Lancaster is ranked highly in all major
UK league tables and is in the top 1%
of academic institutions worldwide.
Thanks to our excellent reputation for research, teaching and student
satisfaction, over 12,000 students from more than 100 countries choose
to study at Lancaster. Our students are among the most satisfied in the
country, according to the 2012 National Student Survey.
As a result of our approach to teaching and learning, Lancaster graduates
go on to achieve great success in their careers. Leading companies
know that a degree from Lancaster means prospective employees
have exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills and, crucially,
the ability to apply these skills to practical real-world situations.
International Study Centre
Lancaster University International Study Centre is based on the campus and provides international students with the opportunity to progress to undergraduate degree study at the University. The International Foundation Year programme will provide you with the necessary academic skills and English language tutoring to undertake a degree at Lancaster University.
- We’ve invested more than £400 million into our
campus since 2002, creating new academic
facilities, improved teaching spaces and student
social facilities, including a £20 million sports
- 91% of final year students were satisfied with
their course, according to the National Student
Survey 2012. This is higher than the national
average of 85%.
- In international league tables, Lancaster
consistently ranks in the global top 1% of universities.
- High levels
Almost three quarters of students at
Lancaster get graduate level jobs
(Higher Education Statistics Agency).
- 92% of research at Lancaster
is recognised as world leading
and internationally significant.
Our top performance in
successive research assessment
exercises means we are highly
ranked in the UK.
- Award-winning accommodation. Lancaster retained the prestigious title of ‘Best University
Halls’ and won several other awards in The National
Student Housing Survey 2012. We are one of only
five institutions to achieve the International Student
Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded where satisfaction
among international students is 90% or higher.
- Lancaster is ranked in the top three of the
safest cities in the UK (Complete University Guide
2012), with some of the lowest crime rates in
England and Wales.
Lancaster's city centre is small
enough to explore on foot and there
are regular bus services linking
it with the campus. It has cafés,
cinemas, nightclubs, restaurants,
pubs and small boutiques, plus
well-known high street shops.
A vibrant music scene, live theatre
throughout the year and an annual
literature festival complete the
It was designated as a Cycling
Town in 2005 and so benefits from
a network of linked cycle tracks
both in the city centre and around
the local area - so you can even be
green whilst you explore!
With super rail, air and sea links
nearby, Lancaster provides a fast
and easy gateway to national and
Manchester and Liverpool can be
reached in less than an hour and
London is less than two and a half