating systems and communications software, attention to detail, creative problem-solving and investigative skills and an appreciation of computer threats and counter-measures and relevant legal issues. Forensic analysts require a high level of technical expertise, an understanding of computer-related crime, an appreciation of relevant law, a methodical approach to investigation, and the ability to explain complex technical ideas simply. The skills you will develop on this course can lead to careers in digital forensic analysis or in systems management and computer security.

  • Take part in our Evidence Acquisition Challenge – an industry expert challenges you to gain access to digital evidence from old and potentially obsolete devices, within short business deadlines.
  • Benefit from expert witness training providing an insight into the court system. You will defend your own expert reports in a Moot Court setting.
  • Learn from our ‘Laboratory of Security and Forensic Research in Computing’ (SAFeR Lab@UCLan) which performs internationally recognised security and forensic research combining insights from academia and industry.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

We emphasise practical-based learning using purpose-built laboratories and the University's general computer rooms. Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things that would not be allowed on a public network, e.g. configuring networks, exploring computer viruses or testing system security. We use the specialist software used by the Police and other forensic investigators. This includes a range of investigative software and multi-processor password cracking software. Where possible, we make software available for your own PC.

You will use an online learning environment to facilitate flexible learning. This environment enhances traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions by providing additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue learning independently. You will have directed work to do outside timetabled classes.

Visiting fellows from industry will help you develop your skills, and you’ll get the opportunity to undertake a professional expert witness training course.

The course is assessed using individual coursework assignments, group work, presentations and exams, which may be seen or unseen. There is a practical emphasis with the main contribution to your degree classification coming from coursework. 

 

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PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course has CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional) accreditation leading to professional membership of the BCS and partial CEng accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. This is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS and the Engineering Council.

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FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITIES

You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad.

This course develops the specialist skills and knowledge required by the forensic analyst. This expertise may also lead to careers managing corporate IT resources, or as an information security specialist protecting servers and computers and tracking intruders on networks. It prepares you for many careers in computing because it develops a detailed understanding of computer systems, software development skills, presentation skills and an understanding of legal issues.

Many graduates seek careers as forensic analysts, security professionals or computer system managers, while others will work as software developers. The technical and interpersonal skills developed on the course will help in many graduate-level careers, particularly with the Police and other investigative agencies. 

 

 

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Clinical Psychology

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 1141 Years & 8 Months.

A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle within the discipline.  Even a cursory inspection of the Careers Bulletin of the British Psychological Society shows the constant demand for people within this field.  This is the first step towards such a career. Upon graduation you may work as an Assistant Clinical Psychologists or Research Assistant and following further training you could lead work in health and social care settings, including hospitals, as part of a mental health team or within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  At a time when mental health and well being are increasingly of interest to the whole community our course is designed to help you to maximise your chances of pursuing a career in this area. 

Taught in world class learning facilities (QS World Rankings) by enthusiastic, research active staff many of whom work within the field our goal is to help you to fulfil your potential.  As part of the course fee we provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society, which ensures you are aware of the career prospects available to you and receive other benefits including the monthly magazine ‘The Psychologist’.


WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

The course is based in the School of Psychology in the purpose built Darwin Building.  This provides you with specialist teaching and research facilities that ensures that you learn not only the theoretical skills required of a Clinical Psychologist but also develop the practical application of these through a range of different laboratories: notably the Clinical and Health Psychology Suite (CHPS), our Brain Imaging Laboratory (BiL), the Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory (DCN).  You may also use the Child Observation Suite (COS) or the Cognitive Psychology Complex (CPC) which includes eye-tracking, virtual reality and face-recognition labs.

A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle within the discipline.  Even a cursory inspection of the Careers Bulletin of the British Psychological Society shows the constant demand for people within this field.  This is the first step towards such a career. Upon graduation you may work as an Assistant Clinical Psychologists or Research Assistant and following further training you could lead work in health and social care settings, including hospitals, as part of a mental health team or within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  At a time when mental health and well being are increasingly of interest to the whole community our course is designed to help you to maximise your chances of pursuing a career in this area. 

Taught in world class learning facilities (QS World Rankings) by enthusiastic, research active staff many of whom work within the field our goal is to help you to fulfil your potential.  As part of the course fee we provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society, which ensures you are aware of the career prospects available to you and receive other benefits including the monthly magazine ‘The Psychologist’.


WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

The course is based in the School of Psychology in the purpose built Darwin Building.  This provides you with specialist teaching and research facilities that ensures that you learn not only the theoretical skills required of a Clinical Psychologist but also develop the practical application of these through a range of different laboratories: notably the Clinical and Health Psychology Suite (CHPS), our Brain Imaging Laboratory (BiL), the Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory (DCN).  You may also use the Child Observation Suite (COS) or the Cognitive Psychology Complex (CPC) which includes eye-tracking, virtual reality and face-recognition labs.

A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle within the discipline.  Even a cursory inspection of the Careers Bulletin of the British Psychological Society shows the constant demand for people within this field.  This is the first step towards such a career. Upon graduation you may work as an Assistant Clinical Psychologists or Research Assistant and following further training you could lead work in health and social care settings, including hospitals, as part of a mental health team or within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  At a time when mental health and well being are increasingly of interest to the whole community our course is designed to help you to maximise your chances of pursuing a career in this area. 

Taught in world class learning facilities (QS World Rankings) by enthusiastic, research active staff many of whom work within the field our goal is to help you to fulfil your potential.  As part of the course fee we provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society, which ensures you are aware of the career prospects available to you and receive other benefits including the monthly magazine ‘The Psychologist’.


WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

The course is based in the School of Psychology in the purpose built Darwin Building.  This provides you with specialist teaching and research facilities that ensures that you learn not only the theoretical skills required of a Clinical Psychologist but also develop the practical application of these through a range of different laboratories: notably the Clinical and Health Psychology Suite (CHPS), our Brain Imaging Laboratory (BiL), the Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory (DCN).  You may also use the Child Observation Suite (COS) or the Cognitive Psychology Complex (CPC) which includes eye-tracking, virtual reality and face-recognition labs.

A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle within the discipline.  Even a cursory inspection of the Careers Bulletin of the British Psychological Society shows the constant demand for people within this field.  This is the first step towards such a career. Upon graduation you may work as an Assistant Clinical Psychologists or Research Assistant and following further training you could lead work in health and social care settings, including hospitals, as part of a mental health team or within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  At a time when mental health and well being are increasingly of interest to the whole community our course is designed to help you to maximise your chances of pursuing a career in this area. 

Taught in world class learning facilities (QS World Rankings) by enthusiastic, research active staff many of whom work within the field our goal is to help you to fulfil your potential.  As part of the course fee we provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society, which ensures you are aware of the career prospects available to you and receive other benefits including the monthly magazine ‘The Psychologist’.


WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

The course is based in the School of Psychology in the purpose built Darwin Building.  This provides you with specialist teaching and research facilities that ensures that you learn not only the theoretical skills required of a Clinical Psychologist but also develop the practical application of these through a range of different laboratories: notably the Clinical and Health Psychology Suite (CHPS), our Brain Imaging Laboratory (BiL), the Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory (DCN).  You may also use the Child Observation Suite (COS) or the Cognitive Psychology Complex (CPC) which includes eye-tracking, virtual reality and face-recognition labs.

