Lancaster University ranks as one of the UK’s top 10 universities as a world class centre for teaching. Situated in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, an hour from Manchester and the Lakes, this research university is on the doorstep of the historic city of Lancaster.

Lancaster students revising on the grass

Top 10

Lancaster University is ranked in the top ten universities in the UK, and consistently ranks in the top 1% internationally.

Nine colleges

We’re one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK. Your college will help you settle quickly into your studies and social life on campus.

Graduate prospects

Almost three-quarters of students at Lancaster get graduate level jobs (Higher Education Statistics Agency).

Students in Grizedale barInvestment

We’ve invested more than £450m into our campus since 2002, creating new academic facilities, great teaching spaces and student social facilities, including a state-of-the-art sports centre.

Vibrant city

Lancaster has been ranked as one of the top ten most vibrant cities in the UK according to the Experian Vibrancy Report.


92% of our research is rated to be of an ‘international standard’. You can be confident that you’ll be joining a world-class research institute.

Lancaster Environmental Science research
Satisfied students

9/10 Lancaster students said that they were satisfied with their course, according to the latest National Student Survey.

Study abroad

Study, work and volunteer opportunities exist in over 50 universities worldwide.