26 April 2016
Physics ranked amongst the best in the UK in the 2017 Complete University Guide (CUG) league tables.

Climbing one place to 11th, Professor Roger Jones, Head of Department said: “This improvement reflects our commitment to engaging teaching, a rewarding student experience and excellent career prospects, and combined with our ranking as 2nd in the Guardian University Guide shows that Lancaster continues to be a great place to study physics. With innovations like the successful industrial group projects and our large portfolio of exciting advanced modules and research projects, we can continue to offer a broad range of options tailored to the interests of each student.”

Overall, Lancaster University is ranked ninth for the second year in a row.

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. 

With a reputation for high quality teaching driven by outstanding research, the Physics Department provides engaging and varied degrees with excellent academic support, exciting advanced modules and projects, an open-door policy and a favourable staff-to-student ratio, and this is reflected in the excellent scores obtained in the Complete University Guide league tables.