University Study in the United Kingdom: Lancaster University

University Study in the United Kingdom: Lancaster University — About

About University Study in the United Kingdom: Lancaster University

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to the Lake District and Irish Sea, the historic city of Lancaster boasts a Norman castle, elegant Georgian buildings, and cobblestone streets. Lancaster offers the perfect surroundings for students seeking a more traditional English college experience.

The University of Lancaster is a highly esteemed and well respected university, annually ranked one of the Top 10 universities in the UK. Close-knit cohorts, an inviting campus, and an intellectual approach make Lancaster a particularly accepting and welcoming place to live and study.

Visit the At a Glance Comparison page to learn some quick facts about the Learning Abroad Center's other University Study in the UK programs.

Housing & Meals

Students live in single rooms with their own bathroom and shared kitchen facilities in on-campus residence halls called "colleges," with other British and international students.  Colleges are strong communities within the university system in Britain, making for a welcoming atmosphere.


Extracurricular activities abound at the University of Lancaster. Many of the 30 sports clubs and 80 societies organize day and weekend trips, and the International Office coordinates optional excursions for visiting students. Residence halls organize dinners, dances and other activities.

Learning Outcomes

Students studying at Lancaster University will:

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff at the University of Lancaster are particularly accessible and supportive, and Lancaster is consistently ranked one of the strongest academic universities in the UK. 

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I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship