Rankings and Reputation

The Complete University Guide 2025 ranks Italian 4th, French 7th, and German 8th.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 ranks Spanish 13th and French 12th in the UK.

The Guardian University Guide 2023 has us 21st in the UK for ‘Modern Languages and Linguistics’.

The QS World Subject Rankings 2024 has ranked us 72nd for 'Modern Languages'.

Lancaster University is placed 45th in the world for Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Lancaster is 72nd in the world for Arts and Humanities in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), The Department of Languages and Cultures research contributed to Lancaster University's excellent results in several different submissions, including Art and Design, and English Language and Literature:

  • 96% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2021: English Language and Literature)
  • 85% of our research environment rated world-leading (REF2021: Art and Design)