How to apply

To apply for any of the School's Masters or PhD programmes, you need to use the University's online application system. Applications can be made at any point of the year. However, competition is intense, so please apply early. 

Our online system is easy to use, and lets you do everything you need: from completing the form, uploading supporting documents (such as degree certificates, transcripts, language test results) and tracking the progress of your application. The process is the same, whether you are an UK/EU student or an international student.

What will be needed?

The supporting documentation screen will list the documents you will need for whichever programme you are applying for. If you do not have all the documentation available when you make your application, you should indicate when you will be apply to supply this.

Remember to include contact details for your two referees. At least one of these should be able to comment on your academic suitability for the programme. For programmes which require work experience, such as the Lancaster MBA, one of your referees should normally be your line manager.

We can then contact your referees, or they can send references directly to us.

Once you have applied

We review your application to determine your suitability and organise an interview if required.

Once we have reached our decision, we notify you by email of the outcome. Sometimes an offer may contain certain conditions – for example, that you achieve a certain grade in upcoming exams or a particular score in English language or GMAT tests.

If we offer you a place, you can log on to the online system to view your offer and reply. You have four weeks in which to accept the offer, and to pay your deposit to guarantee your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees on registration.

You will receive various packs of information before you start your studies. This will include information on accommodation and a welcome pack (sent in August), with details of induction programmes, travel and other pre-arrival information.