Lancaster tops the Guardian University Guide and ranks 8th out of 122 institutions. Position by subject as follows:
Art and design, 12th - Business studies, 5th - Chemistry, 41st - Computer science and IT, 23rd - Drama, 6th - Economics, 14th - Engineering General, 6th - English, 8th - Environmental Science, 27th - Geography, 13th - History, 7th - Maths, 11th - Media, 2nd - Music, 20th - Philosophy, 13th - Physics, 21st - Politics, 22nd - Psychology, 18th - Social Work, 10th - Sociology, 19th - Theology, 9th.
The Times Good University Guide ranks Lancaster overall 23rd in their league table. Position by subject as follows:
Applied Maths, 19th - Art & Design, 5th - Business Studies, 4th - Computer Science, 20th - Drama, 4th - Education, 4th - English, 17th - Environmental Science, 5th - General Engineering, 6th - Geography, 15th - History, 15th - Italian, 15th - Linguistics, 3rd - Music, 13th - Physics, 13th - Psychology, 8th - Social Work, 1st - Sociology, 10th.