Located in the heart of Lancashire, in the North West of England, close to the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool, you'll find Preston is a friendly bustling city, traditional yet with a young and lively atmostphere.

In the Complete University Guide, Preston is ranked as one of the safest places to study in the UK. That's because as well as being a student-friendly city, we take care of you with initiatives such as 24-hour CCTV and a safety bus scheme.

We are surrounded by excellent parks where you can relax and unwind, including the beautiful and historical Avenham Park with its Riverside Walk, and there are cycle lanes around the Campus and the City. We're also less than an hour away from the impressive Lake District. 

UCLAN is proud of our four star rating by the QS World University Rankings, and within that, the five stars for excellence in our teaching quality and facilities, like our £15 million Media Factory and our cutting-edge science labs, where realistic environments can help you develop your skills.


ISEP students will be housed in university dormitories in single rooms in shared apartments. Rooms with en suite bathrooms are available for an additional charge. 


Students will receive a meal stipend based on the cost of living for students in Preston, which they can use to purchase groceries and cook meals in shared facilities. Stipends are paid in cash every month.  

All ISEP students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

Program Website

Course Description

The UCLAN course list will provide you with more information on courses available in your field of study. Each degree programme offers a downloadable Course Handbook which provides information on the programme of study. 



Fashion Design




Game Design




Criminology/Forensic Science 


Preparation for Industry 


News Reporting 


Introduction to Games Design 


Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology 


Looking Beyond Crime and Criminology 


Outerwear Design and Creation


Digital Journalism


Creativity and Context for Games


Qualitative Psychological Research 


The History of Criminal Justice 


Critical Studies in Fashion and Textiles I 


Features Journalism


3D Modelling and Digital Art for Games


Neurocognitive Development and Disorders 


Violence Against Women and Girls 


Fashion Communication and Presentation Methods 


Media Law and Regulation


Heading Into the Games Industry


Essential Issues in Psychology: History, Individual Differences and Ethics 


Bodies of Evidence 


Experimental Silhouette Investigation


Sports Desk I


Character Design


Psychology in Education 


Research for Forensic Investigators

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Marketing

  • Communication Recommended!


  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature


  • Foreign Languages and Literatures


  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Human Services

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Criminology Forensic Science and Technology

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Physical Sciences Recommended!

    Forensic Chemistry

  • Psychology Recommended!

  • Social Sciences:

    Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Apparel and Textiles Fashion/Apparel Design Game and Interactive Media Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 19
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 10
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 10
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 17
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5

Special Application Instructions

Any of the following areas of study require a portfolio of work to be assessed. Please submit this with your ISEP application.







Other Academic Conditions

*Available modules may depend on previous study*

Please note that the following fields of study are only offered for full year students, and therefore are not available for students studying abroad for one semester:

Advertising & Public Relations








Sports Studies

Studio Art

Visual and Performing Arts

International Business Communication requires a minimum of two years' study. 

**Students are responsible for staying until the end of the semester and may not leave before the final date of their semester exams. Neither ISEP nor UCLAN can guarantee an early departure; leaving early may result in a failing exam grade and/or forfeit of credit.

Please note: UCLAN does not accept TOEFL results from tests taken at home. Only TOEFL scores from tests taken at a testing center will be considered valid.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

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