Further study - Masters and PhDs

For some career choices further study may be essential. Or it may simply give you an advantage in a competitive job market.

Funding postgraduate study at Lancaster

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, check what help is available from Lancaster University first.

Postgraduate study may give you an advantage in the competitive graduate labour market.

A range of attractive scholarships and bursaries are available from the university.

Information on postgraduate funding

TARGETcourses – search for sources of funding by selecting subject and/or university.

Prospects – funding further study.

ASPIRE – school based teacher training (originally the Teaching Agency).

NHS Bursaries - may be available for courses of study in social work and health related careers.


The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is a new web resource for current and prospective postgraduate students (any subject, any nationality) who are looking to fund PhD, Masters, and PGCE study in the UK through grants from charities, trusts, and foundations!

For automatic campus logon, please visit http://www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway then click blue box option 2 'Login automatically from campus right now!'. You should connect to the database as a Guest.

For automatic off-campus access please visit http://www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway then click green box option 1, and please enter your lancaster.ac.uk (or lancs.ac.uk - I have put in both)  email address and click 'Go!'. 


e-zines from Prospects

Postgraduate Study – the latest news on courses.

Postgraduate Directory - comprehensive information on study options.

Funding Guide - 2014/15.

Course searches

Lancaster University – course options at Lancaster.

UCAS – applications for degree programmes.

Postgraduate Database – find a postgraduate course.

FindAPostDoc - Postdoctoral jobs worldwide.

FindAPhD.com – Europe’s largest PhD studentships website.

FindAMasters.com – taught and research Master’s Degrees.

Vitae - helps you to decide on whether to do a PhD.

Study abroad

TARGET Postgrad - qualifications, fees, scholarships and visa information.

The Fulbright Commission – information on study options in the USA.

Education USA – provides a comprehensive overview.

Study in Europe – a guide for international students.

Study in USA – choosing undergraduate and graduate courses.

Prospects – information on studying abroad including country profiles.

Erasmus grant information booklet for students undertaking an Erasmus placement.

Funding undergraduate study

The Scholarship Hub – help in managing your student finances.

Scholarships and Bursaries – financial support for UK students at Lancaster University.