Why Lancaster University?
Lancaster University was founded in 1964 and is now regarded as being one of the top institutions in the country. Lancaster has won international recognition for the quality of its teaching and research. The University provides an outstanding and welcoming student experience on a campus in a beautiful setting and in a safe and supportive environment based on our college system.
- 92% of research at Lancaster is of international quality
- 1st in UK for Physics
- Top 3 for Bio-medicine, part of the newly established School of Health and Medicine (in the Allied Health Professions and Studies UoA)
- Top 3 for Art and Design (which at Lancaster includes Music, Theatre, Film and New Media in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)
- Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) ranked joint 5th in the country
- Sociology is ranked 5th in the country
- Computing has 100% of research considered to be of international quality.
- 90% of Lancaster’s academic staffs are ‘research active’
Where is Lancaster University?
Lancaster University is set in 250 acres of parkland and lies approximately 3.5 miles south of the City of Lancaster. The campus is easily accessible and is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport. There are direct rail links between Lancaster and London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford and major cities in Scotland. The X1 bus service runs between the Railway Station and the University every 20 minutes Mon - Sat daytimes and hourly on Sunday afternoons and evenings. Lancaster Railway Station is a 5 minute walk away from the city centre.
Degrees at the Lancaster University
Lancaster University is a campus university dedicated to excellence through teaching and research. It is consistently rated as one of the top UK universities for research and teaching and carries an international reputation for quality within Higher Education. It is a first class educational establishment at which to undertake undergraduate study
There are eight undergraduate colleges on campus and one postgraduate college
The colleges are a highly distinctive feature of campus life. The Colleges aren't solely for students; all members of staff are college members and many are actively involved1 in collegiate life. Each college has its own individual character and are busy centres of social, recreational and educational activity. Most colleges have about eight or nine hundred members and all on-campus accommodation is located within the colleges which makes it easy to get to know people and gives a sense of belonging to a supportive community.
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