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Creative Writing Ranked Number 1 in UK
Creative Writing has been ranked Number 1 in UK by the Complete University Guide 2021Learn More
World Leading Linguistics Department
The global influence of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is confirmed by the latest QS World University Rankings (2020). Linguistics retains its 12th place ranking, reinforcing that Lancaster is a world leader in this field. English Language & Literature moves up to 50th place.Learn More
New project will take research into Design “Beyond Imagination”
33 new researchers will take up their posts in January and February to work on Lancaster University’s largest ever research project.Learn More
THE ranks FASS in world top 50 for Arts & Humanities
FASS has been ranked in the top 50 for Arts & Humanities by the Times Higher Education in their ‘world top 100 subjects’ rankings for 2020.Learn More
Inspiring architecture for a changing world
Lancaster University is to establish the first School of Architecture for the current, rapidly changing world, says its new professor and pioneer Ruth Dalton, who joins the School soon.Learn More
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Taught and research Masters programmes in a wide range of subject areas
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Postgraduate funding opportunities for 2021/22 in the Arts & Social Sciences
Lancaster University is part of a new £2.2 million project that will explore knowledge and values of peace in Africa. The project, ‘Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa’ (DEPA), aims to decolonise and change the way peace studies are taught and incorporated into education in Africa.
The significance of the trans-Atlantic slave trade will come under scrutiny in a new £1 million project led by Lancaster University. The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded two prize-winning historians in the History Department, Professor William Pettigrew and Dr Nicholas Radburn, the research grant.
Lancaster University research, including the effect of cancelling exams, children’s mental health and keeping young people engaged in their studies, has been submitted to a Parliamentary Committee studying the effects of Covid-19.
A LICA lecturer will lead a global organisation which puts transport, traffic and mobility under the spotlight. Dr Carlos López Galviz, a Senior Lecturer in Lancaster’s Institute for the Contemporary Arts, has been elected as the new President of T2M, the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility.
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