Lancaster University
Lancaster University


Lancaster University Ranking



Lancaster University Location

North England

Lancaster University


University Ranking




North England


Key Information
Location Lancaster, England
Established 1964
Percent International Students 29.8%
Famous For Art & Design, Drama, Management
International Fees £15,080-19,250
Key Information
Location Lancaster, England
Established 1964
Percent International Students 29.8%
Famous For Art & Design, Drama, Management
International Fees £15,080-19,250


Lancaster University is an established leading UK university with a world-class reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Lancaster is consistently ranked among the top 20 in all three major UK university league table, and continues to build a growing reputation both nationally and internationally.

The school is renowned for its undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral education, and its engagement with SMEs and the regional economy across the North West.

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is among an elite group of global business schools to be quadruple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and the Small Business Charter. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are ranked regularly among the best in the UK and the world. The Financial Times and the Economist Which MBA? rankings place the Lancaster full-time MBA among the top 100 globally, with the FT ranking the Lancaster MBA second in the world for the teaching of Corporate Strategy.

LUMS is a signatory of the UN Initiative, PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education), and was awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2021, and is committed to promoting an inclusive, sustainable and responsible future.

LUMS continues to produce the type of world-leading research that was recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). LUMS was ranked 1st of 101 UK business and management schools for research power, with 80% of its research world-leading or internationally excellent, and 1st for the number of research active staff, its research environment was ranked equal first and achieved a perfect score, showing LUMS to be the leading research-intensive management school in the UK.

Students come to Lancaster University from all over the world and enjoy access to our large well-equipped library, study spaces across campus for individual and group work, meeting rooms, classrooms and lecture theatres. Additionally, there is outstanding living accommodation, modern and extensive sports facilities, shops, cafés and bars.

Lancaster Courses in Focus

MSc Accounting and Financial Management

The Lancaster Accounting and Finance Department have a 20-year reputation for producing world-leading research, and are recognised for excellence in both research and teaching. The department is made up of a diverse group of internationally-renowned scholars who specialise in key areas including accounting and bank regulation, corporate finance, financial econometrics, and many more. Learn more.

MSc Business Analytics

Lancaster is ranked in the QS World University Rankings 2022 Masters in Business Analytics top 100, placing 11th for Faculty and Staff Diversity and 59th overall. This course will train you in analytical decision-making and not only do you learn the theory of business analytics, but also how to apply it in practice. Learn more.

Data Science MSc

Lancaster University’s MSc Data Science programme has been designed in conjunction with industry partners to ensure that graduates are equipped with the advanced skills to achieve a successful career in ‘big data’. This programme is unique in its deliberate focus on multidisciplinary learning and you will learn core skills in the first term, and the second and third terms allow you to shape the degree according to your interests and background. Students benefit from our 12-week sponsored placement at an industry partner. Learn more.

MSc International Business and Strategy

Endorsed by Ernst & Young (EY), the MSc International Business and Strategy programme is designed to equip graduates with the key capabilities required to operate in multinational firms. You will develop vital skills and capabilities necessary to manage international growth. This involves organic growth via the smart positioning of products and services in diverse markets, through to the management of mergers and acquisitions. Learn more.

Services for International Students

Lancaster University offers help and assistance to international students through its specialist International Student Advisory Service who provide information about obtaining visas, travelling to Lancaster, planning costs and pre-arrival information. There is an airport pickup service from Manchester Airport before the beginning of term. Pre-sessional English courses are also offered for undergraduate and postgraduate students, along with international foundation programmes.


  • 11th in the The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • 13th in the UK overall in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • 132nd in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • 122nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide Subject Rankings 2022

  • Accounting and Finance 11th in the UK
  • Business, Management & Marketing 11th in the UK
  • Economics 15th in the UK

Guardian University Guide Subject Rankings 2022

  • Business, Management and Marketing 15th in the UK
  • Accounting and Finance 23rd in the UK
  • Economics 26th in the UK

National Student Survey 2021

In 2021, 83 percent of Lancaster students said they were satisfied with the quality of their courses compared with a national average of 75 percent. Ranked against comparable universities, this puts Lancaster 6th in England.

  • Accounting and Finance 8th for overall satisfaction
  • Business and Management 10th for overall satisfaction
  • Marketing 4th for overall satisfaction

FT 2021 Masters in Management

  • 10th in the UK and 79th in the World
  • 100% of graduates employed after 3 months

FT 2021 Masters in Finance

  • Pre-experience 10th in the UK and 45th in the World
  • 1st in the UK for value for money

QS Business School Rankings 2022

  • Masters in Marketing 31st, 10th for Thought Leadership
  • Masters in Business Analytics 59th, 11th for Class and Faculty Diversity
  • Masters in Finance 54th
  • Masters in Management 63rd

Financial Times MBA Global Rankings 2021

  • 9th in the UK, 25th in Europe and 96th in the world
  • 2nd in the world for Corporate Strategy

The Economist/Which MBA? Full-Time MBA 2021

  • 8th in the UK, 66th in the world

The Economist/Which MBA? Executive MBA 2020

  • 5th in the UK, 59th in the world

QS Global MBA Rankings 2022  

  • 11th in UK, 38th in Europe, 114th overall
  • 48th in the world for Thought Leadership

QS Global EMBA Rankings 2021

  • 77th in the world, 33rd in Europe
  • 43rd in the world for Thought Leadership


Lancaster University Accommodation has been named 'Best University Halls' eight times since 2010 at the UK's prestigious National Student Housing Awards. Lancaster offer almost 7,000 bed spaces for undergraduates, postgraduates and families. Lancaster University Accommodation is approved by the UUK Code of Practice, committed to good quality student homes.


Lancaster University is a well-connected, campus-based university, close to the city of Lancaster in the northwest of England. The campus provides a green, safe and welcoming environment in which to study and live.

With easy access via quiet cycle routes and frequent bus connections, the city of Lancaster provides all the attractions you would expect in a city. As well as restaurants, a cinema, shops, independent outlets and superstores, there are also many tourist attractions, including Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial. This vibrant and dynamic city is also close to some of England’s most spectacular countryside, with the Lake District National Park, Morecambe Bay, and the Forest of Bowland all close by.

The University and the city are well connected to the rest of the UK and beyond. Manchester International Airport is 75 minutes from Lancaster by train, London is 2.5 hours and Glasgow is two hours.


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