About Lancaster University

A triple top ten university

Lancaster University is among the top 10 universities in the UK, ranked this way in three of the UK's major university league tables. We were recently named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. We have one of the safest campuses in the UK, where you can live, study and pursue your future career. Our new academic facilities are some of the best in Europe, and our college system provides personal support and an outstanding student experience.

Studying at Lancaster

At Lancaster, we help you achieve academic success and gain a wide range of skills that will enhance your career prospects. Lancaster University was ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate employability by the Times and The Sunday Times 2020.

Teaching and research

Lancaster University is internationally recognised for outstanding teaching and research. During your degree, your tutors will help you to explore the latest findings in your subject and encourage you to achieve the highest grades possible.

Flexible options

You can study up to three subjects by choosing minor subjects alongside your major degree option. This allows you to explore a range of interests, and gives you a wider education that is attractive to employers.

Academic facilities & schools

At Lancaster, our brand new academic facilities are some of the best in Europe. Our faculties and schools are internationally important, and we regular invest in new high-tech facilities. We recently invested £26 million in our Chemistry facilities and equipment and our new Engineering building has high-tech workshops and laboratories. We have also invested millions of pounds in our outstanding library, holding over one million books. Our Business School (LUMS) is among the top 100 in the world and our Law School is ranked the best in the northwest of England.

Discover life at Lancaster

Three international students in a lecture theatre at Lancaster University

Campus facilities

Our campus is one of the best and safest in the UK. It has everything you need – you can live, study and socialise here without distractions. To help you to achieve success and make the most of university life, we've invested millions of pounds in our modern facilities. On campus you will easily find banks, shops, cafés and medical offices to make your daily life easy and relaxing. There are also theatres, art galleries, a multi-million pound sports centre and a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre so you will always find exciting events and helpful people.

University life

Our colleges

All undergraduates belong to one of nine Lancaster colleges - eight for undergraduate and one especially for postgraduate students. This is where you will live, study and become part of student life. This is the best way to meet new people and get the support you need as you adjust to life at university. Lancaster is one of only a few UK universities (including Oxford and Cambridge) with a collegiate system.

Wider university life

Lancaster students come from more than 100 different nationalities, so you will meet students from the UK and all over the world. The Student Union (LUSU) has more than 200 groups and societies you can join, you can even start your own. You can also join competitive sports clubs and annual social events.

Top international university

Lancaster named a ‘top international university’ by Times Higher Education.

David from Brunei studied International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies.

"The course at Lancaster University International Study Centre offers an in-depth picture of the world of business. The facilities are amazing, very modern and user-friendly."

David from Brunei studied International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies

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