Lancaster is among the best in the UK. We're top ten in The Complete University Guide 2024 and consistently placed in the top 15 in the major UK league tables. Lancaster University has risen 24 places in the QS World University Rankings 2024. Listed as 122nd out of 1,500 universities around the world in the latest QS global league table, Lancaster remains the highest-ranked non-Russell Group institution in England.
The Lancaster University campus in North-West England occupies a beautiful 560-acre green site, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre. There are 8 different undergraduate colleges which provide college events, social and study spaces with a genuine community to be a part of.
There are 4 academic faculties at Lancaster University:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Health and Medicine
- Faculty of Science and Technology
- Faculty of Management
In REF 2021 91% of our research was independently rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' including 46% rated in the highest category of 4*.
Our Accommodation has been named 'Best University Halls' eight times since 2010 at the prestigious Global Student Living Index (previously the National Student Housing Awards).
Lancaster University is the 5th in the UK for social and environmental sustainability. A new league table from QS World University Rankings measures and compares efforts from universities across the globe. Lancaster's efforts range from zero-emission energy sources to locally sourced food and involve all staff and student body.
The Lancaster Campus is a 560-acre site which is self-contained yet well connected. Across the campus, we offer exceptional facilities, from the lab and lecture theatres in our faculties, to the award-winning accommodation and social areas in our colleges. Our sports centre offers a swimming pool, and a range of courts, pitches and 3G surfaces, while our newly refurbished library offers a wide range of work spaces.
Lancaster University has a truly international outlook. We have an alumni network of over 150,000 alumni in 180 countries worldwide and research partnerships in 24 countries. Lancaster is the only UK university to have a presence in sub-Saharan Africa having opened a branch in Ghana, and we also deliver programmes in collaboration with leading providers in China and Malaysia. Across the globe, our academic and industry partnerships help us produce world-class research that helps shape the world and tackle global issues.