The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), is located in Larnaka, and it is now in its ninth year of operation. UCLan Cyprus is the first Branch Campus of the University of Central Lancashire and at the same time a fully licensed University in Cyprus. A unique and innovative model
of a Cypriot and British University Educational Experience, accredited by the UK Quality Assurance Agency and the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) respectively.
Built on strong academic foundations, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan UK), our mother University, counts more than 190 years of history and is considered among the top 6.5% of all worldwide Universities by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2020/21.
UCLan Cyprus operates under the academic umbrella of UCLan UK, and further to the latest political changes of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (BREXIT), it is considered a unique University, bridging the UK and Europe in terms of research, academic standards, student experience and student exchange.
The completion of studies at UCLan Cyprus will result in a Double Degree (two certificates) from the two Universities, UCLan UK and UCLan Cyprus, recognised not only in Cyprus and UK, but also across Europe and beyond.
Our students will also have the advantage of an exceptional student experience in every aspect of their University life, whether it is learning, personal support, facilities, accommodation, employability and social life, as well as personal development.
Bringing a world-class reputation for academic excellence and innovative thinking in Cyprus, our aim is to develop future business leaders and
international entrepreneurs, with the skills and business acumen for success in the modern global economy. This means that we can offer a unique blend of knowledge, practical experience and modern relevance, to equip students with the qualifications and skills for the international market in employment. Many of our courses are also accredited by professional and statutory bodies, ensuring the standards expected by today’s businesses for all UCLan Cyprus students.
The vision of the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus, is to be recognised as a world-class, research-led University, competing successfully and sustainably within a national and international market. We are a University that is increasingly recognised for its commitment to outstanding teaching and practical learning, impactful research, innovative thinking and knowledge transfer that adds value to socio-economic and scientific development across frontiers.
Accreditation by British Computing Society
The BCS accreditation is a mark of assurance that the BSc Computing Undergraduate degree of UCLan Cyprus meets the standards set by the BCS and sets UCLan Cyprus graduates as highly skilled IT professionals.
With effect from the academic year 2018-2019, graduates who will be receiving a BSc Computing degree, from the British University of Cyprus, will automatically gain accreditation as Chartered Information Technology Professionals (CITPs).
As several employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, the CITP makes UCLan Cyprus graduates more competitive in the local and international job markets. Holders of the BSc Computing degree offered at UCLan Cyprus will be able to use the letters CITP after their name for greater recognition in the technology industry and beyond. As chartered members, UCLan Cyprus graduates will also be featured in the BCS Register of Chartered Members and Fellows.
Further to the above, the BCS provides UCLan Cyprus graduates with additional benefits which can help them progress their careers, such as continuing professional development, mentoring, discounted training opportunities, and assistance in job-seeking via the Institute’s Job Board and Career Centre.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
UCLan Cyprus and the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme, proudly launched a Unique Partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the globally reputable professional accounting body offering the Chartered Certified Accountant professional qualification. Our partnership with ACCA attractively positions UCLan Cyprus as the only University in Europe offering a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme simultaneously accredited by ACCA, and offering an Accelerate status by exempting upon registration to the programme the first 9 fundamental courses, allowing the students to proceed to the rest of the 5 professional courses for the completion of the ACCA accreditation.
This provides the benefit of completing both the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance and ACCA professional qualification in just 4 years. This partnership provides additional benefits to the students since UCLan Cyprus registers them to the ACCA body upon their enrolment to the programme and offers them attractive discounts to the exams’ fees.
The British Psychological Society
The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree has gained accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
This acknowledgment marks UCLan Cyprus as the only University in Cyprus offering an accredited Psychology programme of study by the BPS professional body. As a result, graduates are granted a unique competitive advantage by gaining the requirements for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the Society (GBC), which is the first step to become a professional psychologist and be able to work even in the UK.
UCLan Cyprus students can also register as members of the BPS on special discounted rates with discounts on books, access to journals and the opportunity to participate in conferences.
Education Business Awards 2017
UCLan Cyprus, as always committed to the Health and Safety of students and staff, proudly announced its success at the Greek Education Business Awards 2017. Following the recent achievement at the Pancyprian Health & Safety Good Practice Awards, the British University of Cyprus won a bronze medal in the Health and Safety category, distinguishing between nominations from every level of the Greek educational community.
The aim of the Education Business Awards was to highlight and reward best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of Education. Honorary supporters of the Awards were the Hellenic College Association, the Association of Private Schools and the Federation of Educational Institutes of Greece.
UCLan Cyprus’ Law School organised its first Model United Nations (MUN) event in collaboration with the United Nations Association of Cyprus. UCLan Cyprus welcomed very special guests, Mr. Nicos Rolandis, former Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Dr. Christos A. Theodoulou, President of the United Nations Association of Cyprus and Vice-President of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), and Mr. Christophoros Yiangou, former Cyprus Ambassador.
