Rankings of Lancaster University

Lancaster University was established in 1964 and is located in the rural setting of Lancaster. The campus provides a series of amenities, including banks and a post office. Academically, all of this university’s courses and programmes are accredited and approved by MARP, ensuring that the curriculums delivered here are set at a high standard. In terms of facilities, students have access to a variety of study and recreational spaces intended to improve their wellbeing, such as Meditation and Tai Chi classes, and Woodland walks.

Latest ranking updates for Lancaster University
  • September 2023: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE World University Rankings with Lancaster University in position 155.
  • September 2023: Publication of The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management). Ranking position #13.
  • September 2023: The Guardian News and Media Limited announced latest results of The Guardian League Table with Lancaster University in position 11.
  • August 2023: ShanghaiRanking Consultancy announced latest results of ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking with Lancaster University in position 301.

University rankings

    • #10 
    • #12 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #11 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #10 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #155 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #33 
    • #122 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #191 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #176 
    THE World Reputation Rankings
    [Published 16 November, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #182 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #301 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #560 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 22 June, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #351 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2023]
    • #26 
    • #339 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #361 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #20 
    • #352 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 28 November, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #144 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #129 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #130 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #168 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #193 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 Universities in the World
    [Published 11 August, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #144 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 English-Speaking Universities
    [Published 11 August, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #26 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #22 
    • #299 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #20 
    • #101 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Overall
    [Published 01 June, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #133 
    THE Top Universities for a Digital Education
    [Published 10 May, 2022]
    • #24 
    • #221 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #136 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #5 
    • #6 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #6 
    Creative Writing
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Business

    • #3 
    • #19 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #101 
    Finance
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #4 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #31 
    Marketing

    [Published ]

Computer Science

    • #18 
    • #22 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #126 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #250 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Education

    • #5 
    • #51 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #101 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #147 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #201 
    Education
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]

Engineering

    • #14 
    • #19 
    Chemical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #20 
    Chemical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #671 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #187 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #269 
    Civil Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #176 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #320 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #136 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #9 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #21 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #582 
    Mechanical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #6 
    • #6 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #17 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #9 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #9 
    German
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #4 
    Italian
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #3 
    Linguistics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #10 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

Law

    • #15 
    • #19 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #24 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #89 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #20 
    • #201 
    Law
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #26 
    • #301 
    Law
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

Mathematics

    • #8 
    • #10 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #201 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #401 
    Mathematics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #8 
    • #13 
    Medicine
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #20 
    • #28 
    Medicine
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #22 
    • #301 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

Natural Sciences

    • #24 
    • #31 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #9 
    Chemistry
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #29 
    Chemistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #151 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #202 
    Geology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #4 
    Physics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #201 
    Physics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #235 
    Physics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #19 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #24 
    • #31 
    Economics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #58 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #20 
    • #151 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #8 
    Geography
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #51 
    Geography
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #101 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #17 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #26 
    • #30 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #25 
    • #92 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #19 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #23 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #101 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #19 
    • #126 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #24 
    • #278 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #34 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #93 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #25 
    • #175 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #1 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #1 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #17 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #15 
    • #77 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #83 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #21 
    • #101 
    Sociology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Theology & Religious Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #8 
    • #10 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #12 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for Lancaster University

Social Work The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#1 
Social Studies & Humanities
Linguistics CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#3 
Languages & Literature
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#4 
Business
Physics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#4 
Natural Sciences
Creative Writing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#6 
Arts Visual & Performing
Mechanical Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#9 
Engineering
Sports Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#10 
Sports Science
Mathematics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#10 
Mathematics
Medicine CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#13 
Medicine & Health
Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#19 
Law

Student Reviews for Lancaster University

Student satisfaction:
4.5 (based on 578 student reviews)

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Lancaster University, I am learning lots and having a great time as well! I am involved in several societies and have met amazing people. I was initially unsure about whether or not university was for me, but I am so pleased I came!”

“Career support is outstanding. However, the university increases the number of students year by year which results in overcrowded facilities and lectures. The uni accommodation is quite expensive. These issues can undermine student experience.”

