About

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. Find out more about our rankings.

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.

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.

Lancaster Environmental Science research
Satisfied students

88% of Lancaster students said that they were satisfied overall, according to the latest National Student Survey.

Study abroad

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