28 April 2016

Lancaster University is ranked 10th in the UK and top in the North West for Geography and Environmental Science by the Complete University Guide 2017

The Complete University Guide compares how universities perform in a series of areas: student satisfaction; research quality; research intensity; entry standards; student-staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees achieved; graduate prospects and the percentage of students completing their degree.

“Lancaster is now firmly established as an elite institution for studying Geography and Environmental Science,” said Professor Philip Barker, Deputy Director of the Lancaster Environment Centre.

“This league table success is built on an especially strong performance in ‘graduate prospects’ where our work in getting jobs for our students is paying off.”

Lancaster University overall ranked 9th in the table, for the second year running, out of 127 UK universities considered in the league table.

Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University welcomed the news: “I am delighted that the reputation of our university is reflected in high rankings year-on-year in the UK's major university league tables. Lancaster continues to successfully compete with some of the very best universities across the world.”

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of The Complete University Guide, said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year. While dramatic changes may be newsworthy, this stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place – our primary purpose.”

Lancaster University has also been ranked as one of the global elite universities in the QS World University Rankings 2016, with Geography in the top 50 and Environmental Science in the top 100.