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Student Accommodation

  • University accommodation is guaranteed to first-year undergraduates who make Lancaster their first choice university and who firmly accepted an offer via UCAS, and apply for accommodation by the relevant deadline.
  • The award-winning accommodation provides a range of residences on campus, including single rooms with en-suite options, studios and townhouses.
  • Rent includes high-speed Internet and access to the university network and Wi-Fi in all residences. Utility bills and contents insurance to the value of £7,500 is also included.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £92 to £198 per week
Self-Catered from £143 to £186 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Lancaster is one of England's Heritage Cities. It's as vibrant as it is quirky, with a captivating past and a cultured present. Creative, independent, and with a great outdoors; Lancaster is a city with great stories to tell.
  • It is very student-friendly, packed with pubs, clubs, shops, markets and theatres.

Nightlife and Culture

  • There are many pubs in the city centre, some offering comedy nights, music events or discounts on food and drink; and a good selection of cafés and restaurants also. Lancaster has several nightclubs, including the Sugarhouse which is owned and operated by Lancaster University Students' Union.
  • The University also has its own theatre, art gallery and concert hall. Other theatres include Dukes Theatre and the Grand Theatre in Lancaster, and the Platform in Morecambe. Multi-screen cinemas operate in Lancaster and Morecambe and the Dukes Cinema offers independent films.
  • Noteworthy visitor attractions include Lancaster Castle, the Cathedral, the Ruskin Library and St George's Quay with its award-winning Maritime Museum. Since the prison wing closed in 2011, Lancaster Castle now offers extended tours of the building and courtyard, and runs themed events throughout the year.
  • Williamson Park has a café and acres of beautiful parkland to explore and is only a few miles from the campus. Morecambe is also a popular place to visit – with beautiful views across the bay to the Lake District, miles of prom to walk or cycle along, and family-friendly outdoor space at Happy Mount Park.


  • Walking and cycling are strongly encouraged; Lancaster prides itself on its excellent network of cycle tracks, and most of the city centre is pedestrianised. 
  • Local bus services are efficient, and coach services operate to other UK destinations.
  • The West Coast railway line runs from London – 251 miles away – to Glasgow, stopping in Lancaster.
  • Road networks are good, with the major north–south motorway, the M6, running past the city.
  • For those travelling further afield, the region's main airport is Manchester, with a smaller airport at Liverpool; and a ferry service runs to the Isle of Man from Heysham harbour.