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A highly ranked global university

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Top 10 in all three major national league tables, we’re also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. Our Management School is quadruple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and the Small Business Charter. Click here to find out more about our Management School's Rankings.

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.

Triple Top 10

League tables can’t tell you everything about a university, but they’re a good place to start. Out of 120 UK Universities, we are consistently in the top ten, and have now risen to 6th place in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

8th

The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

7th

7th

Gold standard teaching

Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.

Accreditations

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.

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How we compare

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

Times/Sunday Times 2020
Lancaster 8
Warwick 10
Leeds 13
Exeter 12
Manchester 18
York 22
Newcastle 28
Liverpool 29
Guardian University Guide 2020
Lancaster 7
Warwick 9
Exeter 10
Leeds 11
York 20
Newcastle 35
Manchester 40
Liverpool 50
Complete University Guide 2020
Lancaster 7
Exeter 11
Warwick 12
Leeds 14
Manchester 15
Newcastle 22
Liverpool 28
York 30