Lancaster University
About Us

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. We are top 15 in three UK league tables – The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Complete University Guide 2022. Lancaster is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In 2020, the University declared a climate emergency and has ambitious plans to be carbon net zero by 2035. Green Lancaster is a partnership between the University and the Students’ Union to provide education and engagement experiences for the sustainable development era.

Campus life provides you with everything you need to enjoy a full student experience including a place to live, study, make friends, exercise and relax. Situated in the North West of England, our green and spacious campus is kitted out with exceptional facilities such as lab space, design studios, a recently extended library and sports centre, and of course modern lecture theatres. There is also award-winning student accommodation, providing the perfect environment to live, socialise and study.

Lancaster has eight undergraduate colleges to choose from, all of which have their own identity, social scene and facilities. The colleges play an integral role in enriching your university experience. Their close-knit communities are where you can make friends outside your course, enjoy social activities, such as sporting events and quizzes, as well as access well-being and support. Colleges are at the heart of university life at Lancaster, helping every student build their community.

A city of character, culture and history; Lancaster is just waiting to be explored. It offers something for everyone from sustainable shops, theatres, museums, a vibrant nightlife and its very own music festival. A 10-minute walk down the canal will transport you from the bustle of the city centre to the surrounding idyllic countryside. Accessible via a short bus ride or cycle from campus, Lancaster City provides a constant buzz of entertainment and activity.

Study with us

We offer over 380 undergraduate degrees to choose from. Many have the option to spend a term or year studying abroad with one of our partner universities across the globe, or you might want to focus on gaining industry experience in a placement year. At Lancaster, we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and student experience. We attract the brightest minds from around the world to work and study at Lancaster. You will learn in a stimulating, research-led environment, from academics who are at the forefront of their field of research.

University isn’t just a place to study; it’s a place to build your future. Lancaster offers a wide range of career support to help you through every step of the graduate recruitment process. You can access a wide range of internships, placement opportunities, workshops, career fairs and employer insight events; all aimed to help you become an attractive candidate in the global job market. We can also help you find part-time work whilst you study. Our students can access the University’s career support after graduation and throughout their careers.