In the world top 100

Logos for the 2021 QS University World Rankings by subject for Environmental Sciences (left) and Geography (right) in front of an autumnal mountainous landscape

Lancaster University has been named as one of the top places in the world to study Geography and Environmental Sciences, according to the world’s most-consulted university ranking.

The 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s best universities for the study of 51 academic disciplines, based on an institutions’ academic reputation, reputation with employers and the impact of its research.

Environmental Sciences at Lancaster was ranked at number 67 in the world and at 34 for research impact, while Geography at Lancaster was in the top 100.

More than 5500 institutions in 86 countries were considered for inclusion in the rankings, with 1452 universities being evaluated in detail through surveys of academics and employers, and analysis of research citations and the h-index, which measures the productivity and impact of individual academics. Find out more about the methodology used here.

Lancaster University has ten subjects in the top 100 in the QS rankings, and another 8 in the top 150. It has been ranked a top ten university in the UK in three major national league tables as well as ranking highly in other international tables. In the 2021 Complete University Guide, the University was ranked 8th in the UK for studying Geography and Environmental Studies.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University Professor Steve Bradley said: “I am delighted to see so many of our subjects are ranked among the best in the world and it is a tremendous achievement in an increasingly competitive environment. However, Lancaster is more than a league table position – the last year has shown us that we are a community of teachers, researchers, staff and students who strive for excellence in the most difficult of times. We look forward to the future where we will continue to grow, learn and build on our successes.”

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