Lancaster University has risen 39 places to be ranked 121 in the QS World University Rankings.
3,539 universities were considered in the rankings and 891 evaluated.
A number of key subjects are ranked very highly, including Linguistics (13th), Sociology (27th) and Geography (37th), while Social Sciences and Management is ranked at 77th. Environmental Sciences and Statistics are ranked in the top 100.
For the full table see www.topuniversities.com.
This year, Lancaster has been ranked in the UK Top 10 in the latest league tables from both the Guardian and the Complete University Guide.
In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, Lancaster has been ranked top in the North West, rising to 11th overall in the UK. Subjects ranked in the top ten are Medicine (9th), Accounting and Finance (4th), Art and Design (7th), Business Studies (joint 5th), Chemical Engineering (joint 8th), Communications and Media (1st), Creative Writing (4th), Drama, Dance and Cinematics (10th), Economics (8th), French (6th), Iberian languages (6th), Linguistics (4th), Maths (9th), Philosophy (7th), Sociology (5th), Mechanical Engineering (7th), Politics (6th), Social Work (2nd), and Subjects Allied to Medicine (joint 8th).
In the Guardian subject tables Physics is ranked 2nd only to Oxford. Other top ten subjects are Accounting and Finance, Art, Biosciences, Drama and Dance, Chemical Engineering, History, Media and Film Studies and Social Work.
Earlier in the year Lancaster rose two places to be ranked 9th nationally out of 126 UK universities in TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk for 2016, charging ahead of its Russell Group peers in the region.