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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

3,992 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 64%
  • Part Time 36%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 34%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 45 555 600
Education 215 350 565
Mathematics 100 215 315
Accounting & Finance 15 255 270
Geography & Environmental Science 130 135 265
Psychology 120 50 165
Linguistics 110 35 150
Social Policy 135 5 135
English 30 100 130
Computer Science 65 70 130
Marketing 20 105 125
Politics 30 85 115
Other 50 45 95
Biological Sciences 25 60 85
Law 30 50 85
General Engineering 70 10 85
Sociology 30 55 85
Social Work 0 80 80
Physics & Astronomy 80 0 80
Creative Writing 25 45 70
Art & Design 45 20 65
Economics 30 25 55
Medicine 20 35 55
History 20 30 50
Mechanical Engineering 0 35 35
Theology & Religious Studies 15 20 35
Chemistry 30 0 30
Philosophy 5 10 15
Librarianship & Information Management 10 0 10
Communication & Media Studies 5 0 5
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 0 5
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

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.