What Will You Study
We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research in any of the areas covered by our staff expertise.
You may pursue a topic based entirely within one or several languages, but we are also interested in projects which are comparative or transcultural in the scope of European and Global Studies. It is possible to receive joint supervision by Languages and Cultures and another department in the university such as English, History, Linguistics, Politics, Philosophy and Religion, or Sociology.
Master’s Degree: Master’s degree or equivalent in Languages
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in languages
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications
As part of your application you will also need to provide
A viable research proposal
English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with 6.0 in writing and no other individual element below 5.5
10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0
Longer pre-sessional programmes are available, please contact the Admissions Office for further information
Further information: For more information about the areas of research offered within the department of Languages and Cultures please visit our webpages http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/languages-and-cultures/postgraduate/study-for-a-phd/
If you submit a PhD application please include the names of any potential supervisors and any associated correspondence that you have received from them
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The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.