How to apply

The next programme start date is 1st January, 2018 with the first residential starting on Monday 8th January 2018.

Maximum Cohort Number: 20

Initial closing date for applications: 30th November, 2017 (Applications received after this date will be considered, on a first-come-first served basis, until the Programme is full).

Candidates must be able to attend all the residentials during the length of the programme.

Entry Requirements

For admission to this version of the programme applicants should normally have:

  • a good honours degree from a British university or CNAA, and usually a taught Master's degree; or
  • qualifications of a comparable standard from a university or recognised degree awarding body in another country.

The programme does not assume any previous research training but those admitted should normally have relevant professional experience.  Applicants should normally have at least three years experience of teaching, research or administration in a university, further education college, or comparable institution.

Language proficiency

Applicants will need to have an acceptable fluency in written and spoken English.

For students whose first language is not English, an English Language Test Certificate will be required, that is, IELTS Academic with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 for reading and writing.

Further information can be found at: English Language Requirements.

To Apply

Please apply using the Online system. As this is a PhD by coursework and thesis we do not require a research proposal at this stage, but you should explain why you wish to join the programme and how you hope to benefit from it. You must also supply, or link to, an example of academic writing you have already done - for a previous qualification, a publication or a document you prepared in your professional role.

Alternatively, application forms can be obtained from:

Postgraduate Admissions
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
LANCASTER
LA1 4YL


Telephone: +44 (0)1524 510880
Fax: +44 (0)1524 510857
E-mail: fass-pg-admissions@lancaster.ac.uk