Lancaster University retains top 10 position in The Complete University Guide 2021
Lancaster has been ranked 8th out of 131 universities in the UK and is the top university in the North West in The Complete University Guide 2021.
The university is ranked 3rd nationally for Graduate Prospects for the second year running, demonstrating the excellent employment record of our graduates.
In addition to being the leading university in the North West, Lancaster is also ranked number one in the region for both Graduate Prospects and Student Satisfaction.
In the 70 individual subject tables, Lancaster is a top performer and is first in the UK for Student Satisfaction among students of Dance, Drama and Cinematics (Theatre) and Linguistics.
Graduate Prospects for dozens of subject areas are among the best in the UK:
*1st for Creative Writing, Chemical Engineering, French, Iberian Languages (Spanish), Law
*2nd for Linguistics, Geography and Environmental Science
*3rd for Art and Design, Business and Management Studies, History, joint 3rd Marketing
*4th for Sociology and joint 4th for Physics, Psychology
*Joint 6th for Computer Science, Mathematics
*Joint 9th for Chemistry
Individual subjects at Lancaster are also ranked in the top ten in the UK including:
*1st Creative Writing,
*2nd Social Work
*4th Art and Design, Dance, Drama and Cinematics (Theatre)
*5th Chemical Engineering
*6th Communication and Media Studies (including Film), Marketing
*7th French, Sociology, Theology and Religious Studies
*8th Geography and Environmental Science
*9th Iberian Languages (Spanish), German, Physics, Mathematics
*10th History, Psychology
Lancaster is currently ranked top ten in all three major Higher Education league tables – The Complete University Guide, Guardian and Times and Sunday Times.
The main University League Table is based on ten measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, Good Honours Degrees, and Completion.
The 70 subject tables are based on five measures (Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects).