Key Facts

Opportunities for students

  • Students at Lancaster University Ghana will have the opportunity to spend part of their degree at Lancaster University, either for a semester or for a full academic year.
  • Lancaster University is respected by graduate employers. 94 per cent of Lancaster students find employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our research addresses important scientific problems and technological challenges and we develop graduates who are skilled and highly employable.
  • The world of work is becoming increasingly global and the ability to communicate between different cultures even more essential. Students studying at one of Lancaster's overseas campuses may take part in summer schools based at Lancaster University. This offers the chance to network, study and learn about a different culture.
  • Many exciting international volunteering opportunities for students are available through LUSU Involve - the award winning volunteering arm of Lancaster University Students' Union. Students can share life changing experiences with Lancaster students from all over the world.
  • The Lancaster Award recognises extra-curricular achievements. Many Lancaster students are already involved in lots of extra-curricular activities, and the award aims to encourage students to complete such activities and be recognised for their accomplishments.
  • Business and industry are key to Lancaster's mission to produce applied knowledge and top graduates, and Lancaster is currently working with over 1000 businesses per year.

The partnership

  • With the approval of Ghana's National Accreditation Board, a new Accra-based branch campus called Lancaster University Ghana opened in June 2013. This is a partnership between Lancaster University and Trans National Education, Ghana Ltd.
  • It will be the only one of its kind in West Africa developing into a major teaching and research university of international standing.
  • It will be committed to producing graduates who have skills and knowledge to meet Ghana's industrial, societal and governmental needs.
  • The campus is also open to students from other West African countries and offers them a new UK higher education opportunity on the African continent.
  • Students will be able to study a wide range of subjects including management, law, international relations, computing and psychology.
  • Students will be taught by local and Lancaster academic staff. Staff from Lancaster University will teach most of the modules on post graduate programmes and others will provide guest lectures and/or co-teach with local staff on undergraduate programmes.
  • Graduates will receive the same degree certificate that they would have received had they studied in the UK and the transcript will indicate the location of study of each module.
  • Local staff will undertake staff development programmes, delivered by LU staff, in both Ghana and the UK - these will be certified. Support will be provided through a Staff Development Fund.

Rankings, teaching and research

  • Lancaster is ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world and has top ten positions in both the Guardian and Complete University UK university league tables - as well as achieving a top five position in terms of student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey.
  • The University excels in research at the highest international level and in the latest government assessment had 92 percent of its research recognised as world leading or internationally significant - with some key areas of research ranked top in the UK.
  • Lancaster has fostered a culture of prioritising the student experience and teaching, as well as strong research. Lancaster has striven to guard its strong research record with a significant investment in new teaching staff and aims to give all students an enriching experience of study. The teaching team at Lancaster includes internationally renowned scholars and researchers with interests spanning a range of disciplines.

International University

  • The network of overseas teaching partnerships is a key component of Lancaster's global outreach and commitment to internationalisation. Lancaster degree programmes are currently taught at branch campuses in collaboration with local institutions in India, Pakistan and Malaysia and there are plans to open a campus in China.
  • With almost 12,000 students in total, Lancaster has 22 per cent of undergraduates and 70 per cent of its postgraduates coming from outside the UK. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on the campus. Lancaster offers a welcoming and diverse community with a global perspective to life and learning.
  • Lancaster has a thriving alumni network of over 100,000 alumni in 148 countries worldwide.

Lancaster University campus

  • The campus is located a short distance from the historic city of Lancaster, approximately an hour to the major international airport at Manchester.
  • Facilities including award-winning accommodation, restaurants, shops and banks.
  • All lecture theatres, seminar rooms and laboratories are state of the art. The library is stocked with over 1 million items as well as access to a large number of e-journals. Students at Lancaster University Ghana will have access to these resources.
  • Lancaster is ranked in the top three of the safest cities in the UK and has some of the lowest crime rates in the UK.