Lancaster University

• Top 10 University in all major UK League Tables (Complete University Guide, 2018, The Times and Sunday Times, 2017 and The Guardian University Guide, 2018)
• TEF Gold (2017)
• Top 150 world university (QS)
• Ranked fourth in the UK for student satisfaction (excluding FE Colleges and small, specialist providers) – NSS 2017
• Ranked in the top five of all UK universities for its graduates’ success in getting jobs or going on to further study.
• A dedicated careers team is in place to help students develop skills and connect with working professionals.
• Lancaster University has an alumni network of over 130,000 alumni in 183 countries worldwide.
• Over £500 million has been invested in the campus since 2003 with a further £200 million planned over the next four years.
• The accommodation won the ‘Best University Halls’ award in the National Student Housing Survey of 120 UK institutions for six consecutive years (2010 – 2015)

Main Campus:
Lancashire

Locations:
Lancashire

Student Population:
12,000


Faculties:

 • Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
• Health and Medicine (FHM)
• Science and Technology (FST)
• Management School (LUMS)

Overview

Lancaster is one of the UK’s leading universities, with over 12,000 students on campus. In just over half a century Lancaster has firmly established itself among the UK’s elite universities thanks to its world leading research, beautiful campus and highly acclaimed teaching (TEF Gold award, 2017).

The institution is ranked in the Top 10 in all three major UK university league tables: The Times/Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Complete University Guide.

The results of the 2017 National Student Survey reveal that 91 per cent of Lancaster University students are satisfied with their course – seven per cent higher than the national average of 84 per cent.

The accommodation won the ‘Best University Halls’ award in the National Student Housing Survey of 120 UK institutions for six consecutive years (2010 – 2015)
Lancaster is one of only a small number of leading UK universities to operate a college structure. All students (and staff) join one of our nine colleges. Each college has its own history and traditions, creating a more supportive student environment and opportunities to get involved in a wide range of activities.

More than 230 clubs and societies are available to join for students at Lancaster, suiting all interests. Lancaster also competes in the Roses Tournament, the annual sporting clash with York University, which is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the university calendar.

Notable alumni include Golden Globe nominated actor Andy Serkis, famous for his role in the Lord of the Rings films as well as Nahed Taher – CEO of Gulf One Bank, ranked by 72nd by Forbes magazine in the list of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

Pathway Programmes –Lancaster International Study Centre

The International Study Centre has a diverse cohort of students from around the world, recruited through Study Group’s global marketing and recruitment teams. Housed in the George Fox building in the heart of the university campus, the International Study Centre provides the latest in teaching and technology resources.

The International Study Centre offers a choice of International Foundation Year programmes, each carefully created with the university academic team. The programmes provide a seamless transition into year one of a broad selection of mainstream courses at Lancaster University.

Our International Study Centre programmes include:

  • Business and Management Studies
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Law
  • Social Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics

Fees and Finance

Standard International Student Fees 2017:

Undergraduate: £15,080 – £18,168
Postgraduate Taught: £15,500 – £21,000
Postgraduate Research: £13,930 – £17,510

Living Expenses (Annual cost)
Undergraduate: £8,560
Postgraduate: £11,128
Postgraduate Research: £11,128

Employability and Careers

Lancaster University has been ranked in the top five of all UK universities for its graduates’ success in getting jobs or going on to further study.
Newly released official data show that an overwhelming 97.6 per cent of Lancaster graduates are either in employment or further study three and a half years after graduating.
These latest figures form part of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal survey which has been published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Around 107,000 graduates from UK universities, who obtained their first degree in 2012/13, were polled in the study.
The study showed that more than four out of five (83.1 per cent) Lancaster graduates are in work three and a half years after graduating, and 14.5 per cent of Lancaster graduates are undertaking further study.
Louise Briggs, Director of Employability, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this result with our graduates. As a University we work hard to develop holistic workplace skills and offer a host of opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience during their studies, which enables them to engage successfully in the world of work upon graduation and to manage their own subsequent career development.”

Areas Of Study

Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)

• Educational Research
• English Literature and Creative Writing
• History
• Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (Art, Design, Film, Theatre)
• Languages and Cultures
• (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
• Law School (Criminology, Law)
• Linguistics and English Language
• Politics, Philosophy and Religion
• Sociology (Media and Cultural Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies)

Health and Medicine (FHM)

• Biomedical and Life Sciences
• Centre for Education, Training and Development (CETAD)
• Health Research
• Medical School

Science and Technology (FST)

• Chemistry
• Computing and Communications
• Engineering
• Lancaster Environment Centre
• (Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography)
• Mathematics and Statistics
• Natural Sciences
• Physics
• Psychology

Management School (LUMS)

• Accounting and Finance
• Economics
• Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation
• Leadership and Management
• Management Science
• Marketing
• Organisation, Work and Technology

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