Lancaster enters the elite group of top 10 universities in the UK

Date: 2 June 2010

Lancaster enters the elite group of top 10 universities in the UK for the first time in the Times Good University Guide. The University has risen from 23rd place in the 2010 Guide to 10th in the new 2011 Guide. The Guide ranks 113 universities in the UK by eight criteria including research quality, degree results, student satisfaction and student/staff ratio. Lancaster improved on seven of the eight benchmarks, enjoying a rise in graduate employment at a time when this has declined for other universities.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings said: "This is the first time that Lancaster has entered the top ten group of universities in The Times Good University Guide, which reflects not only Lancaster's leading research and innovative teaching, but also the great overall experience that we offer students. Lancaster is committed to giving students the very best education and to equipping them well to compete and stand out in the jobs market."

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also excelled in the Guide's individual subject rankings as follows:

  • 3rd for American Studies
  • 5th for Art and Design
  • 6th for Social Work, Theatre Studies, Film Studies
  • 8th for Iberian Languages, Linguistics
  • 10th for French
  • 11th for Sociology
  • 13th for Communication and Media Studies
  • 19th for English

The University is also ranked the 8th best university in the UK in The Independent's Complete University Guide 2011, which also rated Lancaster the top university in the North West.


Further information

Associated departments and research centres: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences