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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
Find out more about our free online courses.
Postgraduate funding opportunities for 2021/22 in the Arts & Social Sciences
A new book by English Literature and Creative Writing's Professor Graham Mort tells a series of intriguing stories set against a variety of fascinating locations from England to Kurdistan.
Professor Linda Woodhead, an expert on religion, will join big thinkers from around the globe in a bid to tackle the problems of a changing world.
The link between design and spirituality comes under the microscope in a new book published by Professor Stuart Walker, a lecturer in Design, Sustainability and Contemporary Issues, who is based in LICA.
A Lancaster graduate has been awarded a literary fellowship for the novel she wrote during her time at the University. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, who has achieved both a Master’s and PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster, won the 2020 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction for her work The Mountains Sing.
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