Rankings and Reputation

We are a world class department that combines critical and creative excellence.

  • Top 3

    We are in the top three English departments in the country for employability (Guardian University Guide 2016).

  • Student Satisfaction

    93% satisfaction rate for English in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS).

  • High National Ranking

    We are ranked 11th in The Complete University Guide and Creative Writing is ranked 4th in the subject league table in the Complete University Guide 2017

  • Number 4

    Creative Writing is ranked 4th in the country in The Times Good Universities Guide.

  • Research Excellence

    In the national Research Exercise (REF) 2014 we were ranked 3rd in our discipline in terms of research power (with an 85% submission), 3rd for research environment and 7th for research impact.

  • Cutting Edge Creative Writing

    Lancaster has long been at the cutting edge of creative writing teaching and was one of the very first universities to recognise it as an academic practise in 1969.

  • World-Leading Research

    In the recent REF, 40% of our research was given the highest 4* rating (International World-Leading research).