Lancaster climbs to 7th in Guardian league table and rises in global rankings


19 June 2019 09:44
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Lancaster University rises to 7th in the Guardian Universities rankings

Lancaster has climbed to joint seventh in the Guardian University League Table 2020, confirming its place as one of the UK’s leading institutions.

In the new tables, Lancaster is ranked as joint seventh in the country, and maintains its top ten ranking across all three major UK league tables.

Lancaster has also risen three places to rank 128 in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

In the most recent Guardian guide, Lancaster is ranked second for graduate employability with 89 per cent of graduates finding graduate-level jobs or undertaking further studies at professional or Higher Education level within six months of graduation.

Lancaster appears in the top ten for 15 subjects listed, and is ranked at number one in the country for Criminology.

Lancaster is in the top ten for: Art; Biosciences; Business, Management & Marketing; Chemistry; Criminology; Drama & Dance; English and Creative Writing; Geography & Environmental Sciences; History; Modern Languages & Linguistics; Psychology; Physics; Religious Studies & Theology; Social Work; Sociology.

Universities are ranked according to: course satisfaction; teaching quality; feedback; staff-student ratio; spend per student; average entry tariff; a value-added score that compares students’ degree results with their entry qualifications; career after six month and continuation rate.

The latest tables build on the recent successes in The Complete University Guide 2020, in which Lancaster rose one place to seventh.

Lancaster University is currently also ranked sixth in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and is also highly-ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

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