Lancaster remains best university in North West England in Complete University Guide


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Lancaster has retained its crown as the top university in North West England in the .

The University scored highly in a number of individual subjects including Social Work C ranked number one in the UK C while Architecture made its first appearance in the Guide going straight in at number seven.

Lancaster also maintained a high national position C ranking 11th out of 130 universities across the UK.

  • Social Work C ranked number 1
  • Communication and Media Studies C ranked number 2
  • Biomedical Sciences C ranked number 3
  • Linguistics C ranked number 3
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics C ranked number 4
  • Italian C ranked number 4
  • Creative Writing C ranked number 6
  • Architecture C ranked number 7
  • Art and Design C ranked number 7
  • French C ranked number 7
  • Marketing C ranked number 7
  • German C ranked number 8
  • Physics and Astronomy C ranked number 8
  • English C ranked number 10
  • Sports Science C ranked number 10

Professor Wendy Robinson, 山ּ Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, said: “It is fantastic to see Lancaster retain its position as the top-ranked university in the North West, and to also maintain a good position among the best institutions in the UK.

“From our cutting-edge research and wonderful teaching, to our vibrant campus and welcoming atmosphere, Lancaster is an excellent university which constantly seeks to enhance and enrich our overall student experience, with a holistic approach to their learning and personal growth.”

The Complete University Guide league table is based on ten measures: entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, academic services spend, spending on student facilities, continuation, student-staff ratio, graduate prospects C outcomes, and graduate prospects C on track. It includes 130 institutions.

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