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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
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 2019 in the Arts & Social Sciences
Lancaster University linguists are part of an initiative to build an international research and training hub in healthcare communication aimed at improving patient safety and practice quality globally.
Professor Paul Ashwin, from Educational Research, has called for a renewed focus on the educational purposes of undergraduate degrees in his new book Transforming University Education.
A research team, including Dr Linda Cusworth from the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University, have been awarded a £500,000 grant from the Nuffield Foundation and a philanthropic donor to continue ground-breaking work to improve the lives of ‘looked after’ children.
Many congratulations to William Bowler from History who has won the First Generation Undergraduate of the Year Award 2020 at this year’s TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards.
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