Equality Employer Award
UCLan Cyprus proudly announced its certification as an “Equality Employer” by the National Certification Body. The Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance held a business award ceremony, certified by the National Certification Body for the Implementation of Good Practices on Gender Equality in the Work Environment.
The British University of Cyprus implements policies that ensure staff conditions of gender equality, equal opportunities for development and training, reconciliation of professional and family life, and in particular the principle of equal pay and work of equal value for men and women.
The Queen's Young Leaders
UCLan Cyprus 4th year student of Law LLB (Hons) Antonia Michailidi, will be receiving the Queen’s Young Leader 2018 Award by Her Majesty The Queen in June 2018 as recognition for her work as a volunteer in the project in support of immigrants living in Kofinou, Cyprus.
AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY
UCLan Cyprus is set in a modern, purpose–built University campus with state-of-the art academic and operational facilities. It incorporates all of what Audio Visual (AV) has to offer in education, but also in the ever-growing professional communication world, such as distance learning facilities, high-end presentation solutions and innovative multi-use spaces. Students learn in meticulously designed lecture theatres, specialised labs, a Moot Court Room, lecture rooms equipped with interactive whiteboard facilities, seminar rooms and accommodating teaching spaces. Individual and group study spaces allow students to work alone or collaborate on projects. Our IT infrastructure provides more than 300 software applications, loan of laptops, and free Wi-Fi across the campus. The UCLan Cyprus Campus has also won the sought-after title of the ‘Most InAVative Education Facility’ at the prestigious Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) InAVation Awards, and triumphed over 30 competitors, as well as shortlisted projects from four other University finalists based in England, the Republic of Ireland and Russia. Audio visual highlights include smart podium monitors in every classroom, which allow presenters to annotate or draw freehand onto a projected display without the need for a whiteboard and pens. A video conferencing system allows live streaming, while the entrance foyer video wall is capable of displaying content up to four times full HD video. Students have the opportunity to study in an environment that suits them, whether it is in the library or in social areas around the campus. All on-line facilities can be accessed off campus, and anywhere in the world through the internet.
Earn a Double Degree (two certificates!) that will offer you recognition in Cyprus, in the UK, across Europe and beyond.
– The School of Business with project-based education inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation, and accredited courses by the ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, offering internship opportunities in different business sectors.
– The School of Law is considered to be the top in Cyprus with the first Moot Court Room on the island. Accredited by the JASB of England and Wales, it is equipped to rub shoulders with the elite Law Schools of the world.
– The School of Sciences, with programmes ranked within the top 30 of the Guardian table obtaining the highest student satisfaction score (>90%), with innovative courses offered by no other in Cyprus.
– UCLan counts more than 190 years of history and is considered among the top 6.5% of universities in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings 2020/21.
– Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 ranked UCLan among the 801-1000 best universities in the world.
– UCLan was ranked in the top 3 universities in the United Kingdom according to The Guardian University Guide 2021 in the field of Hospitality & Tourism.
– UCLan is one of the UK’s most improved universities (The Guardian, 2018).
– UCLan was officially recognised by UK’s former Prime Minister David Cameron, for obtaining the 2nd highest figure in the UK of graduates’ business start-ups.
– UCLan is the only UK University to be working in partnership with NASA and the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory! .
All PhD-qualified, our lecturers are research-active and specifically trained to reach greater teaching quality for an enhanced student experience.
Apart from that, our Academics’ wide range of research activities and high students’ performance reflect the high quality and hard work of all academic staff.
Our Schools and Programmes are linked with global and local professional bodies and accreditations, and are strongly engaged with industry partners.
As a result, they offer internships and networking opportunities, while at the same time offer you a QS World Ranked University degree, which enhances your career opportunities in the global job market.
Also, a large number of the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus courses include a placement or work experience element related to students’ discipline, during their studies, abroad or locally.
The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus 2019 alumni survey* indicates a high overall University employability and satisfaction rate with:
– 92% of graduates are very satisfied with their experience.
– 98.61% of graduates are in employment, training or pursued further studies.
– 74% of graduates are employed in areas directly related to their field of study.
– 73% of postgraduates secured employment within the first 3 months.
*Results upon the graduates who have participated at our Alumni survey.
Study at the unique British University of the island of Cyprus, amongst the only 2 British University Campuses in Europe after BREXIT, without the tuition and living cost in the UK.
The average cost of studying at any university in the UK is 3x more compared to studying at The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus.
The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus will maintain its annual Bursary for New Students that will start their studies the Academic Year 2021/22.
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