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Applying for a Masters programme is a simple process and we accept applicants throughout the year. Discover our fees and range of scholarships and funding opportunities to help you finance your postgraduate studies.
Fees and Scholarships
We are looking for applicants with a proven academic record who need further skills to achieve their career goals. You will need to demonstrate both academic ability and motivation to secure a place for postgraduate study at Lancaster. For entry requirements, please refer to the course pages.
Applying for a Masters degree is fast and easy. Before you start your application, please have your documents ready to upload (ideally as PDF files). There are no application fees, and the system will highlight which documents you need to provide.
To start your application you will need:
As a condition of your offer, we will ask you for additional documents, such as those below. You can simply upload these into the online application system once you have them.
All applications for UK, EU and International applicants must be completed using our online application system. When you apply, you will need to:
It's best to apply early as competition for places is intense and if you meet the criteria for scholarships they are often allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Once you have submitted your application, we will review it to determine your suitability. You may be asked to attend an interview before an offer is made.
You will receive an email informing you of our decision, and if you are offered a place you can log on to the online application system to view your offer and reply. If you have already fulfilled all requirements for entry to the course you will be given an unconditional offer. Otherwise, you may be given an offer that is conditional upon upcoming exam or English language results, or receipt of further evidence. If you receive an offer, you will be required to pay a deposit in order to secure your place on the course. If you fail to meet the conditions of your offer, this deposit will be refunded provided that you have made a reasonable attempt to meet any conditions.
Once you have received an offer, you will usually have four weeks to accept the offer in the online application system and pay your deposit to guarantee your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees.
Once you have met the terms of your offer and secured your place with a deposit, you will be ready to start your programme. Before you start, we will send you all the details you will need on accommodation, travel, induction programmes and other pre-arrival information.
Discover further information on visiting us, and contact our Postgraduate admissions team if you have any queries.
The tuition fees below are for 2018 entry, and include registration, tuition, exam costs and graduation. Fees are payable on registration at the start of the programme but it's also possible to spread your fee payments over two instalments in October and January. To help you fund your studies, our range of scholarships and funding opportunities are also available.
The below full-time Masters programmes last for 12 months unless otherwise stated. The tuition fees listed are for October 2018 entry.
Our part-time Masters programmes last for 24 months unless otherwise stated, and the fees below are for 2018/19 entry for the entire programme (not per year).
(plus $9000 for the MSc)
We offer a range of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may also be asked to act as a student ambassador or representative for the programme.
LUMS Programme Scholarships
In recognition of the outstanding talent of many students, we offer a range of prestigious scholarships designed to attract and reward the best students. We know that undertaking postgraduate study can be a large financial commitment, so we are making significant funding awards, totalling around £1.9m, available to UK, EU and international students who have been offered places on our postgraduate Masters programmes.
The awards are made by each individual programme, and are allocated on a rolling basis, so it is advisable to make your application as early in the year as possible to maximise your chances of receiving an award.
LUMS Masters Scholarships for International Students
Alumni Loyalty Scholarships
The Alumni Scholarship scheme is available to all Lancaster University graduates who meet our eligibility criteria. We offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved.
To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:
The Scholarship is open to all Lancaster Alumni, regardless of nationality or year of graduation.
20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders
Students who are already enrolled on our Finance MSc and Accounting and Financial Management MSc programmes can apply for a small number of scholarships that cover the cost of registration for the CFA Level I examination in June. These scholarships are designed to help students gain this qualification.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
The UK Government provides a postgraduate loan scheme for students undertaking Masters courses.
Non means-tested loans of up to £10,609 are made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses*
For more information, go to the main Lancaster University page or visit the Gov.uk website.
Prodigy Finance is revolutionising student finance. Our innovative model offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including Lancaster University Management School. While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future. We assess applicants’ future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Our model is borderless, allowing us to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students.
Accepted students into the full-time MBA programme , the MSc Advanced Marketing Management, or the MSc Marketing are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy.
Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.
Why choose Prodigy?
Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD
*All of the Management School Masters programmes qualify for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme, except the Management (2 Year European Triple Degree) and the International Masters Programme for Managers (IMPM).