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A highly ranked global university
Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Top 10 in three major national league tables, we’re also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.
World university rankings
Lancaster rose three places to 128th out of more than 1,000 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020, putting us in their top 13%.
Lancaster is ranked 139th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, up from 146th in 2019 making Lancaster 18th out of the 100 UK universities included in the table.
In the UK top three for graduate employment
We’re 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and Complete University Guide 2020 with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation.
Alastair McCall, editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Graduate prospects are the best for any non-specialist university in the UK with employers falling over themselves to recruit Lancaster students.”
Since then, Lancaster University has risen to become one of Britain’s top universities, with over 12,000 students and 2,500 employees within the Bailrigg campus that is now almost a small town in its own right. See our Campus Map.
In 2018 Lancaster University’s campus was voted third in the Student Crowd’s Top 20 University Campus Awards in a public vote by 7,849 UK students.
Campus facilities include:
Banks & Shops: The campus is home to two banks, a post office, supermarkets and general stores, a bakery, hairdresser, charity shop – and even an ice cream parlour!
Food & Drink: There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus, with cafes, restaurants and nine college bars – each one reminiscent of its college’s individual character.
Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre includes facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.
The on-campus Pre-School Centre cares for over 150 children in eight playrooms, a sensory room and enclosed outdoor play areas.
Health Services include an NHS doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy and a private dentist on the campus.
The Bailrigg campus is brimming with culture and boasts its own theatre, art gallery and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. The Peter Scott Gallery is a small gem of a contemporary art gallery, open to the public free of charge. The gallery is also home to the University’s international art collection, that includes Japanese and Chinese art, antiquities, works by twentieth-century British artists and prints by significant European names such as Dürer, Miró, Ernst and Vasarely.
Between October and March, you will find a varied programme of music on campus including orchestral concerts, chamber music, jazz, world music, opera and new music.
Lancaster students enjoy a vast green-field site with wonderful views of mountains and sea, yet the campus is just 5 minutes’ drive from the M6 motorway and ten minutes from the main West Coast railway with direct services to Manchester, London and Scotland. Furthermore, as part of our travel plan, we have one of the most frequent university bus services in the country, one of the highest employee cycling rates in Lancashire (a traffic-free cycle route links the campus to the outskirts of the city) and our own car-sharing scheme.