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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

As the largest Faculty at Lancaster University, we bring together 9 departments and associated research centres in a diverse staff and student community of 3230 undergraduates and 1220 postgraduates. Lancaster is highly ranked in each of the UK's major university league tables, including the Complete University Guide (11th), The Guardian University Guide (11th) and the Times (12th). Lancaster University is also ranked 10th in the best young universities in the world. Read the Dean's welcome»

£2 million postgraduate funding for 2015

A wide range of funding opportunities are available for masters and PhD study for students commencing in 2015. Please visit the FASS Graduate School website for details of these bursaries, scholarships and studentships.

£5 Million Research Centre on Energy, Mobility and Demand is launched

A new cross-Faculty, RCUK-funded research centre, DEMAND: The Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand has launched with funding of around £5 million.  Professor Elizabeth Shove, from the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, is Co-Director of the DEMAND centre, which will undertake a 5 year interdisciplinary research programme taking a distinctive approach to end use energy demand.

Lancaster’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences highly ranked in 2014 UK League Tables

A number of disciplines in Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences retain their top 10 positions in the 2014 Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Guide 2014. Art & Design achieves a ranking of 2nd in the UK in the Complete University Guide and Sociology climbs to a ranking of 3rd nationally in The Guardian University Guide.  Other subjects in the top 10 include: Communication and Media Studies; Drama and Dance; Linguistics; Religious Studies; and Social Work.

Success for Funding Doctoral students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University is extremely pleased to announce that it has been successful in winning substantial postgraduate funding from the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (BGP2). As a member of the North West Consortium, over £14million will provide 200 Doctoral Training awards over 5 years, available from October 2014 for the highest quality students in all subject fields eligible for support: Arabic, Chinese and Japanese, Art, Art History, Arts Management, Library and Museum Studies, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Design, Drama, Theatre, Dance, English, History, Law, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Translation Studies.

Top 100 position in the World for English, Linguistics, Modern Languages and Sociology

The 2013 QS World University Rankings has ranked subjects at Lancaster in the top 100 in the world including Linguistics ranked 10th in the world and Sociology ranked 38th.  Other subjects at Lancaster ranked in the global top 100 include: English Language & Literature; Modern Languages; and Communication & Media Studies.

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Lancaster University
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