Lancaster ranked top 15 in all major UK league tables and no 1 in North West

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Lancaster University is ranked number one in the North West and 14th in the UK out of 131 universities, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

The University is consistently placed in the top 15 in all major UK league tables, as well as being highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

In addition, The Times league table places 10 subjects at Lancaster in the top 10. These include Linguistics 2nd, Social Work 3rd, Art and Design 4th, Subjects allied to medicine 5th, Drama, Dance and Cinematics 5th, Physics and Astronomy 6th, Sports Science 6th, Communication and Media Studies 6th, Natural Sciences 7th and Creative Writing 8th.

Lancaster is currently in the top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2024 and 11th in the UK and top in the North West in The Guardian league table. In addition, Lancaster was named as University of the Year in the Educate North awards 2023.

Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Schofield said: "Lancaster’s performance in the three major UK league tables demonstrates that we are an academic powerhouse that combines high quality teaching and research with a strong sense of community and belonging. We compete with the very best universities, with our strengths in teaching, research and the student experience reflecting our distinctive offer."

Helen Davies, editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: "We are here to champion the ambitious work of our first-class universities, and the aspirations of any student of any age who wants to keep on learning.

“The higher education landscape has never been tougher. It means any prospective student, parent or carer needs to think hard about whether university is the right choice, and then where to study and what subject. It’s where this guide — our 30th edition — is here to help. Our online version has so much more on how the universities compare subject by subject, a guide on campus life, and what scholarships and bursaries may be on offer."

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 provides prospective students and their families with information to make an informed choice about their higher education, evaluating everything from satisfaction with teaching quality and the student experience through to degree completion rates and graduate employment prospects.

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