- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.17 / 5.00
- 3.15 / 4.00
- 0.77 / 1.00
- 82.6 / 100.0
- 77.5 / 100.0
- 92.6 / 100.0
Lancaster University is an internationally highly-ranked leader in the provision of inspiring teaching and research.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.
- The main teaching approach is through independent study, with students taking responsibility for their own learning. College tutors and teaching staff provide support. This approach enables students to develop strong research skills and the ability to make sense of new material quickly, while improving communication skills.
- Assessment is through essays, projects, presentations and project sheets with tutors providing feedback as guidance to students.
- Opportunities to go abroad include: subject-specific 2-week Easter vacation visit to the USA or Malaysia; 3-week cultural exchange visits in September to China, Ghana, India or Malaysia; and 1-year and 1-semester study periods in North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Student Services and Facilities
- The library includes 220 fast PCs and a laptop loan scheme, with high speed Wi-Fi; 27 bookable group study rooms for students; and print, scan and copy facilities on every floor.
- A 24-hour student learning space at the centre of the campus provides students with flexible learning environments and social space with up-to-date technology.
- Students can make the most of the 150-year-old woodland surrounding the campus with a new trail through the campus grounds. The 2.6-mile route includes an outdoor trim trail – a series of fixed timber exercise stations.
- Lancaster University has a dedicated team to support and help students during their time at Lancaster. Please refer to the university website for details.
- Lancaster University Students' Union represents its members within the university, provides a free, impartial advice and support service, and a diverse range of commercial services including on-campus shopping and a lettings agency. The union is at the heart of the university’s social scene, running The Sugarhouse − Lancaster’s biggest, safest and most popular student nightclub – along with the annual Christmas market, the Graduate Ball and the end-of-year 'Extrav' events hosted at each of the university’s colleges.
- More than 230 clubs and societies suiting all interests are affiliated to the union, which takes the lead in promoting both competitive and recreational sport. The Roses Tournament, the annual sporting clash with York University, is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the Lancaster University calendar.
- There are a growing range of volunteering opportunities, including overseas experiences, providing opportunities for personal development that help Lancaster students gain employability skills and graduate as confident individuals.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- Lancaster University has an on-campus recruitment agency which handles part-time work opportunities offered by the university.
- This service also works with local employers for both part-time and full-time positions. Students and graduate are therefore able to benefit from a dedicated university-run service to help them find work during and after their studies.
- Staff also work with students and graduates, providing help and advice with respect to job hunting, effective applications, and interview performance.
- A dedicated careers team provides a variety of services which help students to develop skills, connect with working professionals, build networks and realise their potential.
- The Lancaster Award is a certificate recognising the extra-curricular activities of students taken outside of their academic studies. Developed in partnership with employers, it enhances student's future employment prospects and encourages them to undertake extra-curricular activities and acquire new skills and experiences valued by employers.
- 97% of Lancaster students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 72%
- Postgraduate 28%
Mode of study
- Full Time 90%
- Part Time 10%
Where students come from
- UK 66%
- EU 10%
- Other 24%
- Male 49%
- Female 51%
- In just over 50 years Lancaster has firmly established itself among the UK's elite universities with world leading research, excellent teaching and career prospects and a beautiful campus with award-winning facilities.
- Jon Moulton – venture capitalist and philanthropist.
- James May – TV presenter.
- Andy Serkis – BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated actor.
- Jason Queally – Olympic gold medallist in cycling.
- Gian Fulgoni – entrepreneur.
- Sarah Waters – award-winning novelist (Tipping the Velvet).
- Ahdaf Soueif – Anglo-Egyptian novelist.
- Robert Fisk – journalist.
- Nahed Tahir – CEO of Gulf One Bank, ranked by 72nd by Forbes magazine in the list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
- Paul Simons – senior advertising executive.