University profile

Lancaster University

2021/22 edition

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About Lancaster University

Lancaster is a truly global community with international collaborations all over the world and teaching partnerships in China, Malaysia, Ghana and Germany. We have 148,000 alumni worldwide, 50 international alumni groups and won The Times and Sunday Times coveted International University of the Year award 2020.

Lancaster is recognised as a top 10 UK institution across three major UK league tables - a significant marker of quality. (In 2021 tables, Lancaster is ranked 10th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 10th in The Guardian University Guide and 8th in The Complete University Guide).

Postgraduate Programmes

We offer taught and research postgraduate programmes in a range of areas across our four faculties:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Health and Medicine
  • Management School
  • Science and Technology

The campus and city

The Lancaster University campus in North-West England occupies a beautiful 560-acre green site, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre. Across the campus, we offer exceptional learning facilities, from the labs and lecture theatres in our faculties, to the multi-million pound sports centre and outstanding library facilities. On joining the University you become part of Graduate College providing a student community and support. There are a vast array of other facilities on campus including shops, banks, hairdressers and coffee shops. The campus has its own nursery and family accommodation. A short bus ride or cycle will take you from our campus into the heart of Lancaster – a city full of character and culture. It’s a city without the sprawl, compact enough to walk around and small enough to hold onto a friendly personality. But there’s also everything you’d expect from a modern city, with plenty to see and do, from busy shops and a vibrant nightlife to cultural attractions and beautiful parks.

Research at Lancaster

The quality, reach and significance of research produced in Lancaster University's vibrant research environment is world leading. Research is undertaken in each of our faculties with much of this being interdisciplinary and collaborative in nature. Lancaster’s outstanding reputation attracts some of the brightest minds from all over the world, and our degree programmes are taught by experts giving students access to a high quality learning experience.

Some of the exciting developments taking place at the moment are the new £41 million Health Innovation Campus which will make a major contribution towards tackling some of the significant health challenges we face today, work by The Lancaster Environment Centre to tackle some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges as well as research into education, health and social care, well-being, culture, the leisure sector, media, transport, manufacturing and the environment by ‘ImaginationLancaster’.

Careers and employability

Supporting students into employment or further study is central to our purpose. Throughout your time at Lancaster, we will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed in your future job search through CV writing workshops, interactive workshops on developing a Linkedin profile, mock interviews and the opportunity to work on company projects and undertake work experience. The Careers Team at Lancaster offer services tailored to your needs to help you identify and progress your chosen career.

Lancaster University is proud of its reputation for highly qualified, employable postgraduates. We work with a wide range of employers, who recognise and value the calibre of our postgraduates. As a postgraduate student, you are invited to attend employer events as well as careers workshops to inform and manage your postgraduate career.

Contact details

+44 (0)1524 65201
Lancaster University