Lancaster University


  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

About us

Located just three miles from Lancaster city centre, Lancaster University is situated on a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg. With over 14,000 students studying there and 2,500 staff to support them, it’s one of the UK’s top universities. The campus offers exceptional learning facilities, from the labs and lecture theatres within faculties, to the multi-million pound sports centre and outstanding library facilities.

Lancaster is among the best in the UK. A top 15 university in the three major UK league tables, we are also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings.

Lancaster University is highly regarded for student satisfaction with an overall satisfaction score of 83.6% in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), ranking 1st in the North, 8th in England and 11th in the UK when compared to other universities.

A tour of Lancaster University

Take a look at our student-led campus tour! Join 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, parkland and more.

What makes us different


At Lancaster, you'll find that there's always someone rooting for you. There's our unique collegiate system offering pastoral, practical and round-the-clock support. You'll meet academic staff and departments to help you develop the skills and knowledge to get the most out of your chosen subject and learn in a way that suits you. There's lifelong and specialist careers support, helping you achieve the future you want - whatever that might look like for you. Our amazing students' union will help you squeeze as much out of your university experience as you want, empowering you every step of the way. 

Being part of Lancaster means being part of our community. And, our stunning campus makes it easy to feel at home, it's got everything you need. From the expected: accommodation, cafés , and essential facilities like laundrettes and a post office. To the slightly unexpected: an ice cream shop, farmers' market and even its own Greggs. 


Course locations

Main Site

Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

Main Site

Admissions, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW