26 April 2017
The Complete University Guide 2018 rankings are now available. Lancaster is ranked ninth out of 129 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018, maintaining its position from last year.

All programmes offered in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University continue to ranked in the Top 35. 

Media and Cultural Studies has this year retained a TOP 5 position and Social Work has increased it's position to 2nd.

The full Complete University Rankings can be viewed here


This pleasing news is in line with the department's long history of excellence as evidenced by a range of measures, we have recenlty received the following rankings and awards: 

  • 1ST for Social Work

    Social Work was ranked 1st in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times 2017 top ten rankings

  • TOP 5 Sociology

    Lancaster University was ranked 4th nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2017.

  • 46TH Globally

    We have also been recognised as the 46th Sociology Department in the world for our excellent reputation with academics and employers, our excellent faculty to student ratio, and the international diversity of our student and staff (2017 QS World University Rankings).


    You can read more about our rankings and reputations here