Lancaster University International Study Centre

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Lancaster University is a collegiate university in the UK city of Lancaster and a member of the N8 Research Partnership: an association of the eight most research intensive universities in the North of England.

The university dates back to 1947 when a public meeting in Lancaster supported the proposal for a university college to be founded in the city, although it was 1964 before its first students were admitted. Its original site was in St Leonard’s Gate in the middle of the city. Today, the campus occupies a picturesque, 360-acre parkland site three miles from the city centre.

Lancaster is one of just a few universities within the UK to have a collegiate system. It is home to nine colleges overall, eight for undergraduate students and one for postgraduates.

The campus has the feel of a small town with banks, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, a pre-school centre and health services.

Students can also enjoy the campus’s own theatre and art gallery, home to an international art collection that includes Japanese and Chinese art, antiquities, and works by 20th century British and European artists, including Miró and Ernst.

The university is located close to mountains and the sea. The Lake District National Park and the Forest of Bowland, areas of outstanding natural beauty, are both within close proximity.

Lancaster has a strong reputation globally. Its international partnerships with higher education institutions include Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the GD Goenka World Institute in India, COMSATS in Pakistan, and the Brazil- based Federal University of Lavras.

Lancaster is consistently voted one of the best-value universities for students and its student halls often win awards too.

On-campus degree preparation at a globally recognised university

The Lancaster University International Study Centre building was opened in November 2011 to meet increasing demand, and is already thriving. The centre is home to a diverse cohort of students from around the world, recruited through Study Group’s global marketing and recruitment teams. Housed in the George Fox building in the heart of the university campus, the International Study Centre provides the latest in teaching and technology resources.

Programmes leading to a broad choice of degree courses

Specific academic studies, English language, study preparation and pastoral support give students the knowledge base and study skills to succeed once they progress onto their degree. The International Study Centre offers International Foundation, carefully created with the University's academic team. The programme provides a seamless transition into year one of a broad selection of mainstream courses at Lancaster University, one of the top 10 universities in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018).

Our International Study Centre programmes include:

International Foundation Year
•Business and Management Studies
•Engineering and Computing
•Law
•Social Studies
•Life Sciences
•Mathematics and Statistics

Pre-Masters
•Business, Law and Social Sciences
•Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science