Rankings and Reputation

The Complete University Guide 2023 has listed our study of French, German, Italian, and Spanish respectively at 3rd place in terms of overall ranking, with all four languages also being placed individually as 1st for Graduate Prospects.

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

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

The QS World University Rankings 2022 has ranked us joint 81st for 'Modern Languages'.

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 2021), DeLC's 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)