11 subjects from Lancaster University are in the World top 100 rankings

According to the new rankings which have recently been released, some of the subjects at Lancaster University are within the world top 100


The QS World University Rankings have announced the top universities for each subject for 2024. With 1,559 institutions being ranked amongst all the subject areas, Lancaster University landed in the top 100 for the following subjects:

  1. Linguistics – third
  2. English Language and Literature – 21st
  3. Marketing – ranked between 21st and 50th
  4. Art and Design – ranked between 5 and 100
  5. Modern Languages – 72nd
  6. Environmental Sciences – joint 96th
  7. Accounting and Finance – joint 75th
  8. Business and Management Studies – joint 72nd
  9. Sociology – 83rd
  10. Statistics and Operational Research – ranked between 51 and 100
  11. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence – ranked between 51 and 70

Professor Simon Guy, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global (Digital, International, Sustainability) stated: “These outstanding individual subject results are indicative of the quality and breadth of excellence here at Lancaster. Although we are a proudly northern, campus-based University with a deep commitment to our region, our strategic partners span the globe from Germany to Indonesia. Thanks to the ambition and excellence of our people, Lancaster University is committed to having a positive impact across the world.”

Linguistics at Lancaster University was tenth last year and because of how consistently successful this subject area has been, it moved up the rankings significantly this year.

Professor Jonathan Culpeper, the Head of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, stated: “Our department benefits from the interdisciplinary ethos, willingness to engage with real-world issues and collaborative spirit that characterises Lancaster University. Above all, this result is testament to the creativity and sheer hard work of my colleagues. All this adds up to a department producing innovative research that makes a difference, and that draws attention from students and researchers from around the world.”

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