Guidance on the Postgraduate Applications Process at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts.
Applications for postgraduate study at Lancaster are made directly to the university via our dedicated postgraduate admissions website. Online applications are available at MyLancaster admissions portal which provides full details of what you need to include with your application. These will usually include:
Once your application has been received by the Postgraduate Admissions Office it will be checked to ensure all required documents have been submitted and it will then be passed on to the Department for consideration. You may be contacted by the Postgraduate Admissions Office or the Department to discuss your application further.
If you are applying for MA Contemporary Arts (Practice) or MA by Research (Practice based Research) you will need to submit a portfolio with your application.
What can I submit as a portfolio? The preferred submission would be an uploaded document to your application, for example a pdf or a small music or video file. If it is not possible to upload your portfolio then we will accept the following formats:
What we will not accept as a portfolio:
Applicants are required to complete a Personal Statement (minimum 100 words) as part of the application process. Please use the following guidance on how to complete the Personal Statement in your own words:
The deadline for applications is 31 August for UK/EU applicants and 31 July for Overseas applicants. However, if you are applying for funding you will need to apply at least 6 weeks before the funding body's deadline. Please note that if the department receives very high numbers of applications then the department will have to close admissions to our Masters courses before these deadlines. If there are a low number of applications for a particular course then the department reserves the right to cancel the course and offer alternatives for any students that have been offered a place.
For more information on University run visit days please see the Postgraduate website.
LICA Postgraduate Coordinator
T: +44 (0)1524 510899
T: +44 (0)1524 510880