Rankings and Reputation

The Complete University Guide 2022: French 27th, German 29thth, Italian 14th, and Spanish 30th.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022: Spanish 16th and French 20th

The Guardian University Guide 2022 has us 21th for ‘Modern Languages and Linguistics’.

Lancaster University is placed 55th in the world for Arts & Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

Lancaster is 132nd out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

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).