  • Gain an advantage in this exceptionally competitive field by specialising in Clinical Psychology during your undergraduate degree.
  • An excellent platform for progression to postgraduate study - essential for those wishing to qualify as a practicing Clinical Psychologist.
  • Taught in state-of-the-art learning facilities by enthusiastic, research-active staff, many of whom work within the field.

INDUSTRY LINKS

As with many of our psychology undergraduate and postgraduate courses we maintain links with employers through our careers events and the operation of an employer’s forum.  Some of the staff who will deliver on the course are practicing psychologists working within the NHS or related sectors and therefore bring not only an academic perspective to your learning but the practical, applied skills of working within these sectors. The School also maintains strong links with patient groups, medical practitioners, allied health professionals, Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS), Police Forces, Local Education Authorities and professional sports organisations all or which regularly use Clinical Psychology or Clinical Psychologists in delivering their service.

The School will actively support students looking for placements (voluntary or as part of the course) to ensure that you graduate with the skills you need to pursue the career of your choice.

 

 


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LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The three year degree programme involves a mixture of lectures, seminars/workshops and laboratory classes (all of which can be experienced at one of our Applicant Days) and is delivered by staff who are often Chartered Members (C. Psychol) of the British Psychological Society meaning that they have developed the highest, recognised understanding of their area and continue to practice within their Chartered field.

Where possible the assignments that you complete have been designed to replicate the tasks that you might undertake after graduation when working within Clinical Psychology or applying your psychological knowledge in a range of other employment situations.  We assess your skills and knowledge through a range of coursework and some examinations designed to permit you to demonstrate the understanding you have gained from the course.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

UCLan offers one of the largest paid, Undergraduate Research Intern Scheme (URIS) in UK universities.  This permits you to work, on cutting edge research projects, with staff over the summer.  This competitive scheme develops not only your understanding of material from your course, but will frequently lead to conference papers, peer-reviewed journal articles and in some cases trips to present the work overseas.

Our International Travel Bursary scheme has been utilised by many students to visit locations overseas either for personal development or to enhance their learning.  In recent years students have visited the Dementia Village in Holland, climbed Kilimanjaro, assessed the Cognitive abilities of climbers at the Mount Everest basecamp, or visited Kenya, Italy, and the USA.

Eramus+ and visiting the Department of Psychology (part of the School of Sciences) at our campus in Cyprus are also options for students on this course.

 

 

PROGRESSION ROUTES

Whilst most students will continue to study Clinical Psychology for the three years of the course, inherent in our course design is a flexibility that enables you to, should you wish, transfer to our other Psychology courses (PsychologyForensic PsychologyNeuropsychologyThe Psychology of Child Development).  This ensures that as your goals, aspirations and interests develop that you graduate with the degree you need upon graduation which may not necessarily be the one you thought you needed when you first applied for the course.

Upon graduation many students are expected to progress to either our MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology or to work within the field to enhance their application for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin) to pursue Chartered Psychology status  The job prospects, however, for psychology graduates in general are excellent with people entering a wide range of careers either directly or indirectly related to psychology: education, business, industry, NHS and related health providers.

 

 

Clinical Dental Technology

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This ground breaking course is the first of its kind in the UK. The course gives students the opportunity to train both as a dental technician and a clinical dental technician who can work within dental technology and primary care dentistry.  Primary care dentistry is delivered by the whole team in which the role of the clinical dental technician is an increasingly important part. The structure of the course is exciting and innovative in that the dental technology and the clinical training are fully integrated. The course is also integrated with the BDS and dental therapy courses. The clinical dental technology students study alongside the dental and therapy students and share common modules. The school is already renowned for the depth of clinical experience its current students gain during their training.

The first two years of the course will involve training in our on-site dental laboratory and patient contact will be in our purpose built UCLan Dental Clinic. Technical and clinical team skills are reinforced in Year 2 and in Year 3 when students will have the opportunity to gain experience alongside the BDS students at one of our Dental Education Centres.

The course, subject to General Dental Council (GDC) approval, will allow the graduates to register with the GDC as a Clinical Dental Technician.

  • Dentistry at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • This groundbreaking course is the first of its kind in the UK.
  • Both dental technology and the clinical training are fully integrated into the course.
  • As a student, you will have the opportunity to treat your own patients in UCLan’s onsite Dental Clinic.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

As a UCLan Clinical Dental technology student you will learn technical skills in our dedicated teaching dental laboratory and clinical skills in our adjacent dental clinic.

We employ a number of teaching methods to teach you the various aspects of clinical dental technology. There is a great emphasis on clinical experience to develop clinical skills, initially by working on manikins in the dental clinic. Working with actors assists in the development of communication skills. Knowledge is developed by traditional lectures and tutorials as well as Problem Based Learning (PBL) where you work together to develop an integrated knowledge of how the body functions in Health and Disease. We use a variety of methods for assessment such as short answer, single best item and short note questions.

In the first two years of the programme, you are based in the Dental School at Preston. The course focuses on developing clinical skills and supporting knowledge as well as being a professional. In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to work alongside dental students producing the technical work for patients in the Dental Education Centres. In Year 3 you begin treating your own patients in the Dental Clinic at UCLan and will be responsible for both the clinical and technical work for these patients. UCLan and the DECs are linked via IT for learning and teaching, with individual student access to the relevant intranets.

 

 

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Human Anatomy and Resource Learning Centre
An understanding of anatomy is essential for any surgical discipline. HARLC is the focus for you to learn about the workings of the human body, particularly the head and neck region. The resources in the centre include anatomical models, guides and videos of professional dissections. You will have access to the centre from 7.30am until 8.00pm. By using the resources in the HARLC we aim to give you the ability to learn anatomy, which you can apply to your clinical practice.

Dental Education Centres
UCLan Dental Clinic

 

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

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OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the general dental council and work in dentistry as a Dental Care Professional.

Graduates of this course who gain a 2.1 degree would be eligible to apply for entry to the BDS programme were the content of their previous degree would enable them to take the accelerated entry route.  

ACCREDITATION

This programme has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The decision as to the approval of a new programme for dental care professionals will not be made until the first cohort has completed their studies and examinations, or assessments, and the programme inspected by the GDC. The recommendations of the panel must then be considered by the Registrar.

Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $16,491.
  • Duration 3 Years.

If you want to make a difference in your community, this applied degree will help you develop a wider understanding of social welfare, social exclusion and disadvantage. You’ll get to grips with the policy and systems of service delivery, issues of power and oppression and social justice, as well as community development and human and social needs, all with an emphasis on delivering strength based practice. In your second and third years you can choose from a wide range of modules to suit your interests and ambitions, including social enterprise, homelessness, race and ethnicity, mental health, people with learning disabilities, disability studies, youth studies, social pedagogy, safeguarding and substance misuse.  

  • We have strong links with employers and agencies, enabling you to link your classroom learning to real-world experiences accessible to you across a wide range of social care and community-based organisations.
  • You’ll be encouraged to secure your own structured work experience, providing relevant interview and ‘real-life’ job application experience.
  • You can choose from a wide range of modules to suit your interests and ambitions.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The course aims to ensure all our students are knowledgeable, skilled and prepared to work in the changing environment of community and social care. Fundamental to our approach to learning and teaching on the BA (Hons) Community and Social Care: Policy and Practice, is that students understand the importance of promoting and working inclusively with people in the broad context of social care and community work. This includes understanding the policy and systems of service delivery, issues of power and oppression and social justice and human and social needs.  

