Lancaster University

- United Kingdom


Located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England, the University places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field.

Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities with a collegiate system which has helped to forge a strong sense of identity and loyalty, and continues to be a distinctive feature of student life at Lancaster. Students from one hundred countries make up a thriving community based around our nine colleges, creating a culturally diverse campus in a location that boasts the combination of city, coast and countryside.

Lancaster's community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries around the world.

Now approaching its golden jubilee year Lancaster's journey has been a remarkable one, and it is now amongst the top one per cent of universities in the world, with an ambitious strategic plan.

Since then, Lancaster University has risen to become one of Britain's top universities, with over 12,000 students and 2,500 employees within the Bailrigg campus that is now almost a small town in its own right.  

Campus facilities include:

Banks & Shops: The campus is home to two banks, a post office, supermarkets and general stores, a bakers, a hairdresser, a travel agent, a charity shop – and even an ice cream parlour!

Food & Drink: There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus, with cafes, restaurants and nine college bars - each one reminiscent of its college’s individual character.

Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre includes 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.

Health Services includes an NHS doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a private dentist on the campus.

The Bailrigg campus is brimming with culture and boasts its own theatre, art gallery and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. The Peter Scott Gallery is a small gem of a contemporary art gallery, open to the public free of charge. The gallery is also home to the University's international art collection, that includes Japanese and Chinese art, antiquities, works by twentieth century British artists and prints by significant European names such as Dürer, Miró, Ernst and Vasarely.

Between October and March you will find a varied programme of music on campus including orchestral concerts, chamber music, jazz, world music, opera and new music.

Lancaster students enjoy a vast green-field site with wonderful views of mountains and sea, yet the campus is just 5 minutes' drive from the M6 motorway and ten minutes from the main West Coast railway with direct services to Manchester, London and Scotland. Furthermore, as part of our travel plan we have one of the most frequent university bus services in the country, one of the highest employee cycling rates in Lancashire (a traffic-free cycle route links the campus to the outskirts of the city) and our own car sharing scheme.



Accounting and Finance

Archaeological Unit (LUAU)


Assure Evaluation

Biological Sciences (LEC)

Biomedical and Life Sciences


Computing and Communications, School of


Demand Research Centre




English and Creative Writing

Environment Centre

Environmental Science (LEC)

European Languages and Cultures

Film Studies

French Studies

Geography (LEC)

German Studies

Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research

Health Research

Higher Education Research & Evaluation Centre (HERE)


Institute for Advanced Studies

Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

Italian Studies


Linguistics and English Language

Management Science


Mathematics and Statistics

Media and Cultural Studies


Natural Sciences – Combined Science

Organisation, Work and Technology



Politics and International Relations

Politics, Philosophy and Religion


Social Work


Spanish Studies

Theatre Studies

Women’s Studies


English Requirements

Recognised Qualification

Standard Entry Level


6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

Pearson PTE Academic

62 (with a minimum of 51 in the four Communicative Skills)

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Grade B

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency 
in English (CPE)

Grade C

GCSE / IGCSE / O level English

Grade C




University funding for scholarships is limited. Most scholarships take the form of a partial tuition fee reduction. Scholarships are awarded by academic departments. Please contact university for further information. 

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