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Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community. The university offers taught master's degrees, such as MSc, MA and MBA, across a wide range of subject fields. Through its postgraduate research programmes it aims to support and pursue research at the highest international level, offering a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment for all.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,925 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 62%
  • Part Time 38%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 33%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 60 620 680
Education 230 355 585
Mathematics 90 170 255
Geography & Environmental Science 120 130 245
Accounting & Finance 15 210 225
Psychology 110 75 185
Linguistics 120 50 170
Social Policy 160 5 160
English 35 105 140
Computer Science 55 70 120
Politics 25 85 110
Marketing 15 95 110
Biological Sciences 15 90 110
Sociology 40 50 90
General Engineering 60 25 85
Law 25 55 80
Physics & Astronomy 75 0 75
Art & Design 35 25 60
History 25 30 55
Economics 20 30 55
Creative Writing 25 25 50
Social Work 0 45 45
Theology & Religious Studies 20 20 40
Mechanical Engineering 0 30 30
Medicine 15 15 30
Chemistry 20 0 20
Philosophy 5 5 15
Librarianship & Information Management 10 5 10
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 5
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 0 5
Chemical Engineering 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,540
Mixed -
Laboratory 8,500
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Postgraduate students can choose from a huge range of accommodation options across campus, dependent on personal requirements. 
  • No matter where students chose to live they will have access to the dedicated Graduate College and all postgraduate facilities. 
  • For students preferring to live in the city of Lancaster, a university-approved list of properties can help them find the perfect living option.