1 May 2017

Lancaster's History Department has been rated 5th in the country in The Guardian's University League Table for 2017 

The University as a whole was also positioned 9th.

18 September 2017

We are very pleased to introduce our new four year degrees where you will spend year 3 on a work placement. The experience will give your employment prospects a huge boost and it will also help you decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. Through our placements office we will support you with your applications to find a placement that really suits you and where you will flourish and professionally develop.


Whatever your role and whoever your employer, you will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. You’ll be paid a salary and you’ll also remain a Lancaster University student and thus still eligible for a student loan and other benefits. You will be fully supported by university staff throughout your placement and you will complete preparatory and reflective modules that will connect your placement to the wider degree programme. Upon your return you will appreciate far better the connections between theory and practice and it’s almost certain that your final-year studies will be stronger as a result. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as make contacts with potential employers.