Faculty Scholarships:

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to offer a number of Faculty Scholarships to outstanding UK, EU and Overseas applicants wishing to study for a Masters degree, a Masters Degree followed by a PhD (“1+3”), or for a PhD degree within the Faculty.

If you are considering a PhD within LICA we are particularly looking for candidates who will pursue a research with us in any of the following topics:

Art, Contemporary Art

  • Sensory Arts; Art & Mobilities;
  • Drawing in the Expanded Field;
  • Aesthetic Education and the Value of the Arts


  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • The Nature of Design;
  • and Technology and Society


  • Cinema and politics
  • Film theory
  • Asian cinema
  • Hollywood cinema and American culture
  • British cinema
  • Film and media cultures


  • Performance and the Digital
  • Performance as Collaborative Process
  • Text and Theatricality
  • Dance, Performance and the Gallery
  • Theatres of Equality/Diversity


If we award you a place to study with us you may be eligible for our faculty scholarships. We nominate a number of our best prospective students for the annual allocation of faculty scholarships. The criteria for selection includes:

  • Quality of proposal
  • Quality of application
  • Good fit with our research agenda

Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the Faculty Scholarship Funding Application Form‌ and send it to LICA Postgraduate coordinator by Friday 2nd March 2018.  All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts before applying for a scholarship, and be due to commence their studies during the 2018-19 academic year.

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

Deadline: 5:00pm on Friday 2nd March 2018

Application Process

You cannot be considered for a scholarship unless you also have been offered a place on the course, so you must submit an online application form in plenty of time. To apply for a course, please follow directions on the How to Apply page. We suggest you submit your application to study with us by 19th January 2018 if you wish to be considered for any University funding, so that we can process your application in time for the funding deadline.

To apply for funding you must complete the Funding Application Form‌ and email it to Katharine Bennett, LICA Postgraduate coordinator, no later than 2nd March 2018:

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility: All full-time and part-time students with an offer of a place of study

Applications for Postgraduate Scholarships can be made in all departments and their disciplines.

For more information and terms and conditions please visit the faculty funding pages.


If you have any questions regarding this funding please contact Katharine Bennett, LICA Postgraduate coordinator.