Why Lancaster?

For us, Lancaster is everything a university should be. It's somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity.

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A top 15 UK university

Lancaster is ranked in the top 15 UK universities in all three major league tables, and is highly placed in many international tables.

Rankings and reputation
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Student life

Lancaster has so much to offer. On our campus, in our city and our community, you’ll find your place – whoever you are.

Student life

Support for you

  • Nine colleges, one home

    Colleges are central to the Lancaster University experience. It's where you live, but more than that, it's a place to socialise and a support network too. The difference our colleges make can't be overstated.

  • Scholarships and bursaries

    At Lancaster, we are investing in the future of our students by enabling access to a world-class education. We believe funding concerns should not stop any talented student from thriving.

  • Wellbeing and support

    We offer comprehensive support from the day you start until you graduate to enhance your experience as a student and help to fulfil your potential.

Careers and employability

Lancaster's careers team will offer you support from day one of your time at university, and their help will continue even after you've graduated.

Careers and employability
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Your global experience

Join our international community to share ideas and perspectives. Take it further with study abroad options and other travel opportunities.

Your global experience

Lancaster and the surrounding area

  • Where is Lancaster?

    Lancaster is at the centre of the UK and surrounded by beauty - the Lake District, Morecambe Bay, and the Forest of Bowland are all within easy reach.

  • The campus and the city

    Come to Lancaster and find your place. From the facilities you need on campus, to the historic city on your doorstep, Lancaster is made for learning.

  • The city on your doorstep

    It's a short ride from campus into the heart of historic Lancaster – a city full of character and culture.

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