Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Out of over 120 UK Universities, Lancaster is placed 10th by the Complete University Guide 2024, 12th by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and 11th by The Guardian University Guide 2023. Lancaster also performs well in the world rankings currently 122nd out of more than 1,500 universities in the QS World Rankings 2024.
At Lancaster, we strongly believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive and so we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries.
Every Lancaster student receives careers support from day one to graduation and beyond. We will prepare you for the future you want by: helping you secure valuable work experience during your studies; giving advice and guidance throughout the job application process; providing opportunities to meet top graduate employers at careers fairs, and much more.
Lancaster is one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student (and staff member) belongs to a college. Your college is where your first friendships are formed, it is your university family. Your college is the first place to go for any support with staff on duty around the clock, ready to help.
We have over 175 different student-run clubs and societies, from sports and fitness focused to performing arts, and subject related societies that can help you to increase your knowledge and professional network. Whatever your interest, you’ll find your people at Lancaster. You can discover more about all our clubs and societies on our Students’ Union website.
The Lancaster University campus is a beautiful 560-acre green site situated just three miles from Lancaster city centre, and located at the very heart of England’s beautiful North-West region. Our campus is home to everything our students need for the full student experience and benefits from continued investment, with the very best study and learning facilities, world-class sports facilities, shops, and a variety of places to relax and socialise including nine college bars.
A short bus ride will take you into Lancaster, a friendly city with lots of culture, shops, parks and nightlife to explore and experience. We are surrounded by some of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes including the Lake District and just a short (approximately an hour) train journey away from bigger northern cities like Manchester and Liverpool.
As you go through your course at Lancaster, you'll always have the chance to focus on your future and you'll have academic employability tutors to turn to, ready to offer advice or point you in the right direction. For lots of our students, there's a chance to get a taste of professional life with work experiences or internships. We can also help you find a part-time job to fit around your studies.
Lancaster's extensive careers activities, opportunities and programmes, whether embedded within your course or done outside of your studies, support you to become an attractive candidate in the global job market.
You will have access to careers support from Lancaster for life.