Rankings and Reputation

The Complete University Guide 2020: all our major subjects are placed in the top 4 (French 3rd, German 4th, and Spanish 3rd).

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020: German 3rd, Spanish 13th, French 14th

The Guardian University Guide 2020 has us at number 4 for ‘Modern Languages and Linguistics’.

Lancaster University has been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Lancaster University is also placed 44th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings rankings for Arts & Humanities.

Lancaster University rose three places to 128th out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020, putting us in their top 13%.

In the Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2018 of over 20,000 full-time undergraduates in the UK, Lancaster was placed 1st for Accommodation, joint 3rd for Security and 6th for Facilities.

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF; 2017) awarded Lancaster University ‘Gold’ for outstanding teaching, an outstanding learning environment and delivering excellent employment outcomes for its students.

in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), DeLC's scholarship contributed to Lancaster University's excellent results in two different Units of Assessment: 'English Language and Literature', and 'Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory':

  • our literary research contributed to a 3rd-place ranking in terms of research power (40% of research assessed in this area is world-leading and 77 % of research ranks as either world-leading or internationally excellent)
  • DeLC's film and theatre studies scholarship contributed to Lancaster ranking 17th best in the UK (with around a third of research in this area considered as world-leading).

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