Rankings and Reputation
We are a world class department that combines critical and creative excellence.
We are consistently in the top ten English departments in the country for employability in all major league tables.
91% satisfaction rate for English in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).
High National Ranking
11th for English (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) 3rd for Creative Writing (The Sunday Times Good University Guide)
Creative Writing is ranked 3rd in the country in The Sunday Times Good Universities Guide 2018.
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.
In the recent REF, 40% of our research was given the highest 4* rating (International World-Leading research).
Top in the North West
We are ranked 1st in the North West for both English Literature and Creative Writing (The Complete University Guide 2018)