Home / EU PhD applicants may be eligible to apply for Research Council funding through either the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) or Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Home students may apply for a full award. EU Students who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years may apply for a fees only award.
Both research councils run annual competitions, with deadlines usually in the February of the year in which the applicant intends to commence their studies. You must already hold an offer from Lancaster in order to be eligible to apply to the Research Council. If you intend to apply for Research Council funding it is strongly recommended that you contact the Law School when applying to Lancaster; and in any event at least six weeks before the deadline for applying to the relevant Research Council. The Postgraduate Director and your prospective supervisor(s) will be able to provide valuable advice on the application process.
For more details on the ESRC competition: https://nwssdtp.ac.uk/
For more details on the AHRC competition: http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk
Law School Fully Funded PhD Projects
From time to time the Law School advertises PhD scholarships to undertake research on a specific topic. Projects will be announced here when available.
LLM Programme (All degrees)
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
A new postgraduate loan scheme has been introduced for students commencing master’s courses in the 2016/17 academic year. Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 a year will be available to taught and research Master's students. For further information please see the Postgraduate Loan Scheme page.
It may be possible to apply for ESRC Funding on a 1 +3 basis (ie funding for a Masters degree followed by a PhD). If you are interested in applying for 1 +3 funding, please contact the Law School.
University Funding Opportunities
Applicants may be eligible for a range of University funding. Please see the main Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences web pages for more information.
Alumni of Lancaster University may be eligible for an Alumni Loyalty Scholarship if they stay at or return to Lancaster to study for a postgraduate taught degree. 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.
William Charnley Prize
This prize of a £1,000 is awarded to the best 3rd year student at Lancaster University Law School, who goes on to undertake an LLM degree at Lancaster.
Andrew Coddington Award
This prize of £1,000 is awarded to the best 3rd year student graduating from Lancaster University Law School, who goes on to undertake the LLM in International Business & Corporate Law.