Rankings and Reputation

The Complete University Guide 2020: all our major subjects are placed in the top 5 (French 3rd, German 4th, and Spanish 3rd). 

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019: all DeLC major subjects are placed in the Top 3 (German 1st, French 2nd, Spanish 2nd)

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

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018: the department ranked 4th for research quality in German, and 5th in French and Spanish.

Lancaster University also places 58th in the world in the Times Higher Education rankings for Arts & Humanities (2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings)

National Student Satisfaction survey (NSS) of 2018 graduates: The Department scored an ‘overall satisfaction’ rate of 90% across all three of our core subjects. This means DeLC has scored 90% and above for the last 3 years. More information on this result can be found here

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).


The information above reflects the most recent ranking information available