26 April 2018
Lancaster is ranked eighth out of 131 universities in the Complete University Guide 2019, increasing its position from last year.

All programmes offered in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University continue to rank in the Top 17. 

Social Work has retained it's 2nd position in the tables.

The full Complete University Rankings can be viewed here


This pleasing news is in line with the department's long history of excellence as evidenced by a range of measures, we have recenlty received the following rankings and awards: 

  • 2ND for Social Work

    Social Work was ranked 2nd in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 

  • TOP 10 

    Lancaster University was ranked 9th nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2018 with Sociology and Media and Cultural Studies acheiving 8th place in the subject guides.

  • 46TH Globally

    We have also been recognised as the 46th Sociology Department in the world for our excellent reputation with academics and employers, our excellent faculty to student ratio, and the international diversity of our student and staff (2018 QS World University Rankings).


    You can read more about our rankings and reputations here