Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Top 10 in all three major national league tables, as well as highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.
League tables can't tell you everything about a university, but they're a good place to start. Out of over 120 UK Universities, the University is consistently in the top ten and maintained their 6th place position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Ranked 139th in the World
Announced September 2019, Lancaster University is delighted to rank 139th in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Ranking. The University has risen up the ranking, improving from 146th in 2019.
Ranked 7th for teaching excellence in Europe
Lancaster University is among the best universities for teaching excellence in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. This is the first international university ranking focused entirely on teaching and learning.
Gold standard teaching
Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. The TEF Gold rating is based on high-quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and graduate prospects.
Lancaster is a research-intensive university, with 35% of research classed as world-leading and 48% classed as internationally excellent in the UK Government's latest independent review, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
Studying for a degree at Lancaster is about much more than gaining deeper knowledge of your subject. We also focus on giving you the student experience that can help build your skills, confidence and professional links.
Lancaster's community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries around the world.
The University has about twelve thousand full-time students studying at Lancaster for first and higher degrees, and about seven hundred academic staff out of a total staff complement of over two thousand. In addition, the University has partnerships with higher education establishments overseas, including Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur and the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil, as well as a campus in Ghana. There are now over one hundred thousand Lancaster alumni across the world – a truly international community.