9 June 2020

The Complete University Guide has just delivered the latest round of commendations for the university and for our subject area in particular. Overall, Lancaster University has been ranked 8th out of 131 universities in the UK and is the top university in the North West. In addition to being the leading university in the North West, Lancaster is also ranked number one in the region for both Graduate Prospects and Student Satisfaction.

We are proud that all our major subjects in DeLC are consistently in the Top 10 of this league table (French 7th, German 9th, Spanish 9th). These scores reflect our outstanding rankings in various individual measurements for Student Satisfaction (NSS), Research Quality (REF), and Graduate Prospects (DLHE). For Graduate Prospects, for example, French and Spanish are both 1st, and for Research Quality, German is 7th.

Dr Derek Hird, Head of the Department of Language and Cultures, commented: "These outstanding results for DeLC reflect the passion and dedication of both our staff and students. DeLC is a community of incredibly talented people, whose spirit of friendly collaboration is precisely what enables each individual to flourish inside and outside the classroom in their own particular way. I'm convinced it's this special formula that makes employers so keen to employ DeLC graduates."

Find out more about our performance in various rankings.