Lancaster University


  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

About us

Located just three miles from Lancaster city centre in England's scenic North West, Lancaster University is situated on a spacious green campus. Our community is comprised of staff and students from over 100 countries, so whether you’re local or crossing oceans to join us, you’ll build lifelong connections that cross borders and make memories to last a lifetime.  

Lancaster is a Top 10 UK university (Complete University Guide), consistently top 15 in the three main UK league tables and this year, was named one of the top 25 most targeted universities by the UK's leading graduate employers in the Graduate Market in 2023 report (High Fliers). 

Our community of researchers transform lives and communities across the globe. The strength of our research was recognised by the UK Government’s Research Excellence Framework which rated 91% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in 2021.  

A tour of Lancaster University

Join current students Meenal and Vlad as they take you on a tour of the Lancaster University campus. Discover the learning facilities, accommodation, sports facilities, welfare, cafés , bars, scenery and more.

What makes us different

Our community is split into eight undergraduate and a postgraduate college, each providing access to wellbeing professionals, events and social activities, trips and excursions, and social spaces.

Careers support at Lancaster is for life, so you’ll have access to our specialist services from day one to graduation and beyond.

Accommodation at Lancaster has been named UK’s ‘Best University Halls’ eight times since 2010 at the Global Student Living Index awards, so whatever your budget or room preference, you’ll find a comfortable place to live. We guarantee a room on campus to all incoming first year students who place us as their firm choice university and apply by our accommodation deadline. 

A small but lively city surrounded by countryside that has inspired some of the world’s most renowned artists, the City of Lancaster is a wonderful neighbour to campus. It’s the best of both worlds – with green spaces nestled alongside a variety of daytime and night-time venues to suit every vibe. 

Open days

Course locations

Main Site

Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

Main Site

Admissions, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW