Taught Postgraduate Funding


We currently offer a Faculty of Science and Technology Scholarship of £4,000 for the MSc Statistics.

The scholarship is awarded as a fee reduction and is allocated on the academic excellence of the applicant or high potential of the applicant.

For further information about making an application please email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Alumni Loyality Scholarship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees for all taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate or postgraduate award achieved.

The value of the scholarship is as follows:

If you hold an Undergraduate degree from Lancaster University

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

If you already hold a Postgraduate degree from Lancaster University
For students who intend taking a second taught masters programme at Lancaster University

  • 20% fee reduction for Master's with Distinction degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for Master's with Merit degree holders

Please note that the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship will be based on the most recent programme of study undertaken at Lancaster University.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:

  • Hold an undergraduate or master's degree from Lancaster University (achieved at any time)
  • Hold an undergraduate or master’s degree from Lancaster University, achieved at any time, including one delivered through an associated institution
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions with a Lancaster University degree (LU Ghana, Sunway University Malaysia or LU College – BJTU Weihai China)
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

Some Masters by Research programmes may be eligible, contact us to check. The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government postgraduate loan scheme offers non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,609 to taught and research Masters students.

Full details of the eligibility criteria and information regarding the application process is available on the University's postgraduate loans page.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Funding

The ESRC funds the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, which awards studentships for certain 1+3 (MSc followed by PhD) programmes. Lancaster students on the Social pathway of the MSc in Data Science will be eligible to apply for these. Interested students should contact a potential supervisor to discuss and formulate a project. For more details visit the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership pages. For additional information on PhD study in the department visit the Research Degrees page.

Other Funding Sources

Peel Trust Studentships are available for the support of prospective or current Lancaster University students. The award is based on academic merit and financial hardship and is up to an individual maximum of £2500. UK applicants may also wish to consider a Professional and Career Development Loan.

Key Contacts

Dr Deborah Costain

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Statistical Methods in Medicine, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594666