Level 1

Level 1 provides a broad-based foundation to understand:

- The contemporary structure, activities and organisations in the provision of welfare and community services
- Key concepts in understanding human and social needs
- Values of working inclusively with people and communities
- Interpersonal and communication skills for working with people

There are 5 compulsory modules, which are interlinked to cover this broad foundation and students are required to undertake 60 hours of work experience. Work experience options could also include working with the informal and formal community care resources

Students can expand their understanding of strength based approaches completing their work experience in community development projects, with the optional module, Asset Based Community Development module or students can expand their understanding of working with people through the optional module Development Across the Life Span.

Level 2

Students deepen their understanding of the welfare and social care provision and develop skills and values for work in community and social care setting with five compulsory subjects and 120 hours work experience. Key areas explored are:

- Empowerment and other key concepts in community practice to address human and social need
- Participatory approaches with users, carers and local communities
- Welfare management and social policy in relation to community service delivery in the UK and internationally
- Diversity and key concepts to understand issues of power, oppression and social justice
- Research methods and their application in the operation of welfare service provision including fundraising and bid writing for project design and development

Students are encourage to continue work on project development/ community engagement as part of the work experience and the course has a number of projects which students have steered and managed with the support of the lecturing staff.

In additional to the compulsory modules student choose one optional module that looks in more depth at a particular area of practice such as working with substance misuse or safeguarding children.

 

Level 3

At level 3 there is a consolidation of learning and the opportunity to do independent study or research choosing either a literature based Dissertation; either single or double OR Community Research Project.

The community research project provides an opportunity for students to undertake:

- Evaluation research of a project or agency; OR
- Community project design and implementation involving provision of service and/ or community engagement; OR
- The creation of a Social Enterprise, developing a business plan

There are two compulsory modules focusing on:

- Critical analysis of the policy context of community and social care
- Action and Participatory Research - working with users, carers and local communities in research
- Practice based experience, concentrating on strength based and person centred approaches
- Developing and supporting community work

In the final year there are 200 hours of work experience. Students are encouraged to engage in work experience over the summer and the community research project work can meet the work experience hours

Students choose 2 or 3 more optional modules from a wide range of modules focusing on specific areas of social care and community delivery such as youth; mental health; learning disabilities; working with offenders – see list below.

One of the optional modules, Social Enterprise enables students to develop a business plan in in conjunction with the Community Research option students can start their own Social Enterprise and apply for funding from UCLan Futures for the continuation of the Social Enterprise on graduation.

There is a wide range of optional modules on offer including social enterprise, homelessness, ‘race’ and ethnicity, mental health, people with learning disabilities, disability studies, youth studies, health issues and substance misuse, which allows students to specialise in their areas of interest.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

With full and part-time study available, the learning environment on the programme includes interactive classes, workshops, group work, personal tutorials, seminars and structured work experience in a community and/or social care setting. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in independent study and group work projects. In addition, all students will have a personal tutor who will support students with any academic and pastoral issues as well as promoting student’s personal development.

A variety of approaches are used in assessing work. Each subject has its own assessment requirements which take the form of essay, group and individual presentations, workbooks, portfolios, conference presentations, debates and exams.

 

 

 

 

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS

We have strong links with employers and agencies - structured work experience is embedded in the programme enabling you to gain the experience of social care and community-based services and project development and to link the classroom learning with real world delivery.

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates have gone onto work for a wide variety of employers in welfare settings, the voluntary and charitable sectors, education, the police, probation and the national offender service, youth offending teams, homelessness agencies, substance misuse agencies and the advice and research agencies in the voluntary or statutory sectors. The course also provides a good preparation for professional training at postgraduate level in areas such as probation, social work, housing management, teaching or academic research.

You’ll be encouraged to secure your own structured work experience – encouraging engagement and ownership – providing relevant interview and ‘real-life’ job application experience.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Through the Erasmus Educational Exchange Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to study international approaches to community and social care in a variety of countries, including Poland, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Sweden or through ISEP you can study in America, Canada and Australia.

Students from our partners join our programme in Year 2/Year 3 if on Foundation and in the second year of the programme students partake in an international conference, with teaching from our ERASMUS partners.

For those students not able to partake in the international exchange programme there are opportunities for study tours abroad. We have had study tours to Portugal, Poland, and Sweden.

Computer Network and Security

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $17,789.
  • Duration 3 Years.

This practice-based degree will prepare you for a career in a rapidly changing industry that, thanks to new ideas, applications, security threats and constantly evolving technology, is a fascinating area to work in. It includes the latest developments in wired and wireless computer networking and security, underpinned by relevant theory to offer a broad view of the networking industry. Supported by teaching in purpose-built laboratories, you will use specialist software to develop your networking and security skills. In addition, the course covers core computing skills and legal, social, ethical and commercial issues so you will graduate with a range of transferable skills allowing you to work across the computing industry, as well as in other graduate careers.

  • Start your course with our 4 Week Challenge bringing together first year students to design and develop a new app, and then create a marketing campaign to promote it.
  • This course has accreditation leading to MBCS, CITP and partial CEng exemption from the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, which is the computing professional body.
  • After completing your second year, you can take a one-year industrial placement. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in Europe. Students have also found placements in Australia, Japan and the USA.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The course structure has three strands: technical; network and security specific; project management: the first develops general computing skills relevant to the networking and security specialist; the second looks at topologies, protocols, hardware devices, security and network management; the third develops communication skills, provides project experience and explores legal, social, ethical and commercial issues.

Since the start of the course is common with other courses in the School, you will gain the experience to choose the most appropriate specialist route for you.

You will focus on acquiring basic skills through small laboratory exercises and develops essential computing skills across a range of application areas. You will develop programming and analysis skills and an understanding of basic computer and network technology. You will explore modern applications of computing for business and entertainment. At higher levels, more complex techniques are developed through case studies and extended exercises. Throughout the course, you will solve real networking problems based on the Cisco curriculum. Having completed the taught element of the CNAA qualification during the course, you may take the exam at a test centre, for which a fee is due. You will investigate, analyse and discuss networks and security issues, including implementing and troubleshooting networks, researching relevant literature and evaluating network management tools and techniques. Interaction with other students will challenge you to discuss, defend and evaluate ideas. You will participate in a team-based network development project. In final year, you will undertake an individual project. A module to help you plan your career is available as an additional module, linked to the agile professional module.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

We emphasise practical-based learning using purpose-built laboratories and the University's general computer rooms. Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things normally forbidden on a public network: for example, configuring networks or database servers, testing system security, exploring the performance of a network under excessive workloads, and using sophisticated software to monitor protocols. You will configure and examine wired and wireless networks. Where possible, we make software available for use on your own PC. You will use an on-line learning environment to facilitate flexible learning. This environment enhances traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions by providing additional, resource-rich, online materials allowing you to continue learning independently. You will have directed work to do outside timetabled classes.

The course is assessed using individual coursework assignments, group work, presentations and exams. There is a practical emphasis with the main contribution to your degree classification coming from coursework.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

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This course has CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional) accreditation leading to professional membership of the BCS and partial CEng accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. This is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS and the Engineering Council.

 

 

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OPPORTUNITIES

You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year/third year if on Foundation entry. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad.

The taught element of the CNAA qualification is integrated into the course, so you can gain the qualification by taking the CNAA examination.

