Open Days

We offer a variety of ways for you to get a taste of life as a Masters student at the Graduate School - including open days, virtual open days and private visits.

We hold regular events for all of our potential Masters students and they invariably prove to be an invaluable experience.

Masters Open Days

There is no better way to figure out if the Graduate School is the place for you than to pay us a visit. That way you can meet our academics, talk to current Masters students, find out about potential funding opportunities, visit some of our facilities, tour the campus, see our postgraduate accommodation, and enjoy demonstrations to get a flavour of the type of research we conduct.

Our upcoming Open Days will take place on:

  • Saturday 8th April 2017
  • Saturday 15th July 2017


11.45am Arrival at Lancaster Environment Centre
Tea and coffee will be provided upon arrival
12.00pm Welcome Talk
Ian Hartley, Associate Director (PGT)
12.30pm Complimentary Lunch
Please also take the opportunity to chat informally with our Directors of Study, the Postgraduate Teaching Office, Enterprise and Business Partnerships team and our current Masters students.
1.30pm Tour of Lancaster Environment Centre
Including short demonstrations highlighting our research and facilities.
2.30pm Refreshments
3.00pm Tour of Campus
Lead by current Masters students and includes our on-campus accommodation and key facilities such as the Learning Zone and Library.
4.00pm End of day

Open Day Travel Bursary

If you are a Masters applicant and you are not currently studying at Lancaster, we can offer you an open day travel bursary. This covers the cost of public transport from your point of origin to Lancaster University, up to a maximum of £50. For more information, please email the Graduate School Office.

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Virtual Open Days

If you are interested in studying one of our Masters programmes but you are not able to visit the Graduate School, we also offer a series of virtual open days. These events take place online, on a dedicated website where you can ‘chat’ to Programme Directors, the Graduate School team and current students. In order to take part, all you need is a computer which is connected to the internet and a web browser. These events will take place at regular intervals throughout the year. To take part, please complete this form and further information will be sent to you.

Our upcoming Virtual Open Days will take place on:

  • Friday 17th March 2017, 11.00am (GMT)

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Private Visits

If you are interested in studying for a Masters by Research degree, you may prefer to arrange a private visit, so that you can discuss your research plans in greater detail. To do this, please email the Graduate School Office.

Postgraduate Open Days

You can also choose to attend one of Lancaster University’s general Postgraduate Open Days and events. Bookings will be open soon so please check back regularly to find out more information and to book your place.

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