“I have made good friends, had some fun experiences, learnt a lot and been supported by many staff. I would recommend Lancaster University to anyone.”

About Lancaster University

PROS

  • Many learners praise that the accommodation is modern and comfortable, and also that it’s homely and doesn’t feel like student accommodation. They have had their suites named Best Student Halls consistently since 2010.
  • There are many ways to spend your time on campus, including societies, fundraisers, and sports. For those who enjoy vibrant, green outdoors activities there is also a lot on offer in Lancaster.
  • A recurring opinion from students is that the career guidance here is exceptional, as learners receive industry -specific advice according to their interests. Workshops for improving your resume and interview skills are also provided.

CONS

  • Due to the increasing number of students each year, facilities such as libraries and lecture halls are overcrowded, students complain. The university will have to expand its facilities in order to provide comfort to everyone.
  • The workload is considerable, students warn. For this reason they recommend taking advantage of the clubs and sports activities in your free time in order to balance yourself mentally.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1964
Telephone:
+44 1524 65201
Address:
University House
LA1 4YW, Lancaster
England UK
Website:
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Things to know before you come to Lancaster University
  • Why did you come to Lancaster to study a postgraduate degree?
  • Things I wish I knew before coming to Lancaster University
  • 40 Questions with Lancaster University student Erin
  • My Favourite Spots in Lancaster

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of Lancaster University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

13 total respondents

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 288 students of Lancaster University participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for Lancaster University in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 80.5

Student composition of Lancaster University

Business and Management:
3880
Mathematical Sciences:
1360
Biosciences:
1140
Law:
1080
Social Policy:
950
Computing:
905
Psychology:
675
Physics and Astronomy:
650
engineering (non-specific):
650
medicine (non-specific):
645
languages and area studies :
640
Politics:
575
Sociology:
515
History:
495
English Studies:
445
geography, earth and environmental studies:
345
allied health:
325
Creative Arts and Design:
320
education and teaching:
215
Chemistry:
195
Philosophy:
175
anatomy, physiology and pathology:
95
architecture, building and planning:
70
Sport and Exercise Sciences:
50
Performing Arts:
50
Theology and Religious Studies:
45
China:
2250
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
370
India:
170
Saudi Arabia:
90
Malaysia:
70
Nigeria:
65
United Arab Emirates:
55
Taiwan:
50
United States:
45
Switzerland:
40
Ghana:
40
Japan:
35
Korea (South):
30
Indonesia:
30
Pakistan:
30
Singapore:
30
Russia:
30
Macao (Special Administrative Region of China):
25
Egypt:
25
Thailand:
25
Canada:
20
Turkey:
20
Qatar:
15
Iran:
15
Kuwait:
15
Kenya:
15
Kazakhstan:
10
Mexico:
10
Brazil:
10
Oman:
10
Norway:
10
Vietnam:
10
Bahrain:
10
Cayman Islands:
5
Chile:
5
Lebanon:
5
Peru:
5
Albania:
5
Venezuela:
5
Sri Lanka:
5
Philippines:
5
Maldives:
5
Brunei:
5
Uganda:
5
Tanzania:
5
Sudan:
5
South Africa:
5
Malawi:
5
Botswana:
5
Algeria:
5
Ukraine:
5
Azerbaijan:
5

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FAQ

Lancaster University ranks #13 in England UK in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 382 universities in England UK.

Lancaster University ranks #1 in Lancaster in our meta ranking.

Lancaster University is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, QS Employability Rankings and more. See all 34 rankings of Lancaster University.

Lancaster University achieved #10 in CUG The Complete University Guide. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Lancaster University.

Lancaster University achieved the highest ranking for Social Studies & Humanities. It is ranked #1 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Social Work). See all subject rankings for Lancaster University.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings Lancaster University ranks #1 among universities in Lancaster and #13 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of Lancaster University.

In our meta ranking Lancaster University ranks #13 among all universities in England UK and University of Oxford ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.