Most students find roles in network security, management, design and implementation. Others will be employed as analysts, systems managers and technical support staff. There will also be opportunities in graduate careers that do not require a specific degree.

Our innovative course will enable you to work as a security officer, network designer, network manager or even a network engineer. With Cisco accreditation and a wide range of transferable skills including project management, group working and communications, you will develop excellent long-term career prospects and a high earning potential.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Red Bull, Fujitsu -Siemens and a large defence organisation. Some have undertaken an MSc in computer security while others have gone into teaching. 

 

Computer Science

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Computers are a ubiquitous part of our lives. There has never been a more exciting time to design and develop the systems and software that permeates our work and leisure. We live in a connected world, where even household appliances and vehicles can be connected to the internet and be controlled by software. Rapid data communication and increasingly powerful devices provide exciting opportunities for the development of new applications.

When you qualify as a Computer Scientist you will have a range of skills to apply to a diverse range of industries. There is an emphasis on software development, including databases and user interface design, and a range of options from AI to the Internet of Things.

You will gain invaluable transferable skills through a practical approach to computing underpinned by academic theory: you don’t just know the theory when you finish, you can actually apply it to solve real problems.

  • This course has initial CITP* (Certified Information Technology Professional) accreditation and partial CEng* accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. *Final accreditation should be confirmed after the first cohort has graduated.
  • After completing your second year, you can take a one-year industrial placement. Most placements are UK-based, but we also place students in Europe, Australia, Japan and the USA.
  • Benefit from our international research expertise in user experience, computer security, software engineering and agile project management.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The common first year/second year if on foundation entry, with other computing courses gives you the flexibility to transfer to other specialist courses, including Computer Networks and Security, Software Engineering or Forensic Computing and Security, or to broaden your interests by taking BSc (Hons) Computing.

You will develop programming and analysis skills, an understanding of computer and network technology, and examine the problems of ensuring security. You will apply your software development skills to the challenge of developing interactive games using 3D graphics. You will practise the interpersonal skills necessary for effective software development: you must be able to work effectively with clients and other developers. You will explore the legal responsibilities of software developers. Since the first year is common with other courses in the School, it will help you to choose the most appropriate route for you.

 

You will learn how to apply industry-standard software development techniques to modern applications; to manage software projects; and to program effectively in C++. You will learn how to apply computational thinking. Because they are key to many modern applications, you will study databases and human computer interaction. You will participate in a team-based software development project to apply your project management skills.

You will enhance your programming skills and learn to tackle the problems of complex, concurrent systems involving multiple interacting components. You will broaden your expertise through relevant options, and identify, plan and perform a substantial final year project to demonstrate your ability to create complex software applications.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

We emphasise practical-based learning using purpose-built laboratories and the University's general computer rooms. Our laboratories allow you to use specialist software and to do things that would not be allowed on a public network: for example, configuring networks or database servers or testing system security. Where possible, we make software available for use on your own PC. You will use an online learning environment to facilitate flexible learning which enhances traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions by providing additional, resource-rich, online materials. You will have independent work to do outside timetabled classes.

The course is assessed using individual coursework assignments, groupwork, presentations and exams, which may be seen or unseen. There is a practical emphasis with the main contribution to your degree classification coming from coursework.

Academic staff on the course have direct former computing industry experience ranging from the games industry through to defence and aerospace.

 

 

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FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad. This is a new programme, but we expect most graduates to move into careers in software development. Graduates from similar courses have been employed by organisations like BAE, Nokia, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, GCHQ and EA games, while others have started their own companies.

We expect most of our graduates to move directly into industry, but some will continue studying, mostly at MSc level, but some may undertake research degrees. Good graduates can continue to study with us and take a taught MSc in: Computing, Agile Leadership or IT Security; an MRes in: Child Computer Interaction or User Experience Design;  or a research degree: MSc (By Research), MPhil or PhD. 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This course has initial CITP* (Certified Information Technology Professional) accreditation and partial CEng* accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. This is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS and the Engineering Council. *Final accreditation should be confirmed after the first cohort has graduated.

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Criminology and Sociology

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $12,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

How do social differences like ethnicity, class, gender, age and ability make a difference to the way we are perceived and treated by the Criminal Justice System? 

On this course you’ll explore and critically assess the way society perceives, defines and manages crime - and graduate fully prepared for a career in public or community based services. This rapidly growing area of study changes as new criminological and sociological issues arise - and our close links with industry together with current research means our curriculum keeps up and reflects this. You will explore both the nature of crime and of modern society through a wide range of modules. You will learn about social differences, for example, based upon gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, class and age. You will also look at social and legal perceptions of and responses to crime, criminality and victimisation. The methods and theories you learn about and apply in the course of your undergraduate studies are varied enough to support you in interests which may for example, include international relations, or studies of comparative religions, and cultural identities. You will work with educational and employment advisors throughout your degree.

  • Sociology at UCLan is 3rd in the North West for teaching quality and assessment and feedback - National Student Survey 2019.
  • The many progression routes presented on UCLan’s Criminology and Sociology course allows you to customise your journey to your career aspirations.
  • Facilities include crime scene houses, a moot court room, a legal skills recording suite, and several open access ICT rooms.
  • UCLan is part of a worldwide exchange network, which includes countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and the USA

WHERE WILL THIS COURSE TAKE YOU?

 

You will learn about social differences, for example, based upon gender, sexual orientation, ‘race’ and ethnicity, religion, disability, class and age. You will also look at social and legal perceptions of and responses to crime and criminality. The methods and theories you learn about and apply in the course of your undergraduate studies are varied enough to support you in interests which may for example, include international relations, or studies of comparative religions, and cultural identities. You will work with educational and employment advisors throughout your degree, and we will ensure you have every opportunity to secure guidance in choosing your next step in your studies.

Graduates from this course have looked for employment and careers in local and national government, charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), policy development, social and welfare services, the criminal justice system, the civil service and the education sector. Graduates have joined the UK Border Agency, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), local prisons, drug schemes, educational institutions and youth offending teams. Two thirds of our students will follow career paths directly connected with a vocational aspect of the degree.

OUR INDUSTRY LINKS

In order to give you an 'insider perspective', the Criminology and Sociology degree enjoys a programme of guest lectures from speakers within the groups and communities you will be studying. We have recently hosted guest speakers from the traveller community, a prison governor, the local Hindu community, a disability activist and an entire punk band, who discussed youth culture.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates have joined the UK Border Agency, Greater Manchester Police (GMP), local prisons, drug schemes, educational institutions and youth offending teams. Two thirds of our students will follow career paths directly connected with a vocational aspect of their degree.

At UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow, due to the diverse and wide range of topic areas, disciplinary methods and theories you will be introduced to in the course of your degree in Criminology and Sociology. There are also many postgraduate opportunities for Criminology and Sociology students, including Masters programmes and MPhils and PhDs, due to the wide variety of areas touched on in the course of the degree.

Through the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership, you will also have the opportunity to volunteer in a social setting. In the past students have worked with the Children's Society, Women's Refuge and Community Police volunteers.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

UCLan is part of a worldwide exchange network which includes countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and the USA. We also have a number of European links that allow similar opportunities. Exchange studies range from three months to one year, and must be taken in your second year at UCLan. So - you may for example opt to study in the United States, spending half or all of your second year at a university with a similar programme of study.

