Supporting the region - connecting the world
We are constantly developing partnerships regionally in the UK and across the world to ensure Lancaster delivers teaching that takes students to the frontiers of knowledge; produces graduates who can compete in a global job market; and engages in world-leading research to tackle a variety of global challenges.
In addition to numerous international research partnerships, Lancaster has four strategic overseas teaching partnerships offering validated Lancaster degrees. These partnerships enrich the student experience and create exciting opportunities, while also enhancing our ability to engage with world-leading, transformational research.
Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University is a joint institution offering dual degrees in business and management, and technology-related disciplines.
The Ghana campus allows students to study Lancaster University accredited degrees in business and management, computing, law, and politics.
Our campus in mainland Europe offers Lancaster University accredited degrees in business, management, and technology-related disciplines.
Established in 2006, this partnership offers dual degrees in architecture, business and management, computing and communications, film, and medical and life sciences.
Study abroad and pathways
We're always developing new partnerships. You can find out which partner institutions our students have visited as part of their study abroad programme previously, and we also have partnerships that offer pathway programmes.
We collaborate with many different institutions and organisations to complete major research projects and develop exciting opportunities for our students and staff. These include:
Fulbright provides scholarships to students and scholars to facilitate exchange between the UK and the USA. Our membership status also enables Lancaster University staff and students to benefit from exclusive workshops and events as part of this partnership.
Our partnership with Lausanne creates opportunities for staff exchange between our two institutions. This platform provides excellent experiences for staff to share best practice and develop as global citizens.
NOVA Lancaster for Sustainability explores opportunities for collaborative research, joint teaching initiatives and strategic knowledge exchange, staff development and student recruitment.
Our partnership with the University of Waikato began with student exchange and study abroad opportunities, and has grown to include additional collaboration opportunities such as research and reciprocal staff visits.
5 Stars for internationalisation
Lancaster University has been awarded five stars for internationalisation in the prestigious QS Stars rating, which assesses universities against best practices and was developed by leading higher education insight specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
Committed to quality transnational education
Our commitment to providing high-quality transnational education is demonstrated through our participation in the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) QE-TNE Scheme, which is a method for the quality evaluation and enhancement of UK transnational education.
News for our international partners
Lancaster hosts New Year festival Chinese style
Lancaster’s first festival of 2024 will celebrate the best of Chinese culture as the city marks the Year of the Dragon. Part-funded by Lancaster University, the festival is organised by Popber, a Community Interest Company set up to help businesses in the city and supported by Chinese students from Lancaster University.
Our regional partnerships enable us to offer a fantastic educational experience to students from diverse backgrounds. Some partnerships allow people to access levelling-up opportunities while benefiting from the advantages of studying in a local community. Others provide a specialist or distinctive experiences that challenge typical study models.
Blackburn College has a long history of offering degrees and higher education qualifications. The College offers over 100 different HE qualifications with the opportunity to join an extensive range of Lancaster University awarded honours degrees; foundation degrees; honours degrees with foundation entry; and, for students who wish to study while working full-time, degree-level apprenticeships.
Courses cover a diverse range of disciplines from accounting, business, engineering and politics, to counselling, the creative arts, English, history, sociology and more.
Students are able to study in seminar-sized classes with the support of specialist tutors and staff who support students to achieve Lancaster University awarded degrees in Blackburn, with a generous financial support package and lower tuition Fees than many universities. Blackburn College’s curriculum is designed to encourage students to fit study around work and other commitments.
Students study in a dedicated University Centre with facilities designed specifically for HE including dedicated libraries and social spaces.
93% of Blackburn College graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation and the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) results showed that students recognise the quality of teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support and personal development at Blackburn College. Indeed, these were all rated above the national rate for England (NSS 2018 and Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education known outcomes 2018).
Find out more about Blackburn College.
Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC)
Blackpool and The Fylde College is the largest college provider of degree-level education in England with over 55 degrees, most of which are awarded by our partner institution Lancaster University and offer a diverse range of courses from Human Resources to Human Biosciences.
With a recent multi-million pound investment in its facilities, B&FC offers an industry-relevant learning experience and close support from expert tutors. Studying in smaller class sizes, the College presents a more relaxed, personal environment. Along with financial support and lower tuition fees when compared with other universities, student satisfaction is consistently over 90%.
B&FC’s University Centre campus provides a dedicated space for degree students to get the most out of their university experience, with libraries and social spaces to encourage a study/social life balance.
9 out of 10 B&FC graduates are in work or further study within one year, with 40% in highly skilled employment earning £33,000 or more, compared with 15% nationally. With full-time degrees requiring a minimum attendance of one day per week, degrees can be studied full- or part-time, day or evening to ensure flexibility for those who are working alongside study.
Find out more about Blackpool and The Fylde College.
Furness College is the largest provider of Higher Education in South Cumbria with more than 30 years experience of delivering university-level programmes in Barrow. The college is an established partner of Lancaster University offering a range of degrees accredited by Lancaster University, including engineering.
Degrees can be studied full or part-time at the £47million Channelside campus to ensure flexibility for those who are studying and working.Furness College
Lancaster University School of Mathematics
Lancaster University School of Mathematics, run by the Rigby Education Trust, in partnership with Lancaster University and Cardinal Newman College, aims to recruit the brightest and most talented 16-19 year old maths pupils from across Lancashire, whatever their background, and bring them into an inclusive community of other exceptional pupils.Lancaster University School of Mathematics
University Academy 92
Manchester's UA92 is a game-changing higher education experience, developed by Lancaster University and the Class of 92, in partnership with KPMG, Microsoft and TalkTalk.
Academic excellence combined with character and personal development, their degree programmes aim to take students on a journey that goes far beyond a traditional academic degree.UA92
Global alumni network
Students that hold a Lancaster University awarded qualification from one of the following institutions are eligible to join the Lancaster University alumni community and access a range of free benefits.
- Blackburn College
- Blackpool and The Fylde College
- Edge Hill University (formerly called Edge Hill College of Higher Education)
- GD Goenka University
- IFiS PAN (Formerly The Centre for Social Studies/Central European University Warsaw)
- Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University
- Lancaster University Ghana
- Lancaster University Leipzig
- Liverpool Polytechnic (formerly City of Liverpool College of Higher Education/C.F. Mott College)
- Sunway University
- The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education (formerly Grimsby College)
- The Poets' House, Donegal
- The University of Cumbria/St Martin's College
Ways to study at Lancaster
As well as studying a Lancaster programme at one of our partner or overseas campus, there are lots of ways that international students can study at Lancaster's main campus in the UK. Students can apply to study for a degree or foundation programme at our main campus or transfer as part of a pathway programme. Students from other universities can also visit Lancaster for shorter experiences, by spending a term or year abroad with us, or by joining one of our summer schools.