Teaching and Assessment

Our degrees are highly ranked, and are taught by some of the best research-active tutors in the UK. 

A 2014 Teaching Quality Assessment gave us the highest possible ranking - 'full confidence in the quality of our teaching'. We take our reputation for excellent teaching seriously and are dedicated to making your experience at Lancaster inspiring, enriching and well-supported.

In our courses, you don't just learn about what others have done - you get involved. Students conduct their own independent research projects, undertake work placements and volunteering, and complete a range of assessments that may include blogs, videos, presentations, and interviews. 

We have been praised by external examiners for our excellent range of course assessment - including short writing tasks that help you to build up key skills early on, presentations, essays, exams, posters, scenarios and assessments where you make blogs, vlogs, or conduct your own interviews.

In addition to contact with course tutors, we have a Departmental Personal Tutor who provides support on personal matters, and every student has an academic tutor who meets with them each term to check up on academic progress, answer any questions, and share ideas about study skills or career plans. We also have dedicated staff who provide extra assistance with things like academic writing and careers support.