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UCLan Burnley

Why choose UCLan Burnley?


Small class sizes. First class ambitions.

UClan Burnley offers a unique learning experience, with first class teaching, first class support and first class facilities on a wide range of programmes to enable our students to achieve first class results.


The Campus

UCLan Burnley has been developed around a strong partnership between Burnley College and the University of Central Lancashire which has been in place for 40 years and an £11 million investment by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and UCLan. The campus itself is the only University within the heart of Pennine Lancashire, offering University education with the idyllic backdrop of the East Lancashire countryside right on the doorstep.

The iconic Princess Way campus boasts state-of-the-art, industry-level facilities and innovative research to support the learning and growth of the local community. Why not take a visit today using our virtual tour?

The Courses

Offering a large range of specialist programmes at varying levels from Foundation to Postgraduate, UCLan Burnley also offers a number of courses unique to the institution. All of UCLan Burnley’s courses have been designed to meet the needs of the local economy and to help each of our students fulfil their career aspirations.

Whether you are just leaving College or Sixth Form, have been returning to education after a number of years in industry or are looking to change career and develop your employability skills, UCLan Burnley will have a course to suit you.


The Facilities

All our courses address the skills and knowledge needed in today’s economy and students are taught in specialised rooms to give them transferable skills to the real world. A snapshot of some of our high tech resources includes:

  • Advanced digital manufacturing technology centre
  • A moot court room and access to law reports obtained from the House of Lords library
  • A recording studio and radio station
  • Business incubation and creative business incubation facilities to support students’ business development
  • Fashion studio
  • Languages and IT Lab
  • Sports therapy clinic

See more of our facilities on our virtual tour:

This information is correct at the time of going to press in July 2016 and all reasonable care has been taken to ensure its accuracy at this time.

 As a result of an £11 million investment by HEFCE and UCLan, you can expect the best at our Burnley Campus; spacious light buildings alongside fantastic sporting facilities. With a dedicated support team to help you every step of the way, it's all here at Burnley.

The University Campus on Princess Way is just five minutes’ walk from Burnley town centre. Here you can find a modern shopping centre, multi-screen cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre, art gallery and plenty of nightlife. The town also houses two stately homes and museums, along with the popular Burnley Mechanics theatre which hosts touring comedians and musical acts and amateur dramatics.

There are several large parks in the town, including Towneley Park, once the deer park for the 15th century Towneley Hall, and three winners of the Green Flag Award, including Queens Park, which hosts a summer season of brass band concerts each year, and Thompson Park.

The town is currently benefiting from over £1bn of investment for regeneration and business growth, which gives a unique blend between its historic past with attractions such as a working forge and an award-winning brewery, and the trendy new pubs and clubs scene.

Each year Burnley hosts the two-day Burnley National Blues Festival, one of the largest Blues festivals in the country. Premier League Burnley Football Club are based at the Turf Moor Football Stadium within the town.

UCLan Burnley

Burnley Campus 
Princess Way 
BB12 0EQ

t: +44 (0)1282 733400