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About Lancaster University
Located in the scenic North-West region of England, Lancaster University is situated on a beautiful and spacious green campus that’s close to the city, coast and countryside that is home to a community of staff and students from over 100 countries.
Lancaster is internationally renowned for excellence in teaching, research and student experience. Consistently ranked top 15 in the three main UK league tables and in the world top 150 in the QS World Rankings. In 2022 Lancaster placed first in the North of England for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
Why Choose Lancaster University?
- You’ll have access to career support for life: we’re dedicated to providing opportunities to enhance your employability so you are able to achieve your career ambitions in the UK, back home, or anywhere else in the world. This includes: 24/7 access to an online careers portal with activities designed to help you discover your goals and develop your core employability skills; regular opportunities to connect with top employers on campus; support from our careers team through the job application process, and bespoke careers programmes.
- Award-winning accommodation: Our accommodation has been awarded ‘Best University Halls’ eight times since 2010 at the UK’s prestigious Global Student Living Index.
- A home from home: our nine colleges split the University into smaller communities. Your college will become your home from home with lots of students to make friends with, staff ready to support you every step of the way, secure accommodation, social spaces, and a full calendar of events.
- Make connections that cross borders: Students from more than 100 countries study at our Lancaster campus and there are opportunities to study and travel abroad throughout your studies. We also have international teaching partnerships in China, Germany, Ghana and Malaysia. We have developed Lancaster pathways to allow students to access a Lancaster education across the globe.
Awards and Achievements
- Lancaster is ranked among the top fifteen universities in the UK: Lancaster is ranked 11th in the Complete University Guide 2023, 12th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and 14th in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
- Lancaster University is ranked 122nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and 146th in the QS World University Rankings 2023.
- Lancaster University has been given an overall satisfaction score of 83.6% in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS), ranking 1st in the North, 8th in England and 11th in the UK when compared to other universities.
- Lancaster University has been awarded five stars for performance in a prestigious new QS World Rankings. The evaluation features five-star ratings for each category – teaching, employability, internationalisation, research, facilities, subject ranking and environmental impact.
- Lancaster University is one of the top 25 most targeted universities by the UK’s top graduate employers according to The Graduate Market in 2023 report.
Lancaster University awarded £5.9 million worth of scholarships and bursaries in 2020 and helped nearly 4,000 students with fees and living expenses. You can find out about our range of excellent funding opportunities on our scholarships and bursaries pages.
University Course List
We offer programmes at foundation, pre-masters, undergraduate and postgraduate level covering a wide range of subject areas. We also have a variety of opportunities to spend time studying in a different country and working in industry. A full list of our courses can be found on our website:
- Foundation programmes and pre-master
- Undergraduate programmes (eg. BA, BSc)
- Postgraduate programmes (eg. MA, MRes, MSc, PhD)
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