There are four types of international exchange opportunities open to Criminology & Sociology students:

  • The ERASMUS Programme
  • The World Wide Exchange Programme
  • The International Student Exchange Programme (ISEP)
  • The Maastricht Programme


 

Dental therapy

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Dental therapists play an increasingly important role in the delivery of primary care dentistry. The structure of this course is exciting and innovative in that it is fully integrated with the BDS Dentistry course. Dental therapy students and BDS students will learn their clinical and professional skills together and will take the same modules for 60% of the course.

The majority of the first year of the course will be carried out in the School of Dentistry, Allen Building, Preston campus and in Years 2 and 3 the students will gain clinical experience with the BDS students at one of the four Dental Education Centres (DECs).

  • Dentistry at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 20 according to the Complete University Guide 2020
  • 60% of the modules are studied alongside BDS students.
  • You will learn clinical skills in one of the most modern phantom head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.
  • Allows you to train as you will practice in the future, as part of the whole dental team.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

As a UCLan dental therapy student you will learn clinical skills in one of the most modern phantom head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. We employ a number of teaching methods to ensure you learn the various aspects of therapy. There is a great emphasis on clinical experience and initially you will work on simulators in phantom head to develop clinical skills. You will also work with actors in order to develop your communications skills.

In the first year of the programme Dental Therapy students will be based in the Dental School at Preston. The course focuses on developing clinical skills and supporting knowledge as well as being a professional. Towards the end of the first year, you will go to one of the four Dental Education Centre’s Centres (DEC’s) located in Accrington, Blackpool, Carlisle and Morecambe Bay. The DECs are based locally within the community, have been equipped with brand new surgeries, tutorial and study facilities dedicated for student teaching.  In Years 2 and 3 you will continue to spend your time at the DEC  putting your  into practice by treating patients, returning to Preston for some lectures and education..

UCLan and the DECs are linked via IT for learning and teaching, with individual student access to the relevant intranets

Human Anatomy and Resource Learning Centre
An understanding of anatomy is essential for any surgical discipline. HARLC is the focus for you to learn about the workings of the human body, particularly the head and neck region. The resources in the centre include anatomical models, guides and videos of professional dissections. You will have access to the centre from 7.30am until 8.00pm. By using the resources in the HARLC we aim to give you the ability to learn anatomy, which you can apply to your clinical practice.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Traditional lectures and tutorials will develop your knowledge, as well as problem based learning (PBL), where you will work as part of a group to develop an integrated knowledge of how the body functions in health and disease. We use a variety of methods for assessment such as short answer, single best item and short note questions.

OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of the course, graduates may be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council and work in dentistry as a dental care professional.

Graduates of this course who gain a 2.1 degree may be eligible to apply for entry to the BDS programme and the content of their previous degree would enable them to take the accelerated entry route.

Economics

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $12,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

With global economics rarely out of the news, this challenging and rewarding degree provides a thorough grounding in the range of skills required by the modern economist. Through studying a mix of theoretical and applied modules, you’ll be trained to think like an economist and to apply rigorous, tried and tested techniques that give insight and guidance to government and business. You can take a number of optional modules in the fields of development economics, public sector economics and international financial economics. 

  • The mix of theoretical and practical approaches provides a stimulating learning environment that is rooted in building skills and knowledge.
  • You will put theory into practice in a professional business environment by taking part in an optional 48-week paid industry placement, in the UK or overseas.
  • We offer the LaunchPad Leadership Development Programme to select students to provide opportunities to enhance professional skills.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

This course provides a thorough grounding in the range of skills required by the modern economist. Briefly, these comprise: analysis and communication, numeracy and data handling, critical evaluation, conceptual thinking and advocacy and persuasion.

Economists are involved in the most fundamental decisions in the areas of health, education, transport, environment, criminal justice, planning and finance. Their skills are needed in all sectors of industry as well as by international non- and quasi- governmental agencies.

You will develop communication, behavioural and analytical skills through seminar activities. This may include presenting papers, discussing previously distributed papers, group work on case studies or the use of information technology for problem-solving.

Our 3 Degree routes each emphasise a different aspect of the subject:

  • BA (Hons) Economics is for those who prefer a more reflective approach involving methodological analysis and an examination of the application of theory to policy.
  • BSc (Hons) Economics takes a more statistical/mathematical approach, giving greater weight to econometric analysis.

 

 

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

Economics as a degree places emphasis on numerical and problem-solving skills. This is reflected in the destinations of economics graduates as almost half of those working full-time in the UK enter professions that fall within the category of business, finance and associate professions. Our graduates have pursued a wide variety of careers – market analysts, financial analysts, retail managers, entrepreneurs, civil servants and academics. The subject is recognised as an intellectually demanding preparation for a wide range of professional occupations requiring high levels of both literacy and numeracy.

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Students are taught by staff with a mix of academic and industry experience. Research interests include – globalisation, regional economics, labour market economics, the economics of the European Union and the economics of the built heritage. In addition, some staff are dedicated to helping students with industrial placements and have extensive links with potential employers.

 

 

STRONG INDUSTRY LINKS

We have a strong business network between local and national businesses which you will benefit from. The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. The School also offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.

 

 

 

Pharmacy

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,700.
  • Duration 4 Years.

MPharm (Hons) degree ensures that you will have the knowledge and skills to be a key member of the healthcare team – becoming a pharmacy expert, health advocate, communicator, collaborator, scholar and professional. You’ll study aspects of medicine development and use, from how medicines are formulated to how they work on the body to treat various diseases. We integrate science and practice throughout each of the four years of the degree, and ensure that your experiential learning increases year on year. Through structured placements in each year, you will gain an appreciation of the different sectors that pharmacists work in, and their role in these different teams. Each year you will participate in session working with the patient and the public, gaining the patient’s perspective, and ensuring that patient-centred care is at the heart of everything that we do. Every year, students will participate in inter-professional engagement sessions, working alongside medical, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, healthcare science, physicians’ associates, and social care students.

UCLan’s Pharmacy and Pharmacology provision is now ranked 15th in the UK according to the Guardian 2020 University Guide, having climbed 15 places over the past two years.

  • Pharmacy at UCLan is 1st in the North West for learning resources and assessment and feedback - National Student Survey 2019.
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology at UCLan are nationally ranked in the UK top 20 according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Fully accredited by General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in 2016 for the maximum period of 6 years.
  • Newly refurbished pharmacy practice suite with flexible teaching spaces and clinical skills areas.
  • Taught by internationally-recognised research-active scientists and working pharmacists with strong NHS and industrial links.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

THE NEW MPHARM DEGREE AT UCLAN GAINS FULL SIX YEAR RE-ACCREDITATION FROM THE GENERAL PHARMACEUTICAL COUNCIL

 

The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, is pleased to announce that the Registrar of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has confirmed that the MPharm degree offered by the University of Central Lancashire has been re-accredited for a period of 6 years.

The newly design re-accredited course commenced in September 2016.

This is a great success, securing 6 years of re-accreditation for the integrative MPharm course. The overarching philosophy of the UCLan MPharm (Hons) degree is to produce a graduate equipped with the necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge to enter the preregistration year leading to the eventual registration as a pharmacist with the GPhC.

