Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships

A number of Faculty Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships are available for students wishing to study for a Masters degree, a Masters Degree followed by a PhD (“1+3”), or for a PhD degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Applications for bursaries can be made in the following disciplines in postgraduate study:

Art | Creative Writing | Criminology | Design | English Language | English Literature | Environment, Culture & Society | Languages & Cultures | Film | Gender & Women’s Studies | History | Law | Linguistics | Media & Cultural Studies | Music | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Anthropology | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies

The shortlisting of awards is administered by individual departments.  Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards should contact their prospective department for details of the application process.  All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in any department in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2017-18 academic year. 

A variety of scholarships will be awarded up to the level of a fees bursary plus £15,000 maintenance.

Please read the relevant terms & conditions before applying:

Faculty MA scholarships 2017 terms and conditions

Faculty 1+3 scholarships 2017 terms and conditions

Faculty Research scholarships 2017 terms and conditions

Eligibility: All full-time and part-time students with an offer of a place of study
Deadline: See below

For details of the application procedures in each of our departments see the relevant PG funding page (where you will also find information about any departmental awards):

Department Deadline
English & Creative Writing 3 March 2017
History 3 March 2017
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) - Masters; PhD 3 March 2017
Languages & Cultures 3 March 2017
Law School 10 February 2017
Linguistics & English Language - Masters; PhD 3 March 2017
Politics, Philosophy & Religion (PPR) 3 March 2017
Sociology - Masters; PhD 3 March 2017