Postgraduate Study

  • Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community and offers a wealth of both taught and research study options across a wide range of subject areas.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 3,735 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 61%
  • Part Time 39%

Domicile

  • UK 56%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 35%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 108 766 874
Social studies 336 252 588
Education 202 194 396
Languages 194 132 326
Physical sciences 212 96 308
Biological sciences 137 145 282
Mathematical sciences 87 150 237
Computer science 91 78 169
Creative arts & design 63 76 139
Engineering & technology 68 59 127
Law 38 64 102
Historical & philosophical studies 51 40 91
Subjects allied to medicine 35 25 60
Medicine & dentistry 14 10 24
Mass communications & documentation 7 5 12

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,500
Mixed -
Laboratory £7,390
Clinical -

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • For funding and scholarship opportunities, as well as fee information, please visit our website.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • Graduate College is a dedicated residence and community for those studying postgraduate courses.
  • All postgraduate students are a member of the college community whether they live on or off campus.
  • The college attracts students from all over the world, creating a unique opportunity to mix with and learn about other cultures.
  • It offers all postgraduate students a relaxed and quiet environment with the support and facilities they need to concentrate on their work.