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Weekly University News 11 December 2020

Time:2020-12-10 17:15:30


The latest university news of the week

Ulster University 

Ulster University has announced a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available for September 2021 entry at its Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment 


The university is the largest institution in Northern Ireland, with three campuses - Belfast, Magee, and Coleraine. It is also ranked among the top 150 young universities in the world.  


The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, currently with 4,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 200 PhD students and 160 faculty members, provides a variety of study opportunities including undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, short courses and research courses. 


The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment consists of four schools 

Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment (Belfast campus) 

School of Computing (Belfast campus) 

School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems (Magee campus) 

School of Engineering (Belfast campus) 


The quality courses delivered at the faculty ensure students are equipped with solid knowledge as well as practical skills essential to the industry. Undergraduate courses include a placement year after two years of learning, providing an additional diploma that has been proven to be a great help to graduates in finding employment.  


The following are some courses available for the September 2021 intake:  





Architectural Engineering - BEng (Hons) 

Engineering Management - BEng (Hons) 

Environmental Health - BSc (Hons) 

Architecture - BA (Hons) 

Information Technologies - BSc (Hons) 

Building Surveying - BSc (Hons) 

Interactive Computing - BSc (Hons) 

Construction Engineering and Management - BSc (Hons) 

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 

Artificial Intelligence - BEng (Hons) 

Mechanical Engineering - BEng (Hons) 

Biomedical Engineering - BSc (Hons) 

Mechatronic Engineering - BEng (Hons) 

Civil Engineering - BSc (Hons) 

Computer Science - BSc (Hons) 

Planning, Regeneration and Development - BSc (Hons) 

Computing Science - BSc (Hons) 

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management - BSc (Hons) 

Computing Technologies - BSc (Hons) 

Real Estate - BSc (Hons) 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - BEng (Hons) 

Renewable Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons) 

Software Engineering - BEng (Hons) 

Energy - BSc (Hons) 

Technology with Design - BSc (Hons) 

Artificial Intelligence - MSc 

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering - PgDip/MSc 

Advanced Composites and Polymers - MSc 

Data Science with Applied Research - MSc 

Energy Storage - MSc 

Fire Safety Engineering - PgDip/MSc 

Games Design - MA 

Internet of Things - MSc 

Manufacturing Management - MSc 

Real Estate - PgCert/PgDip/MSc 

Professional Software Development - MSc 


Entry requirement 

  1. Highschool graduate with an average score of 65% 

  1. 2nd or 3rd year vocational school students with relevant major 

  1. IB 24 or above 

  1. A-level CCC or above 

  1. IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 or above in each element 

  • Some courses have specific requirements for certain subjects learned at high school level, refer to the website for details.   

  1. Relevant majors at undergraduate level, all certification is required 

  1. IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 or above in each element 

This is not an exhaustive list of available courses, for the most up-to-date information, visit the university website

University of Central Lancashire 

University of Central Lancashire has releases updates on the January and March 2021 intake, winter closure, international scholarships, and enrolment.  


Key dates 

January 2021 – deadlines for international students 

  • 11 December: CAS production deadline 

  • 14 January: Welcome Week 

  • 18 January: Teaching commences 

  • 05 February: Date of last enrolment 


March 2021 – deadline for international students for the following programmes:  

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (RN) Adult 

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (RN) Mental Health 

  • BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (Foundation Entry) Foundation Degree 


  • 16 December: Last date to receive applications. Applications received after this date will be considered for September 2021 intake. 

  • 12 February 2021: last date for CAS production 


Winter Closure 

UCLan will close for the festive period on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021. 


International Scholarships 

The UClan scholarships package has been further enhanced by three new awards below for 2021 entry:  

  • Family Loyalty Scholarship: £1k for UG and PGT programmes. Available to a sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying or who has graduated from, a full-time course at UCLan. Available to siblings in the same academic year. Details to appear on our website. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Lebanon Country Scholarship: £4k for PGT programmes. Applicants from Lebanon are required to make a formal application. Details to appear on our website. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Postgraduate Scholarship: An additional £1k for MSc Nursing with Registered Nurse, Children and Young People, MA International Relations, MSc International Business and Management and LLM International Law with Professional Placement. Terms and conditions apply. 

Visit the university website for all scholarship opportunities.  


UCLan is demonstrating support to applicants with the launch of a new roadmapguiding students through enrolment. The roadmap provides essential arrival information for EU & International Students at the University of Central Lancashire.

Useful resources 

Prospective students can visit the UClan Ask A Student site to chat with a current student about any enquiries they may have.

For more information, visit the university website