A highly ranked global university

Our parent school, Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. A Top 10 university in UK league tables, we’re also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings


Our school is locally approved by the National Accreditation Board. The NAB is an agency under the Ministry of Education responsible for better management of tertiary education as well as serving as the Quality Assurance Body at the tertiary education level.

We are also globally approved by the British Accreditation Council. Click here to see our certification. The BAC is as an independent body set up in 1984, and acts as the UK national accrediting body for independent further and higher education. Its accreditation is a well-established, international quality assurance scheme and is regarded by students and agencies throughout the world as one of the most reliable guides in selecting a higher education institution in which to study

Our parent school, Lancaster University is regulated by the QAA in the UK.

International University of the Year 2020

Lancaster University has been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Lancaster has also been ranked 8th overall in the league table securing a top ten place for the 4th consecutive year.

A Top UK University

League tables can’t tell you everything about a university, but they’re a good place to start. Out of over 120 UK Universities, Lancaster University is consistently in the top twenty of all three main league tables.


The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021



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How we compare

Lancaster’s performance in UK league tables compare favourably to many of our rivals:

Times/Sunday Times 2021
Lancaster = 10
Warwick = 10
Exeter 12
Leeds 15
Manchester 18
York 20
Liverpool 29
Newcastle 31
Guardian University Guide 2021
Warwick 8
Lancaster 10
Exeter = 16
York = 16
Leeds 18
Manchester 25
Newcastle 51
Liverpool 59
Complete University Guide 2022
Lancaster 11
Warwick 10
Exeter 12
Leeds 20
Manchester 15
York 18
Newcastle 37
Liverpool 32