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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. The Faculty is ranked 86th in the world for Arts and Humanities.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
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
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
Criminology Ranked Top in UK
Criminology has been ranked number 1 in the UK by the Guardian University League Tables 2020 with eight other top ten subjects for Arts and Social SciencesLearn More
Creative Writing Ranked Number 1 in UK
Creative Writing has been ranked Number 1 in UK by the Complete University Guide 2020, with 14 other subjects taking top ten positions.Learn More
Three subjects ranked no. 1 in the UK
Creative Writing, Criminology and German are ranked no.1 in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019Learn More
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£2 million of postgraduate funding for 2019 in the Arts & Social Sciences
A Lancaster University professor has scooped a prestigious, national BBC Arts and Arts Council England (ACE) commission for his work with a university-associated theatre company.
Artist Louise Ann Wilson is asking residents across Lancaster, Morecambe Bay and the surrounding areas to submit their favourite ‘lockdown’ walks to create a unique artwork for Breathing Space, a Lancaster Arts project.
The UK’s Comics Laureate, a role sponsored by Lancaster University, has launched a long-planned UK Comics Creator Survey, for everyone making comics in Britain today, aiming to ‘snapshot’ the industry – and use the results to help support it.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge had an addiction to the thrills of mountain climbing, John Keats scribed a sonnet on top of Ben Nevis and William Wordsworth made an ascent of Helvellyn at 70… Britain’s Romantic poets played a key role in the invention of mountaineering.
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