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Royal seal of approval for FASS professor
Paul Muldoon, English Literature and Creative Writing's Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, has received The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2017.Learn More
Lancaster named University of the Year
Lancaster University is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year.Learn More
We’re among the best in the world!
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has four subjects ranked in the World Top 100 in the 2017-18 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Education - #54, Arts and Humanities –#55, Social Sciences - #73, Law - #82Learn More
Flexible undergraduate degree schemes to explore interests beyond your chosen discipline
Taught and research Masters programmes in a wide range of subject areas
Study for a PhD in a thriving graduate community
Study for a masters or PhD by distance or blended learning
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£2 million of postgraduate funding for 2018 in the Arts & Social Sciences
Sophie Therese Ambler (History) writes for The Conversation and asks the question with Theresa May’s decision to join missile attacks in Syria without first consulting the House of Commons is the prime minister obliged to consult parliament – and if not, should she be?
Dr Emma Cardwell (Sociology) was interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 17th April, offering her expertise on fishing quotas. The piece was also used on BBC Radio Devon, Cornwall and Sussex.
Professor Linda Woodhead (PPR) was a panellist on the Big Questions on BBC1, appearing live from Glasgow on 25th March. The topics discussed were “are today’s jobs bad for the soul?”; “should it be illegal to smack your child?” and “would Jesus be labelled an extremist today?”
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