The aims of the course are to produce graduates who:

  • Are competent and ready to assume the role of a pre-registration pharmacist who can demonstrate safe and effective practice within the healthcare team.
  • Ensure patient safety through professionalism, and by applying their knowledge of public health issues, relevant sciences and information literacy.
  • Utilise clinical examination skills and evaluate evidence to inform therapeutic decision making to ensure patient safety.

The pharmacy course has been built around developing graduates who are able to demonstrate six attributes which are of vital importance to demonstrate effective practice. These are:

  • Pharmacy expert, who will find, integrate and apply pharmacy knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes in the provision of patient-centred care;
  • Collaborator, who works effectively within a patient consultation/encounter, pharmacy team and broader healthcare team to achieve optimal patient care;
  • Communicator, who effectively facilitates the pharmacist-patient/service-user relationship and the interactions that occur before, during and after the consultation/encounter;
  • Health advocate, who will responsibly and appropriately use their expertise and influence to advance the health and well-being of individual patients, communities and populations;
  • Scholar, who demonstrates a lifelong commitment to reflective learning, as well as the creation, dissemination, application and translation of medical and pharmaceutical knowledge;
  • Professional, who is committed to the health and well-being of individuals (including themselves) and society, through legal and ethical practice, self-management, profession-led regulation and high personal standards of behaviour.

 

The MPharm (Hons) course will facilitate your education to gain relevant experiences, skills and attitudes to enable you to succeed as a pharmacy professional. Our programme is tailored towards pharmacy practice, ensuring that you can apply the knowledge required in real-life situations.

This programme considers all aspects related to design, formulation, administration, mechanism of action, adverse reactions, modifications of dosing as appropriate and providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals related to medicines usage.

Transfer from other Degree Courses: Students wishing to transfer from an existing degree course to pharmacy will only be considered if they meet our A2 requirements.

Further Information: All offers of a place on this course are subject to satisfactory interview, DBS clearance and appropriate health and good character checks both assessed by completion of a Fitness to Practise form.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

The School recognises the main purposes of assessment as a statement of achievement and of potential. Assessment is continuous and comprises formative and summative methods. Formative assessment encourages the development of personal self-awareness and self-evaluation such that you can instigate corrective change to improve your work. Formative feedback is central to your development from a dependent to independent worker which is at the heart of the course philosophy. This self-assessment begins during year 1 of the course and will be developed throughout the course along with you being required to produce reflective writing of your work and progress.

This will include the compilation of your portfolio which you will continue with throughout the course, gathering evidence to support your reflections of your progress as a learner, looking particularly at the six key attributes of an MPharm graduate; analysing your performance and developing action plans to address any areas of weakness, or build on strengths; thus demonstrating your progression as a prospective pharmacy professional.

The academic staff that will be teaching you are all highly qualified and specialists in the areas that they teach. All staff are engaged in research and/or scholarly activity which helps enrich your experiences through the provision of research led and research informed teaching. Many of the staff within the School are practising Pharmacists who bring their practice based expertise to ensure that the development and delivery of the course reflects and extends current practice.

 

The nature of formative assessment varies between modules. In some there are short tests or essays, in others there is informal feedback via activities included within seminars, workshops or discussion of experiment results during laboratory sessions.

The summative assessment strategy in each module is designed to test your achievement of the module outcomes. Some assessments are on a group basis, and in this case there 

may be included an element of peer assessment. Examinations will take place within each year of the course and will test your ability to apply your knowledge and experience to make informed decisions.

Within the final year you will sit an examination which will be in the form of the GPhC’s registration assessment, allowing you to become familiar with the type of question you will be required to answer following your pre-registration training.

In addition, in each year of the MPharm course, there is a pharmaceutical calculations assessment, which is a pass/fail element with a pass mark of 70%. This higher pass mark mirrors the GPhC's requirements for the calculations assessment in the registration assessment (Part 1), which is set at 70% to "ensure candidates are appropriately numerate to practise as a pharmacist". The calculations strategy for the MPharm course is based on the tenet of increasing calculation complexity as the course progresses, ranging from straightforward mathematical manipulations in Year 1 to questions requiring multiple steps and in the style of the GPhC registration assessment in Year 4. A consistent pass mark of 70% in the pharmaceutical calculations assessments throughout the course ensures competence at each level and ensures patient safety is not compromised.

 

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

Our MPharm programme has strong links with a variety of local and national pharmacy companies, including Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Rowlands, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals, Wockhardt and HM Prison Manchester. Placements with these organisations are offered at various points throughout the programme. We hold a Careers Fair twice a year to give you the opportunity to talk to employers about summer placement opportunities with them, as well discovering what pre-registration and pharmacist careers are available.


PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The MPharm course is fully accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for the maximum period of 6 years. The GPhC sets the standards and requirements in respect of the education, training, acquisition of experience and continuing professional development that it is necessary for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to achieve. The overarching philosophy of the UCLan MPharm (Hons) degree is to produce a graduate equipped with the necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge to enter the preregistration year leading to the eventual registration as a pharmacist with the GPhC.

For the full GPhC report visit the website.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

In Year 1, you will undertake a one-day placement in a community pharmacy, and a further one day experience in a hospital pharmacy. Years 2 and 3 will see you spending three days in a community pharmacy (Year 2) and three days in a hospital pharmacy (Year 3). In the final year of the MPharm programme, you will participate in a three-day placement in an area of pharmacy that you have expressed a preference in. Typical placement opportunities include academia, industry, hospice, prison and mental health trust, as well as community and hospital pharmacies.

Once you have successfully completed your MPharm degree, you will then undertake your pre-registration training year. Further details on this can be found on the GPhC’s website.

Following a successful pre-registration year, there are many career options available to you. Some of these careers may lead to you undertaking a postgraduate qualification, e.g. postgraduate diploma or Masters qualification, or training to become an independent prescriber.


FACILITIES

We have excellent laboratory facilities. Over £500K has been invested in equipping our state-of-the-art pharmaceutics laboratory facilities.

 

Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Thanks to our accreditation with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and our close links to Lancashire and Greater Manchester constabularies, this course is a solid, widely respected route into the highly competitive field of forensic science and criminal investigation. Learning from former CSIs, you’ll develop a broad understanding of forensic science from a legal perspective and, in your second and third years, you could get the chance to work alongside local police CSI and scientific support teams. This course exceeds the National Occupational Standards for VSCI’s and CSI’s and several of our recent graduates have secured employment with local forces.

  • Forensic and Archaeological Sciences at UCLan are 1st in the North West for overall student satisfaction, teaching quality and academic support - National Student Survey 2019.
  • Forensic Science at UCLan is ranked 1st in the North West and nationally ranked in the UK top 10 according to the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • Our strategic alliance with Lancashire Constabulary provides you with access to an operational policing environment such as CSI shadowing, work placements in scientific support and research opportunities.
  • You’ll benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including dedicated crime scene house, garaged vehicle examination bay, analytical unit, laboratories, and a Hydra Minerva Simulation Suite.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Guest speakers are brought in to talk about other areas including law, ballistics and DNA, and alumni will talk to you about their career path and how to get on.

You will be taught in a range of environments utilising our excellent facilities, you will also role play during several policing scenarios.

Assessment is by a variety of methods including but not limited to, standard written exams, written assessment, presentations, crime scene examinations, photographic portfolios, human bone identification or a combination of these.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

 

 

OUR INDUSTRY LINKS

This course exceeds the National Occupational Standards for VCSI’s and CSI’s. Several of our recent graduates have secured employment with local forces.

GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

In such a competitive job market, UCLan graduates stand out. You’ll find them at work as forensic scientists and analysts in both private companies and for the police force, and working as crime scene investigators, police intelligence analysts and police officers, at home and overseas.

OUR FACILITIES

We provide state-of-the-art facilities including :

 

 

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Social work

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $12,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Social workers work with a wide cross section of society, which includes a significant proportion of some of the most disadvantaged and excluded people in our society. Do you think you have what it takes to help these people? Our social work course has been developed in partnership with a range of key stakeholders, including social work service users and carers, and representatives from social work agencies. You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and values required to qualify as a social worker and will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council, graduating with an understanding of the fast-changing world of social work.

UCLan’s Social Work provision was ranked 5th in the UK in the Guardian 2020 University Guide

  • Social Work at UCLan is 2nd in the North West for overall student satisfaction. We are also 3rd in the North West and in the UK top 15 for assessment and feedback - National Student Survey 2019. 
  • Upon completion of this degree, you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a social worker.
  • You will benefit from 170 days of practice placements and 30 skills delivery days.
  • The course has a strong international element. Recently students have travelled to Amsterdam, Cyprus, Toronto and Krakow, visiting other social work institutions.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

On BA (Hons) Social Work, you’ll benefit from small group tutorials and one-on-ones with tutors. Your personal tutor will work with you and visit you both when you’re in the field, as well as on campus. We have lots of extra-curricular activities including a dedicated social work film club, offering monthly film screenings around relevant, book clubs, and course outings. The course also has a strong international element. Recently students have visited Amsterdam, Cyprus, Toronto and Krakow, visiting other social work institutions. Furthermore, we have a fairly large percentage of mature students, which adds to your learning experience due to a mix of ages, perspectives and previous experience.


In recent years the School of Social Work research seminar series has provided a forum for new/early career researchers and for established researchers and academics to present their research and encourage debate about a range of topics, research methods and approaches bringing together students, researchers, practitioners, academics, stakeholders and service user/carer groups. Recent seminar topics have included: Peer Support in the Transition from Hospital to Home for People with Mental Health Problems; Drug and Alcohol dependency amongst LGB people; and Adolescent Sexual Coercion.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Teaching and learning opportunities include lectures, seminars, student-led projects, presentations, e-learning, discussion groups, workshops, self directed study, and work based learning. Social work practitioners and service users and carers contribute to course delivery.

Academic assessments include; essays, exams, presentations, case studies, oral interviews, practice placements, portfolios and a practice based literature review.

 

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

The degree has been approved by the The Health and Care Professions Council (H.C.P.C).

In 2005, the Government introduced a legal restriction which resulted in the protection of the title Social Worker. This means only suitably qualified and registered social workers can described themselves as such. Successful completion of this course means that you will be eligible to apply go on the Social Work Register of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is important to point out that being a student on this course does not guarantee that you will eventually be registered with the HCPC. The HCPC are an independent body who retain the right to make their own decisions regarding who they accept on the register.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

This programme has been endorsed by TCSW as having met the social work professional quality criteria.

OPPORTUNITIES

Completion of this degree makes you eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as a social worker. You could enter a career in social work working with children and families, youth justice, older adults, mental health, community care, children and adults with disabilities, education welfare, and substance misuse. This may be in a variety of settings in the statutory sector or in a vast range of voluntary and independent agencies.

Recent graduates have successfully gained employment in social work teams in a variety of settings such as parenting and family support teams, youth justice, community drug teams and community mental health teams. Some graduates returned to the School to undertake post qualifying courses for experienced practitioners and continue their academic study.

 

Environmental Science

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 5, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

Environmental Science is a dynamic and increasingly important area of study.  Issues such as climate change, sustainable resource use and decreasing biodiversity are just some of the complex environmental issues requiring scientific, policy and management solutions. This course focusses on the principles and practical applications of Environmental Science and seeks to equip students with the skills necessary to realise their academic potential while preparing them for environment-related employment and /or postgraduate study. The course places a strong emphasis on field and laboratory-based study and “real world” application of subject-specific knowledge and wherever possible seeks to rely on research-informed and practitioner led delivery. Employability is a key focus and is reflected in the placement module in second year and an option to undertake a sandwich year in industry (full-time mode).

  • Opportunity to study Archaeology and/or Forensic Science strands alongside core Environmental Science modules.
  • Emphasis is placed on gaining practical experience through laboratory and fieldwork sessions, work placement and volunteering opportunities.
  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Employability focused programme with an emphasis on gaining practical experience through laboratory and fieldwork sessions, work placement and volunteering opportunities.
  • Professional body accredited programme
  • Opportunity to study Archaeology and/or Forensic Science strands alongside core Environmental Science modules
  • International residential fieldwork

OPPORTUNITIES

During the degree programme students gain essential subject specific knowledge, practical experience and transferable skills preparing them for employment and/or postgraduate study. Students undertake a placement /internship (usually 4 weeks) in either an industry or research setting (based on academic interests and career aspirations). Students also have the opportunity of studying abroad for a semester or undertaking a sandwich year in industry.

The course is based in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences and this association provides a unique opportunity for Environmental Science students to study optional related modules in either Archaeology or Forensic Science throughout the degree programme. Module options include the Science and Management of Death and the Archaeology of Britain.

FIELDTRIPS

Fieldtrips are a key element of the programme because they bring to life the information provided in the classroom and expose students to a range of practitioners and researchers working in relevant fields.  We run a UK-based residential fieldtrip at the end of first year and offer students the opportunity of an international field trip at the end of the second year (previous locations have included: Guyana, China, Poland and Kenya) in a dedicated fieldwork module.

Residential trips are of real academic value but they can also be significant in terms of personal development and this is definitely the case with the Scotland field trip to the Isle of Rum and Cairngorm (an optional destination on the fieldwork module)  where students are given the opportunity to climb mountains and to stay out overnight in a remote bothy. Several of our graduates that went on the trip have returned to live and work on Rum or have been inspired to volunteer with the RSPB and other natural history organisations as a direct result of the trip.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

A wide range of assessment styles are used to evaluate student performance, identify strengths and weaknesses and support learning, these include: exams, written assignments, laboratory and field reports, academic posters, oral presentations and interview.

The staff involved in delivery of the Environmental Science programme are from a diverse range of academic backgrounds and include geographers, ecologists, biologists, environmental scientists, archaeologists and forensic scientists. Most staff are research active and all staff are actively encouraged to integrate research into course delivery. For individual research interests and latest projects / publications please view our staff profiles.

 

 

ACCREDITATION

This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

This programme is accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). CHES is the collective voice of the environmental sciences academic community and serves to enhance the quality of environmental education worldwide. A programme accredited by CHES is assured to meet high standards, contain a strong component of practical, field and theoretical activities, and has excellent opportunities for training, work experience and links to the professional environmental sector. Students enrolled on CHES accredited programmes can apply for free Student Membership of the IES and for a fast-track route to membership once they graduate, starting you on a route towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist.

The University of Central Lancashire is an approved IEMA University Partner. The BSc (Hons) Environmental Science has been successfully mapped against the IEMA internationally recognised Graduate membership standard ensuring that students have the right knowledge and skills to compete in a continuously developing market. Course approval ensures that students graduate with the professionally recognised GradIEMA suffix, signifying that they are part of the next generation of sustainability leaders and enabling them to fast track an application to practitioner once they have gained sufficient experience.

