The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster City Centre.
Campus facilities include:
Banks & Shops: The campus is home to two banks, a post office, supermarkets and general stores, a bakers, hairdresser, travel agent, 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.
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.
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with the School of Law and the departments of Applied Social Science, Educational research, English and Creative Writing, European Languages and Cultures, History, Linguistics and English Language, Politics, Philosophy & Religion and Sociology. It also includes the Institutes for Cultural Research, for Health Research, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), for Art, Design, Film, Theatre Studies, and the Ruskin centre.
- Faculty of Health and Medicine, which has partnerships with other departments such as neuroscience (Psychology), medical ethics (Law), NHS leadership (Management School), disability studies (Applied Social Science) and environment and health (Lancaster Environment Centre). The Faculty comprises four divisions: Biomedical and Life Sciences, CETAD, Health Research and Lancaster Medical School.
- Faculty of Science and Technology, including Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; Lancaster Environment Centre (including Environmental Sciences; Geography; and Biology); Mathematics and Statistics; Natural Sciences; Physics; Psychology, and School of Computing and Communications
- Faculty of Management (Lancaster University Management School) comprises Accounting and Finance; Economics; Leadership and Management; Management Science; Marketing; Organisation, Work and Technology; Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation and the centres for the Study of Technology & Organisation (CSTO); International Centre for Research in Accounting (ICRA); Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (LCF); Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economics Research; Sir Roland Smith Centre for Strategic Management; Centre for Family Business; Lancaster China Management Centre (LCMC); Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business and Centre for Performance-Led HR (CPHR).
In The Sunday Times 10-year (1998–2007) average ranking of British universities based on consistent league table performance, Lancaster was ranked joint 19th overall in the UK. As of recent years, the university has been placed within the top 10 by UK newspaper league tables and in the top 150 worldwide by the main global rankings (see information box for current rankings).
It was also ranked the top university in the north-west of England for all nine years of recordings by The Complete University Guide. The average entry standard at Lancaster is around 423 UCAS points, with almost all courses requiring at least AAA or AAB at A-level as of 2016.
In 2014, its 50th year, Lancaster University was ranked 10th in the THE 100 Under 50, a list of the world’s best universities under 50 years old. It also appeared in the lists of QS 50 under 50 in all the years before 2014 when it was under 50 years old.