Education in the UK

Why study in Lancaster?

Studying at a prestigious UK university will lead you to the successful future you want. The UK is famous throughout the world for the quality of its education system and having a degree from a UK university will impress global employers.

Benefits of studying in the UK

Shorter courses
Most undergraduate degree courses are shorter than in other countries, allowing you to save money in tuition fees and living costs.  

Subject focus
In the UK, you specialise in your main subject area from the beginning of your degree. This is ideal if you know what you want to study and are ready to start your career.

Diversity
The UK is very multicultural place. International students are made to feel welcome and are able to experience more people and cultures from all over the world. 

Innovation and invention
The UK’s impressive history of inventions dates back more than 1,000 years. Some of the world’s greatest creations were invented here – even including the Internet.

 

The collegiate system of Lancaster

Lancaster is one of a few UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, to have a collegiate system. This means you live and socialise with members of your own college, even if they are studying a different subject. All undergraduate students become a member of one of eight colleges: Bowland, Cartmel, County, Furness, Fylde, Grizedale, Lonsdale or Pendle. Despite this, there are many opportunities to get to know members from other colleges too. 

The University is also organised into four main faculties:

Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Health and Medicine (FHM)
Science and Technology (FST)
Management School (LUMS)

Each faculty is made up of many departments, institutes and centres.

Learn more about the UK education system

You can study three main levels of UK degrees at Lancaster:

  1. Undergraduate (BA or BSc) 
  2. Graduate (MA, MSc or MPhil)
  3. PhD

You can choose to study a single honours or a combined honours degree programme at undergraduate level:

  • Single honours: study one subject in depth, and choose additional modules to increase the breadth of your degree.
  • Combined honours: study two or three subjects in depth, with additional modules, if you choose.

You may also study a bachelor’s degree with an integrated master’s at Lancaster. These degrees are four years long.

At Lancaster, there is a focus on independent study. This will help you to become a successful, independent graduate. Tutors on each of your courses offer advice on how to plan your independent study time.

Teaching may include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical work
  • Fieldwork

As a student at Lancaster, you can also gain experience through the University’s award-winning work experience and placements programme. This experience helps you become a highly employable graduate.

The University is also organised into four main faculties:

  • Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Health and Medicine (FHM)
  • Science and Technology (FST)
  • Management School (LUMS)

Each faculty is made up of many departments, institutes and centres.

Quality assurance

By studying in the UK, you will receive a high-quality degree. Teaching and learning at Lancaster are monitored by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). By studying here, you’re assured that your degree matches all of the government standards.