 


 

 


 

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

The course actively engages with a range of external organisations and makes use of these links in the delivery of practitioner-led classroom sessions and external visits. Guest speakers have included staff from Energy and Environmental Consultancies, Forest Research, Environment Agency and the RSPB. Examples of site visits have included Heysham Nuclear Power Station, Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, Lancashire County Scientific Services and BAE Systems.  We have especially close links with the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and host their annual Volunteer Conference. Students are also encouraged to volunteer with the Trust and other local organisations, providing invaluable experience when seeking employment.

CAREERS

Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary subject and as a result career options are incredibly varied in both the environmental sector and in a range of other occupations. Examples of directly related career options include: Environmental consultant, Environmental manager, Recycling officer, Water quality scientist, Environment Agency officer, Nature Reserve manager, Sustainability consultant, Environmental education officer. The degree may also act as a gateway to a career in related areas such as: Landscape Architecture, Toxicology, Town planning, Environmental Health and Education.

Fire Engineering

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $13,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

We’re a recognised Centre of Excellence for fire safety engineering and our research centre in Fire and Hazards Science is second to none - if you’re aiming for a senior role in fire safety, this is the course for you. This course builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers and is a very hands-on course - you’ll work with the training team at Lancashire Fire and Rescue HQ in your first year, and get the chance to work with fire safety engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

  • We’re a recognised Centre of Excellence for fire safety engineering and our research centre in Fire and Hazards Science is second to none.
  • This course builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.
  • You’ll get the chance to work with fire safety engineering companies, all with the aim of boosting your employability when you graduate.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Fire Engineering is about how fires work, the effects they have on people/society, built environment and the environment and the prevention/suppression of fires. Fire Engineering also considers fundamental things such as the structure of a flame or how a water spray affects the turbulence of cloud of smoke. It is the development of novel technological and engineering solutions within the often contradictory constraints of safety, economy and the law which pose the challenge in the course.

This course emphasises fire in the context of buildings and infrastructure, and the technology for predicting fires and designing against them. The application of Fire Engineering is multi-disciplinary (every area of academic study plays a role in this understanding from law to chemistry) and it is envisaged that, as in the professional world, you will carry out project work, which will facilitate dialogue between the Fire Engineer and other members of the design and management teams.

 

 

EIC MASTERPLAN FLYTHROUGH

 

Fire Engineering is for students aiming for senior roles after graduation in safety design roles or on their way to becoming senior fire officers. BEng (Hons) Fire Engineering is supported by an established research base and builds on the training and educational programmes offered by the Institution of Fire Engineers.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, laboratory work, project work, case studies, site visits. The mix of teaching methods is designed to motivate and challenge you, considering different learning styles to maximise your potential. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course. You will learn by a variety of methods including innovative information and communication technologies and practical case studies based on research outcomes achieved by the School staff.

Assessment is by examination and/or coursework, eg group projects, modelling exercises or time controlled assignments, short answer questions, essays, practical reports or tests, problem solving exercises, critical reviews or presentations.

 

 

INDUSTRY LINKS

There is an Industrial Liaising Committee for this course, involving a number of leading companies in fire safety engineering and management, and Fire and Rescue Services.


PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Accredited by the Energy Institute, on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer when combined with accredited further learning.

Accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers as a Recognised Educational Programme (with academic exemption) for Member Grade (MIFireE).


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You’ll have access to excellent facilities including new, purpose-built fire laboratories, supported by state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics facilities, analytical and material characterisation facilities for fire chemistry and fire safety engineering.

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES

You’ll get the chance to take part in international exchange visits with our partner colleges/universities in the Middle East and Hong Kong, where English is widely spoken.

Because this course is supported by an established research base and continues to demonstrate a strong, well co-ordinated research link, the course content is highly relevant and current - which means our graduates are extremely desirable. Our alumni find themselves in senior positions in fire safety design, fire safety engineering and fire safety consulting, and many are on their way to becoming senior fire safety officers.

Law

A Undergraduate Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $12,700.
  • Duration 3 Years.

The UCLan Law degree provides the essential training – delivered by professionally qualified academics - that you need to go on and become a successful solicitor or barrister - and it’s truly fascinating. You’ll learn about ground-breaking research topics like war crimes trials and women in prison from leading academics – and because of their experience in the field, you’ll also get a good practical grounding in how the law operates and how legal practices work. Weekly seminar support and regular catch-ups with your dedicated personal tutor will ease you into university-level study - we’ll give you all the support you need to become a highly employable, knowledgeable legal professional.

  • Law at UCLan is 4th in the North West for overall student satisfaction - National Student Survey 2019.
  • Employability is central to our LLB (Hons) Law course. Throughout your degree you will be presented with support and opportunities to maximise personal development and career prospects.
  • Lancashire Law School has excellent industry links. External speakers from the legal profession are often invited to talk to students.
  • Opportunities for international study and visits are available. Recent trips include to the European Commission in Brussels, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Luxembourg.

We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods, designed to support you to develop as an independent learner. These include interactive online sessions, e-learn activities, workshops, reflective clinical legal education, group work, research exercises, presentations, mooting and debating as well as the more traditional seminars and lectures. You will have more structured class contact in year one of your law programme to support your transition to Higher Education.

The Law degree comprises a wide range of modules which provide students with an understanding of various areas of the law as well as, at UCLan, a skills spine which is embedded throughout your three years. This spine ensures that you obtain key transferable and employability skills which are then consolidated in core and optional modules. You will also have a vibrant international flavour to lectures due to discussion from a variety of student personalities – you may well be in class with students from a number of other countries..

The approach to teaching and learning is 'student-centred': this means responsibility for achieving learning outcomes is placed on student initiative in self-managing your own programme of study.
 

Staff facilitate this process by providing appropriate learning materials and support, such as module handbooks, lecture outlines, reading lists and on-line student support, you will be encouraged to adopt an independent approach to learning through effective use of private study time in researching information and responding to tasks and questions. You will be supported both academically and pastorally through this process by academic staff responsible for the modules studied and also by a personal tutor, who is an academic member of staff with special responsibility for looking after you throughout your education at UCLan.

Our lecturers are from both academic and professional backgrounds ensuring our commitment to research informed teaching is maximised. You will be taught by leading academics and by staff who are professionally qualified as solicitors and barristers hence giving you a sound understanding of substantive law and its practical application.

Our Professors usually teach on the course so students get to hear first-hand about ground-breaking research topics such as war crimes trials, women in prison and criminal law. You will will also benefit from the professional experience of staff and from the School’s commitment to research informed teaching. Lancashire Law School is at the cutting edge of research in a number of specialist legal areas including investigations into crime and criminal justice. Over 50% of research is classed as internationally significant or world leading. Our externally funded projects have included looking at an Alcohol Policy for Europe, Hate Crime in Europe and International War Crimes. There are opportunities for students to contribute to research projects through intern schemes.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The Law School has superb links with the law profession, police and probation services and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The courses are validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board meaning that they are qualifying law degrees. Our LLB provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister.

 

Medicine

A MBBS/MD Program offered by University of Central Lancashire .

  • Deadline is Aug 3, 2020.
  • Start Date is Sep 9, 2019.
  • Teaching languages are English.
  • Price $49,343.
  • Duration 5 Years.

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