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Lancaster University

Lancaster | North West England

City Campus Rural Collegiate

Ucas code: L14

Located just three miles from Lancaster city centre, the University is situated on a beautiful 560-acre parkland site with over 12,000 students and 2,500 staff. Ranked as one of the best universities in the UK, you’ll find Lancaster in the Top 10 of the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed Lancaster as a world-leading research university. Lancaster was also awarded gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, meaning they were judged to consistently have outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. Lancaster University was named 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation. Lancaster is split into various colleges, one of only a handful of institutions in the UK to work in such a way. This means that as well as being part of the overall university community, you’re also part of a much smaller (and more accessible) college structure.
Source:Lancaster University Students' Union

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Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Student satisfaction score 82% HIGH

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