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Lancaster University in top ten universities in the UK

John Freeman

Lancaster is ranked ninth out of 129 universities in the Complete University Guide 2018, maintaining its position from last year.

In addition, Lancaster is ranked in the Top 10 in two other major UK university league tables: The Times/Sunday Times and The Guardian, and is also ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally.

“These league tables reflect our success in offering a world-class student experience," commented a delighted Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith

"As well as recruiting the best staff from across the world, we offer outstanding student facilities and excellent teaching which will equip graduates well for their future careers.”
In separate listings covering 70 subjects in the Complete University Guide 2018, Lancaster makes the Top Ten for 13 of the 34 subjects it offers.

Lancaster is ranked: 1st for Dance, Drama and Cinematics (which includes Theatre and Film); 2nd for Social Work; 4th for Creative Writing; 5th for Communication and Media Studies and Marketing; 6th for Religious Studies, Mechanical Engineering and Accounting and Finance; 7th for General Engineering; 8th for German; 8th for Linguistics ; 9th for Geography and Environmental Science and 10th for Politics.

Dr Bernard Kingston, Chairman of, said: “The Government has said that applicants need access to robust, timely and objective information, based on criteria that are straightforward and easily understood.

“We believe that meets these criteria and more and we intend that this will remain the case for the next decade – and beyond.”