Lancaster is officially one of the top 10 universities in the UK

We’re the best in the North West


We’re the ninth best university in the country and the best place to go in the North West, according to the Complete University Guide.

Lancaster replaced Bath and Exeter in the top 10, maintaining a clear lead over its nearest rival in the region, the University of Manchester.

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk, said  “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year. While dramatic changes may be newsworthy, this stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place – our primary purpose.”

He added: “Students need to know that their complaints are handled effectively and sympathetically. The data we have compiled shows clearly the relative success of institutions in resolving disputes before they escalate to the OIA or peter out.”

According to the CUG’s findings,  Lancaster achieved one top place for Social Work as well as appearing in the national top ten listings 14 times out of its 33 subjects. These include Art and Design, Accounting and Finance, Linguistics and Theology.

In the North West Results, Lancaster came first:

2016 National Rank Rank last year Appearances in subject tables Top Places Times in Top Ten
1 Lancaster 9 11 33 1 14
2 Manchester 27 28 50 0 14
3 Liverpool 39 31 46 0 8
4 Liverpool John Moores 67 81 34 0 0
5 Manchester Metropolitan 73 73 44 0 0
6 Edge Hill 82 89 24 0 0
7 Central Lancashire 91 90 52 0 1
8 Chester 93 78 30 0 0
9 Salford 96 84 32 0 0
10 Liverpool Hope 97 22 0 0
11 Cumbria 111 112 18 0 0
12 Bolton 120 121 21 0 0

Overall Lancaster University scored 4.10 out of 5 for student satisfaction, 3.15 out of 4 for research quality and 78.1 out of 100 for graduate prospects.  This gave us an overall score of 882 out of 1000.