25 April 2016 06:00

Lancaster University is ranked ninth for the second year in a row in The Complete University Guide 2017 league table.

Out of the 127 universities listed in the guide, Lancaster also finishes as the North West’s top university. The University of Manchester ranks 25th and the University of Liverpool ranks 38th.

In separate listings for subjects, Lancaster makes the Top Ten for 18 of the 34 subjects it offers. 

The table is based on ten measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student: staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees achieved; graduate prospects and completion. 

Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University welcomed the news: “I am delighted that the reputation of our university is reflected in high rankings year-on-year in the UK's major university league tables. 

“Lancaster combines excellence in research and teaching to provide the very best education experience for our students.

“Holding 9th place demonstrates how Lancaster continues to successfully compete with some of the very best universities across the world.” 

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk, said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year. While dramatic changes may be newsworthy, this stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place – our primary purpose.”

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

Change

 

1

(1)

0

Cambridge

2

(2)

0

Oxford

3

(3)

0

London School of Economics

4

(4)

0

Imperial College London

5

(5)

0

St Andrews

6

(5)

-1

Durham

7

(11)

4

Loughborough

8

(7)

-1

Warwick

9

(9)

0

Lancaster

10

(13)

3

University College London

To see the full table, visit the Complete University Guide.

Subjects at Lancaster ranked in the top ten were: Accounting and Finance (9); Art and Design (9); Business and Management (9); Communications and Media Studies  (3); Creative Writing (4); Drama Dance and Cinematics (which includes Theatre and Film) (5); French (4) General Engineering (8); Geography and Environment (10); Iberian Languages (5) ; Linguistics (6);  Marketing (2); Mechanical Engineering (7); Maths (10); Philosophy (8);  Politics (9) Social Work (3) Theology and Religion (8).