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  • International Fees From

    £14,500 UG
    £14,750 PG

  • World Ranking

    =150th in Times HE
    301-400th in Shanghai

  • Students

    9,000 UG
    3,500 PG

  • International

    24%

  • Employability

    94.2%

  • Accommodation

    from £99.75 p/w

Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

Lancaster University is a public research university situated in Lancaster, the county town of Lancashire in the north west of England; it has a population of approximately 138,000.

Lancaster is just over an hour’s drive, or one hour’s train journey from Manchester airport, one of the UK’s major international airports providing flights to Dubai, New York, Paris and Singapore amongst more than 200 destinations. Road and rail links are good and Lancaster is 251 miles from London.

The lowest average temperature in the area is 0-2 degrees in January. The average highest temperature is 17-18 degrees in July.

  • History

    The university was established by Royal Charter in 1964 and initially based in St Leonard’s Gate until moving to a purpose-built 300 acre campus at Bailrigg in 1968. The history of Lancaster itself can be traced back several thousand years. The city has a cathedral and a medieval castle and is set against the backdrop of the countryside of the Lake District, the Forest of Bowland and the Lune Valley.

    The motto adopted by the university ‘Truth Lies Open to All’ reflects the hope that the expansion of higher education would lead to the extension of education to all.

    Location

    Lancaster is a single campus university and students can easily live, study and play without leaving the safety of the purpose built site. Excellent student-only transport is available between the city centre and off-campus university accommodation when required. There is also a cycle track from Lancaster town centre to the university campus which is 3.3 miles away.

    Ranking

    Lancaster is ranked =150th in the Times Higher Education rankings. Lancaster is ranked between 301-400 in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. Lancaster is not a member of the Russell group of universities.
    Lancaster university is ranked =11th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.

    International

    There are approximately 3,000 International students from more than 100 countries representing 24% of all students at the university.

    Pathway entry for international students- Lancaster University’s international study Centre offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry.
    For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.

    Size

    There are around 12,500 students at Lancaster: 9,000 undergraduate and 3,500 postgraduate.

    Employment

    94.2% of Lancaster’s graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source:HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    Facilities

    Lancaster University has more than 35 sports societies and 170 affiliated societies.

    The Bailrigg campus is home to two banks, a post office, supermarkets and other general stores, cafes, restaurants and services. Health services include an NHS doctor’s surgery, a pharmacy and a private dentist. There is a multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre which has 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 play rooms, a sensory room and enclosed outdoor play areas.

    Culturally, the Bailrigg campus hosts the Nuffield Theatre, the Peter Scott art gallery and its own concert series. A newly built Sports Centre offers tennis and other racquet sports, football, rugby, basketball, swimming, hockey and crown bowls and many walking trails nearby.

    Accommodation

    Lancaster University provides on campus accommodation for 6,500 students and university accommodation is guaranteed to non-EU study abroad and exchange students.

    The lowest price for a standard room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £99.75 per week.
    An example price for catered accommodation is £173.32 at Cartmel and Lonsdale Halls.

    Cost

    International

    International undergraduate tuition fee examples – BA or BSc:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £14,500 for Arts & Humanities subjects, rising to £16,250 for Economics and up to £28,050 for Medicine & Surgery.

    International postgraduate taught tuition fee examples – MA or MSc:
    Full time masters (taught) postgraduate course fees start at £14,750 for Arts Management, rise to £17,000 for Economics and up to £18,100 for Medicine.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Education
    • English Language and Literature
    • General Engineering
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Pathway Courses
    • Physics
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
    • Sociology
    • Theology, Religious Studies

    Online Courses

    Lancaster University offers distance learning across Arts and Social Sciences to PGradCert, MA and PhD level. Programmes are also offered in Health and Medicine to both PGradCert and PhD level.

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