Overview

Lancaster University

City: Lancaster
Language of instruction: English
  • One of few universities in the UK to offer Creative Writing and Women’s Studies
  • 7 000+ undergraduate students
  • Situated in a beautiful rural setting
  • Only fifteen minutes by bus from the historic city of Lancaster
  • Within 50 miles of the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and the Lake District National Park
  • Main site of Lancaster University is located at Bailrigg, about three miles from the city centre
  • Set in 250 acres of landscaped parkland
  • Views from the campus extend north to the Lakeland fells and west across Morecambe Bay

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Fine ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Non-native English speaking students matched to this university will need to apply to Lancaster with their TOFEL or IELTS certificate

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
  • Students must have a cumulative average of 70% or above to attend this partnership

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Early October to Mid December (Michaelmas Term)
  • Semester 2: Mid January to Late June (Lent & Summer semester)

Timing

  • If you choose to attend Lancaster for only the Michaelmas Term, you will only be able to earn a maximum of 12 UBC credits, and will be assessed tuition at UBC for 12 credits
  • If you want to earn more than 12 credits for a Term 1 exchange, it is recommended that you attend Lancaster for the Full Year
  • It is not possible to attend only the Lent term (January to April) or only the Summer term (April to June)
  • Students attending in term 2 must attend both the Lent and Summer terms (January to June)
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 1 Lancaster Credit = 1 UBC credit OR
  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
  • Lancaster also uses the European Credit Transfer System
     

Passing grade

35=D

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • 100-level are appropriate for those who have not studied the subject at university level and also for students with only limited background in the field
  • 200 and 300-level courses at Lancaster will almost always be equivalent to upper division courses at a North American university
  • There is no pre-registration for courses at Lancaster and courses cannot be guaranteed in advance (please see the timetable and note that some seminars and tutorials are not included)
  • Most formal teaching takes place during the Michaelmas (October-December) and Lent (January-March) terms, but 100-level courses continue until halfway through the Summer (April-June) term
  • Some 200-level science and math courses are taught in the Summer term
  • As is usual in British universities, many Lancaster courses are taught continuously across two or three terms, designated full year (FY) in the course listings  - however, many courses can be taken for Michaelmas or Lent/Summer only and therefore cover only part of the course material, for proportionally fewer credits
  • There is little formal teaching in the Summer term as you will be completing your assignments and preparing for your exams - examinations are mainly held in May and June

Full course load information

  • Full year 120 UK – CATS, 60 ECTS 
  • Michaelmas 48 UK – CATS, 24 ECTS
  • Lent/Summer 60 UK – CATS, 32 ECTS

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ENGL 2nd
Title: English 208: Literature and Film
Partner course code: ENGL 208
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-13
UBC course: ENGL 472 (3)
Title: American Literature to 1900
Partner course code: ENGL 204
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: FIST 2nd
Title: Silent Cinema
Partner course code: LICA 355
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-09
UBC course: FREN 348
Title: Love, religion and society in the 18th century French novel
Partner course code: DELC 346
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-21
UBC course: GERM 302
Title: Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation
Partner course code: DELC 352
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-19
UBC course: PHIL 2nd
Title: Politics, Philosophy and Religion 201: History of Philosophy
Partner course code: PPR 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-12
UBC course: PHIL 364
Title: Themes in the Philosophy of the Sciences: Darwinism and Philosophy
Partner course code: PPR 304
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: European Union Politics
Partner course code: PPR 224
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: PSYC 201: Cognitive Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-19
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Gender, Sexuality and Society
Partner course code: SOCL 208
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-14
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Project Event Management
Partner course code: MSCI 105
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-11
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Digital Markting
Partner course code: MKTG 233
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Project Management Tools & Techniques
Partner course code: MSCI 251
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-20
Science
UBC course: BIOC 3rd
Title: Protein Biochemistry
Partner course code: BIOL 115
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-18
UBC course: BIOL 1st
Title: Biomedical Science in Practice
Partner course code: BIOL 133
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-29
UBC course: BIOL 362
Title: Cell Signalling 1
Partner course code: BIOL 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-14
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Environmental Pathogens
Partner course code: BIOL 334
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-20
UBC course: BIOL 455
Title: Neurobiology
Partner course code: BIOL 332
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-01-14
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Data Mining
Partner course code: SCC 403
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-10-20

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: CRWR 380
Title: Advanced Short Story: Form and Practice
Partner course code: CREW 308
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: CRWR 382
Title: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Partner course code: CREW 303
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: CRWR 3rd
Title: Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
Partner course code: CREW 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-15
UBC course: CRWR 474
Title: Narrative and New Media
Partner course code: CREW 307
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: ECON 356
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomics I
Partner course code: ECON 222b
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Shakespeare
Partner course code: ENGL 306
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-22
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Modernism towards Postmodernism
Partner course code: ENGL 309
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-22
UBC course: FREN 122
Title: French Language: Written Skills (post-Beginners/CEFR: B1)
Partner course code: FREN 201i
Language of instruction: French
Evaluated date: 2019-02-04
UBC course: HIST 397
Title: Gandhi and the End of Empire in India, 1885-1948
Partner course code: HIST 279
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: From Bede to Becket: The Cult of Saints in Earlier Medieval England, c. 600-1200
Partner course code: HIST 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Partisans and Collaborators: World War II in Occupied Europe
Partner course code: HIST 210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: After Vietnam: Remembering, Representing, and Refighting the 'Bad War'
Partner course code: HIST 257
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Restless Nation: Germany in the 20th Century
Partner course code: HIST 286
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Crusades II: Conquest, Colonisation and Religious Enthusiasm, 1187 - 1330
Partner course code: HIST 293
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-24
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Nature and culture 1500-1700: Themes from the Renaissance
Partner course code: HIST 294
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: HIST 412B
Title: The United States and the Vietnam War
Partner course code: HIST 256
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-24
UBC course: HIST 472
Title: The Making and Unmaking of Heroes in German History
Partner course code: HIST 268
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-24
UBC course: POLI 433
Title: Britain in the World
Partner course code: PPR 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-21
UBC course: PSYO 252
Title: PSYC: Social Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 203
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-22
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psycholinguistics
Partner course code: LING 316
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-18
UBC course: SOCI 1st
Title: Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
Partner course code: CRIM 102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-13
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Hate Crime. A Global Perspective
Partner course code: CRIM 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Violence and Society
Partner course code: SOCL 327
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Criminal Careers
Partner course code: CRIM 340
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTH 301
Title: Critical Reflections
Partner course code: LICA 200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-15
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Documentary Film & Art
Partner course code: LICA 253
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-30
UBC course: CCS 3rd
Title: Arts Health and Wellbeing
Partner course code: LICA 311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-15
UBC course: CCS 3rd
Title: Arts, Health and Wellbeing
Partner course code: LICA 311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-12
UBC course: GERM 100/110/1s
Title: Part 1 German Studies
Partner course code: GERM 100
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-03-26
UBC course: VISA 3rd
Title: Studio Practice
Partner course code: LICA 230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-04
UBC course: VISA 3rd
Title: Studio Practice
Partner course code: LICA 231
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-30
UBC course: VISA 460
Title: Creative Enterprise
Partner course code: LICA 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-04
UBC course: VISA 4th
Title: Remaining Credits
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date:
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Exchange and Study Abroad students are guaranteed a room on campus as long as they apply by the deadline
  • Applications are made online from June (for October starters) and late November (for January starters)

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO