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Lancaster, United Kingdom, LA1 4YW


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  • Lancaster University is consistently recognized for its quality teaching and research, and achieves high scores in university rankings. The University ranked 9th in the Complete University Guide 2016 and 10th in the Guardian University Guide 2016
  • Lancaster consistently ranks in the top 1% of universities
  • Lancaster is one of the safest campus locations in the UK. Everything you need is right here on campus: a prestigious university, a close and friendly community and excellent leisure and social facilities
  • 9 out of 10 final year students were satisfied with their course, according to the influential National Student Survey 2015
  • 97% of Lancaster students get a job or move on to further education within six months of graduating according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency
  • The University is close to Lancaster’s historical city center yet surrounded by beautiful English countryside. Cosmopolitan cities Manchester, London and Edinburgh are just a train ride away.

Scholarship availability Yes
Medium of instruction English
Established 1964
Students 13
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Applied 936
Age +17


Lancaster is one of only six collegiate universities in the UK; the colleges are weakly autonomous. The eight undergraduate colleges are named after places in the historic county of Lancashire, and each have their own campus residence blocks, common rooms, administration staff, and bars.

Lancaster is ranked in the top ten in all three national league tables, and received a Gold rating in the Government's inaugural (2017) Teaching Excellence Framework. In 2018 it was awarded University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and achieved its highest ever national ranking of 6th place within the guide's national table.Along with the universities of Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York, Lancaster is a member of the N8 Group of research universities. Elizabeth II, Duke of Lancaster, is the visitor of the University. The current chancellor is Alan Milburn, since 2015

Academic Faculties

Students 13,615

Undergraduates 9,690

Postgraduates 3,925

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Students tell us they love living in Lancaster because it offers the perfect combination of lively city living with easy access to beautiful English countryside and stunning coastline. Whatever your interests, there’s so much to explore in and around the city and local area.

When you want a break from your studies or want to spend time with your friends, our campus offers a fantastic range of things to do. Whatever your interests – music, film, art, theatre, sports or something different, you will find plenty to keep you entertained without even leaving the campus.

Accommodation Options at LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

Lancaster is one of a few UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, to offer a collegiate system where you live and socialise with members of your college. Our eight undergraduate colleges are the heart and soul of Lancaster University. Your college will be based on campus and offer you a ready-made circle of friends, welfare support, accommodation and leisure facilities.

Lancaster retained the prestigious title of ‘Best University Halls’ in The National Student Housing Survey 2014, for the 5th year running. We are one of only eight student accommodation providers to achieve the International Student Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded where satisfaction among international students is 90% or higher.

Most of our accommodation is en suite which means that you will have your own private bathroom. Flats are made up of six to eight single rooms and you will share a kitchen. Other types of accommodation include standard rooms with a washbasin. Accommodation is self-catering and kitchens have a microwave, cooker, fridge and freezer.

Location and Infrastructure

Set over 360 acres of green parkland, our campus has a close and friendly community which provides a really safe and supportive place to live, study and socialise. 

Lancaster University has invested over £500 million in the last decade, creating new academic facilities, student social spaces and teaching areas. Our award-winning eco-accommodation combines environmental sustainability with affordable rent for students, and we are committed to continued investment for the future.

Everything you need is right here on campus: academic departments, library, banks, shops and a new sports centre making student life easy and convenient. There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus including many cafés and restaurants. The campus also has plenty of culture and entertainment on offer with its own theatre and art gallery, as well as nine college bars.

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