Lancaster University

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Brilliant. Friendly university with great lecturers and facilities

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Courses and Fees

Lancaster University offers over 300 undergraduate degree programmes. Lancaster prides itself on having a flexible approach to undergraduate study, particularly in your first year, and is one of only a handful of universities within the UK where in many subjects first year students can study additional minor subjects alongside their major subject.

Lancaster students have the opportunity to experience life at an overseas university through our study abroad programme, Lancaster has over 150 academic partners across 24 countries around the world.

Lancaster is home to a dynamic postgraduate community with research partnerships in over 60 countries around the world. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed Lancaster as a world-leading research university with 83% of our research rated as internationally excellent or world leading. It is the only one of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England to have had funding increased because of the quality and volume of its research. We offer taught Master's degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA, across a wide range of subject areas.

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation. The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. For more information visit the undergraduate and postgraduate pages on the Lancaster University website.

Facilities

Since 2003, Lancaster has invested over £500 million in the campus buildings, facilities and infrastructure with a further £400 million planned over the next five years. It shows, as Lancaster won the Best Campus University award from The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Campus facilities include:

Learning Facilities:
The University gives a fantastic range of study spaces both on campus and in the City of Lancaster. From our recently refurbished Library (open 24hours in term time), our Learning Zone with bookable spaces for individual or group study. We have recently invested in our engineering, chemistry and physics learning facilities. Our campus also boasts mock court rooms for Law students and bookable woodland study pods.

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

Food and Drink: There are dozens of places to eat and drink across the campus, with cafés, restaurants and nine college bars - each one reflecting the 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.


Students enjoy our £20m Sports Centre, complete with climbing wall and 25m swimming pool.
Alternatively if you're just looking for some 'time-out' then try our Trim Trail & Woodland Walk covering 2.6 miles and 11 exercise stations.


The on-campus Pre-School Centre cares for over 150 children in eight playrooms, a sensory room and enclosed outdoor play areas. Health Services include an NHS doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a private dentist on the campus.

Campus is brimming with culture and boasts its own theatre, student cinema, art gallery and concert series hosted by Lancaster Arts.

Accommodation

Lancaster's on-campus accommodation won Best University Halls in the 2017 National Student Housing Survey, an award we have won for seven out of the last eight years. In the same awards Lancaster also won Best Learning Environment and Best Individual Accommodation, and was one of only four universities given the International Accommodation Quality Mark - awarded for over 90% satisfaction among international students. Lancaster University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation to suit different preferences and budgets. We offer everything from Standard Rooms to Family flats and catered accommodation.

Open Days

Our Open Day gives you the freedom to explore our 560-acre campus and learn everything you could want to know about Lancaster University. You can meet with staff and students from your department to help you to build a picture of what it would be like to study here.

Throughout the day, there are a range of talks and activities available to help you get the information that you need and provide you with some insight into whether Lancaster is the place for you. You'll find that even grabbing lunch or a drink on campus will give you a feel for whether you can picture yourself here.

Take five minutes to experience our campus with our Virtual Open Day and discover what it’s like to live and learn at Lancaster University. Explore spaces to study, live and have fun - on campus and in the nearby City of Lancaster.