Lancaster University

Lancaster University


The University
Lancaster University is currently The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide ‘University of the Year 2018’ as well as being ranked in the top 10 in three major UK league tables in 2018 (6th The Times 2018, 9th The Guardian 2018, and 9th The Complete University Guide 2018). The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre and close to the city of Manchester and the Lake District National Park.

Lancaster is home to a dynamic postgraduate community and offers a wealth of both taught and research study options across a wide range of subject areas. We place an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and encourage collaboration, giving students access to expert teaching and research support and training from across the University.

Our international community also extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries across the world.

The University is committed to solving major global problems through research and teaching, with 83% of our research ranked as ‘internationally excellent and world leading’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

We offer a range of subjects in postgraduate taught programmes, which provide you with a more structured approach to developing your subject knowledge and the potential to enhance your career prospects. Alternatively, you may see the taught degree as a stepping stone onto a career in research or a way to achieve an extended research thesis within your chosen specialism. Search our postgraduate offering for full details.

Rankings & Reputation 
Top 10 - Lancaster is ranked in the top ten across all three UK league tables (The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, and the Complete University Guide).

High quality teaching - Lancaster was awarded a coveted Gold ranking in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

World-class Institution - Lancaster is ranked 135th out of 959 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and 150th out of just over a thousand universities in THE World University Rankings 2018.

World-class Research - 83 per cent of Lancaster’s research was rated internationally excellent or world leading (REF 2014). 

Graduate College - We’re one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK, with a dedicated college for postgraduate students, as well as postgraduate-only facilities in the city for students not based on campus.

Quality accommodation - Lancaster's on-campus accommodation won the Best University Halls award in the 2017 National Student Housing Survey, an award we have won for seven out of the last eight years. 

City, coast and countryside - A short bus ride or cycle will take you from our campus into the heart of Lancaster – a city full of character and culture. 10 minutes from the famous Lancashire coast, half an hour from the Lake District, and only 2.5 hours from London.

Investment - In recent years over £500 million has been invested in the campus buildings, facilities and infrastructure with a further £400 million planned over the next five years.

Funding & Scholarships
Lancaster University offers a range of funding and scholarships towards the cost of postgraduate tuition and cost of living. For full information visit our website or speak to the relevant department.

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