How to apply

Applications for our Masters or PhD programmes can be made at any point in the year. However, competition is intense, so please apply early. 

To apply, you need to use the University's online application system, where you can complete the form, upload supporting documents and track the progress of your application. The process is the same whether you are an UK/EU student or an international student.

Please note that you do not need to pay an application fee.

What will I need?

The system will tell you which documents you need to supply for the programme you are applying for. These might include:

  • degree certificates
  • transcripts
  • language test results

If you do not yet have all the documentation, you should indicate when you will be able to supply it.

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

Once you have applied

  • Your application will be reviewed to determine your suitability. You may be asked to attend an interview.
  • You will receive an email informing you of our decision. If you are offered a place, you can log on to the system to view your offer and reply.
  • 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.
  • You have four weeks to accept the offer and pay your deposit to guarantee a place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees.

Prior to starting your programme, you will receive information on accommodation, travel, induction programmes and other pre-arrival information.