Lancaster University, officially The University of Lancaster, is a public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Around 12,000 students in total.
Undergraduates: 46% male, 54% female.
8% of undergraduates are of non-white European origin.
90% of undergraduates from state schools.
22% of undergraduates from outside the UK.
Reputation and rankings
At the time of writing (2014) Lancaster University has for some years been placed within the top 15 by UK newspaper league tables and in the top 200 worldwide by the main global rankings (see information box for current rankings). The average entry standard at Lancaster is around 439 UCAS points, with almost all courses requiring at least AAA or AAB at A-level as of 2013. This rise in entry standards has courted controversy amongst on campus unions, particularly UCU, who have cited it as the cause of a drop in applications for entry into the 2013-14 academic year.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with the School of Law and the departments of Applied Social Science, Educational research, English and Creative Writing, European Languages and Cultures, History, Linguistics and English Language, Politics, Philosophy & Religion and Sociology. It also includes the Institutes for Cultural Research, for Health Research, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts, for Art, Design, Film, Theatre Studies, and the Ruskin centre.
Faculty of Health and Medicine, which has partnerships with other departments such as neuroscience (Psychology), medical ethics (Law), NHS leadership (Management School), disability studies (Applied Social Science) and environment and health (Lancaster Environment Centre). The Faculty comprises four divisions: Biomedical and Life Sciences, CETAD, Health Research and Lancaster Medical School
Faculty of Science and Technology, including Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Engineering; Lancaster Environment Centre (including Environmental Sciences; Geography; and Biology); Mathematics and Statistics; Natural Sciences; Physics; Psychology, and School of Computing and Communications
Faculty of Management (Lancaster University Management School) comprises Accounting and Finance; Economics; Management Learning and Leadership; Management Science; Marketing and Organisation, Work and Technology; the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development and the centres for e-Science; for Excellence in Leadership (CEL); for the Study of Technology & Organisation (CSTO); International Centre for Research in Accounting (ICRA); Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (LCF); Lancaster Centre for Strategic Management; Lancaster China Management Centre (LCMC); Lancaster Leadership Centre (LLC), Health Leadership Centre (HLC) and Centre for Performance-Led HR (CPHR).
English language requirement
Business School courses require IELTS 7.0.
Scholarships and bursaries
University funding for scholarships is limited. Most scholarships take the form of a partial tuition fee reduction.
Scholarships are awarded by academic departments and so students must email the academic department that they are applying to.
Find out more about international fees and funding at Lancaster University.
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