22 March 2016

Lancaster University has been ranked 46th in the world for Geography, and in the top 100 for Environmental Science, in the latest QS World University Rankings

QS evaluated 4,226 universities, identifying the worlds elite institutions in 42 subjects, taking into account how they are rated by other academics and employers, the staff-student ratio and the influence and impact of a universitys research.

The 2016 results draw on global surveys with 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers, alongside analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations.  Academics were asked to identify the institutions doing the best work within their own field and employers were asked which universities produce the best, most employable graduates.

Our interdisciplinary approach features world-leading research and forward-thinking programmes that take students beyond the lecture theatre into unbeatable local surroundings such as the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and exiting overseas locations including the Brazilian Amazon and Croatia,said  Dr Duncan Whyatt, Senior Lecturer at the Lancaster Environment Centre.

Our reputation is demonstrated on a global level by our consistent success in the QS World Rankings. We will continue to build on the already high level of student satisfaction, and to develop our employability services, which presently see around 90% of students going into work or further study within six months of graduating.

Lancaster University was ranked 121 in the world overall, and now features amongst the world's elite institutions in 18 of the 42 subjects featured in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Learn more about the benefits of studying at Lancaster Environment Centre.