Why Lancaster?

For us, Lancaster is everything a university should be. It's somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity.

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A top UK university

Consistently ranked in the top 15 in major UK league tables, we're one of the world's top 150 universities in the QES World University Rankings 2024.

Rankings and reputation
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Student life

Lancaster has so much to offer. On our campus, in our city and our community, you’ll find your place C whoever you are.

Student life

Careers and employability

ܽƵ is one of the top 25 most targeted universities by the UK's top graduate employers according to The Graduate Market in 2023 report. The UK Graduate Careers Survey, conducted by High Fliers Research in association with The Times, is the largest and most authoritative annual survey of its kind.

Lancaster's careers team will offer you support from day one of your time at university, and their help will continue even after you've graduated.

Careers and employability
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Lancaster and the surrounding area

  • Explore the campus

    Explore what ܽƵ can offer you. From accommodation, study spaces, sports facilities, cafes, restaurants and more, we've got you.

  • The city and beyond

    Beyond Lancaster's campus, you can explore the historic city, stunning coastline, and picturesque Lake District.

Teaching and learning

At Lancaster, we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and student experience. Our international reputation for academic excellence means that we attract the brightest minds from around the world to work and study at Lancaster.

Teaching and learning
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Support for you

  • Nine colleges, one home

    Colleges are central to the ܽƵ experience. It's where you live, but more than that, it's a place to socialise and a support network too. The difference our colleges make can't be overstated.

  • Scholarships and bursaries

    At Lancaster, we are investing in the future of our students by enabling access to a world-class education. We believe funding concerns should not stop any talented student from thriving.

  • Wellbeing and support

    We offer comprehensive support from the day you start until you graduate to enhance your experience as a student and help to fulfil your potential.

Global experiences

Join our international community to share ideas and perspectives. Take it further with study abroad options and other travel opportunities.

Your global experience
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