Study in Burnley

Eat. Sleep. Study. Repeat.


Burnley is a growing university town and we are excited for the journey ahead. UCLan is committed to offer courses for 4,000 students to study in Burnley by 2025, with current available qualifications including Accounting and Business, Digital/IT, Law, Nursing, Midwifery, Professional Policing, Forensic Psychology, Sports Coaching and Development, Medical Sciences and a wide range of Degree Apprenticeships. UCLan students also receive free membership to Burnley St Peter’s Leisure Centre, including classes, the gym and swimming pool.

You can find the latest UCLan Burnley brochure for 2020 here.

Two UCLan students working at a clinical lab

Burnley College

We are also proud to be home to Burnley College, which is co-located with UCLan. It offers a sixth-form centre, university courses, Themis apprenticeships and adult learning. Rated by Oftsed as Outstanding, the college also has the second-largest apprenticeship programme in Lancashire. This is supported by the exciting and thriving sectors that apprentices can gain experience in when they study in Burnley. Its Sixth Form Centre was also announced as the top in England in 2020.

Exciting career opportunities

In fact, Burnley is an impressive town in which to study, live and work. You could end up making chassis for luxury cars, engines for jets or digital technology used in Oscar-winning films, to name just a few of the exciting career opportunities.


Our town offers students the best of both worlds – high-quality courses and facilities and busy bars, restaurants and shops for your downtime. There’s also Burnley FC, REEL cinema, Burnley Mechanics Theatre, an indoor inflatables centre, several sports centres and art gallery. And with 80% of the town rural, there’s plenty of green space to escape to when you need a break from revision.

If you fancy a change of scenery, you can hop in the car, bus or train and head out to nearby Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, cities renowned for their culture, shops and nightlife. And if you’re something of an avid climber, The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales are also easily accessible. is our dedicated social media platform and website for young adults in the town; where to go and who to know, and supporting you to achieve your ambitions and goals. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.