Faculty of Science & Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology is a community of eight departments engaged in world-leading research that makes a demonstrable difference to our economy and society.

  • 91% of students in full time employment or further study
  • #3 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering 2018 Guardian League Tables
  • 80% of our research is world-leading and of international excellence REF 2014

Our roots in delivering education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering stem back 50 years to when Lancaster University was first established.

Recently, we have extended the Faculty by introducing the Department of Chemistry with over £26 million invested in staffing, equipment and laboratories. We have a strong and growing international profile, and we welcome students from around the world which creates a vibrant atmosphere and culturally diverse community.

With nearly 700 staff and 600 research students, the breadth and depth of research across our departments is extensive. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 80% of our research activity was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent. Underpinned by research, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes taught by leading academics, at the cutting edge of their field. Through our programmes we are developing the next generation of science and technology graduates to meet the needs of future global challenges.

Preparing you for your future career is important to us. Science and technology degrees open up a wide choice of career options and our graduates are highly regarded by employers due to their aptitude for problem solving, logical analysis and skilled communication. Demand for our graduates is very high, with over 90% going on to employment or further study within 6 months. Our programmes have professional experience embedded into them and our industry links provide opportunities to take up salaried internships where you can apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

We are committed to delivering a first-class experience to our students. Over £45 million has been invested in the Faculty to provide state-of-the-art facilities, including modern workshops and laboratories, and highly specialised, cutting-edge equipment alongside dedicated computer rooms and social spaces.

We welcome you to visit our campus at one of our Open Day events, or to take part in an organised campus tour, where you will learn about our passion and commitment to world-class education, and experience our lively community.