Why Blackburn University Centre?

Blackburn University Centre has a reputation of supporting students to achieve their untapped potential. Here are some of the reasons students choose to study with us.

Degrees awarded by UK Top 15 Lancaster University


Lancaster University has been the top university in the North West of England for over a decade. Over 85% of the degrees we offer are validated by them and they are ranked in the UK Top 15 across a number of major national league tables. Lancaster University are also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings and were named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We also work with other well-respected institutions such as the University of South Wales and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Read more about our University Partners.

Student satisfaction is higher than universities all of the country

According to the 2020 National Student Survey, our student satisfaction is higher than the national benchmark — surpassing universities all over the country. 

Read more about our National Student Survey Results.

Lower tuition fees than other universities

Our tuition fees are lower than you would find at other universities. Combine this with the fact you'll save thousands by living at home and you can graduate with significantly lower student debt,

Read more about our Fees.

Generous financial support package of up to £1,000 per year

We believe no one should be put off going to university because of the cost, so we’ve put a great financial help package together to help you.

Read more about our Financial Support.

Smaller class sizes and unrivalled support

Ask a current student what sets us aside from a traditional university and they will tell you the amount of support we provide is second to none. You’ll have high levels of contact with your tutor thanks to our small class sizes and benefit from a range of specialist teams.

Read more about our Support and Student Life.

All courses lead to careers

All our courses are designed with your future career in mind. Many of our tutors are industry professionals who will share with you insights from their experience and gear you up for what to expect when you start your graduate career. We work with employers to ensure that what you learn during your degree is actually of benefit to them when you come to search out a graduate level job and we offer a range of work-based learning options to help you get a taste of the job market and what an employer wants.

Locality and convenience

The vast majority of our students live within 20 miles of Blackburn. We especially attract students from the areas of Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Chorley, Ribble Valley and Clitheroe, Preston, Burnley and Nelson and Colne. You may be able to keep your job (many students work full/part-time while studying), study while looking after children or caring for others or fit your study around the commitments you have.