Fees and Funding

There are many types of postgraduate funding available within the faculty and university. Please visit the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences postgraduate funding page for more information.

The Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University is offering a range of funding opportunities for students wishing to pursue an MA or PhD. 

Faculty Scholarships

Number of bursaries: A variety of scholarships will be awarded up to the level of a fees bursary plus £15,000 maintenance.
Eligibility: Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants 
Deadline: 2 March 2018 (5pm GMT)

Faculty Scholarship Application Form (Word)

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

A variety of scholarships will be awarded ranging from fee bursaries, to fee bursaries plus maintenance grants up to the value of £15,000.

Please see the faculty website for the relevant terms & conditions before applying: Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to helen.crowther@lancaster.ac.uk

Award criteria

The scholarships will be awarded by the faculty on a competitive basis. Candidates for a scholarship will be ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic ability (as evidenced by academic record and references)
  2. Suitability for the programme applied for
  3. Commitment to scholarship in the relevant field(s)
  4. Potential for contribution to scholarship and society more generally

 

Alumni Loyalty Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved.

The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University (achieved at any time) or
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University, achieved at any time, including one delivered through an associated institution, or
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions with a Lancaster University degree (LU Ghana; Sunway University Malaysia) or
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship, you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements

 

AHRC (NWCDTP) studentships (Masters + doctoral studentships (1+3)

Deadline: 9 February 2018 (5pm GMT)
Eligibility: UK/EU & overseas

1+3 Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance (UK & EU if resident in the UK for at least 3 years) or fees only (EU/Overseas) for 1+3 years.

The Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University is part of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The NWCDTP brings together the Universities of Manchester, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan, the Royal Northern College of Music and Salford, awarding around 200 PhD studentships over a 5 year period and extensive research training.  Guidelines as to how to apply for studentships are available on the faculty website: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships

Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk.

Important: You need to have applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes by the deadline.

 

ESRC (NWSSDTP) Studentship (Masters + doctoral studentships (1+3))

Deadline: 5 February 2018 (5pm GMT)
Eligibility: UK/EU only

1+3 Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance (UK & EU if resident in the UK for at least 3 years) or fees only (EU) for 1+3 years.

The Department of Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University is part of the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The NWCDTP brings together the Universities of Manchester, Keele, Lancaster,  and Liverpool, awarding around 41 PhD studentships over a 6 year period and extensive research training. 

Guidelines as to how to apply, FAQs and application forms can be found on the Faculty Website: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships.
Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk

Important: You need to have applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes by the deadline. 

 

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government has a postgraduate loan scheme for students undertaking Master’s-level courses, and will introduce loans for PhD students in 2018. More details on this will follow.

Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 are available to taught and research Master's students. For PhD-level students, a maximum of £25,000 will be available.

  • Postgraduate loans are available to UK Nationals (ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands), EU, EEA or Swiss nationals ordinarily resident in the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
  • Applicants are not eligible for PGL if they have outstanding student loan arrears or have previously been found to be ‘unfit’ for student support.

For further information please see http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/postgraduate-loans/

 

International students

Additional funding opportunities are available for international students through the British Council; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Department for International Development; and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

 

Further information

Please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Allyson Fiddler, a.fiddler@lancaster.ac.uk,  for more information about the awards and the supervision the department can offer.