Fees and Funding

Current fees can be found on the Student Registry Website

Our Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees for - 2017/18 are displayed on individual programme pages.

Fees Bursaries

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.

Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the Faculty Scholarship application form and send it to pprpg@lancaster.ac.uk by   5 p.m. on Friday 2nd March 2018All applicants must already hold an offer of a place to study in any department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and should be due to commence their studies between October 2018 and January 2019. Applicants may only apply for an award for a programme on which they are not already registered.


A variety of scholarships will be awarded ranging from fee bursaries to fee bursaries plus maintenance grants.   The MA awards are fees only.

Terms of the Awards can be found on the Faculty Funding Pages.  Please read the relevant terms and conditions before applying.

FASS Scholarship Application Form 2018-19

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.

Deadline:   5 p.m. Friday 2nd March 2018

If you have any questions regarding this funding please contact the Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Sheila Constantine at pprpg@lancaster.ac.uk. 

Ninian Smart Memorial Bursary of £1,000

We are also offering a bursary of £1,000 to be used as a contribution to postgraduate fees related to full-time study on one of a number of the Department’s MA Programmes.

Applications are sought from overseas students from Asia (broadly interpreted) who have been accepted to study on one of the following programmes:

  • MA Religious Studies
  • MA Religion and Conflict
  • MA Religion and Diplomacy
  • MA Philosophy and Religion
  • MA Politics, Philosophy and Religion

Completed application forms should be submitted as an email attachment to pprpg@lancaster.ac.uk no later than 5 5 p.m. Friday 2nd March 2018. When completing the form, please indicate the MA programme on which you have been accepted and, in no more than 300 words, explain why you should be awarded the bursary.

Ninian Smart Bursary Form

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships

Information is available on the Faculty Funding Pages 

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

Information is available on the Faculty Funding webpages 

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

In November 2016 the UK Government introduced the  postgraduate loan scheme for students undertaking master’s courses.

Non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 a year will be available to taught and research Master's students. For further information please see the Postgraduate Loan Scheme page. 

International students

A number of funding opportunities are available for international students through the British Council; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Department for International Development; and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Faculty funding page 

There are a variety of funding opportunities for Masters and PhD study. The listing below shows some of these opportunities, and links to others.  

The Faculty receives studentship funding through the major research councils, including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in addition to other more specialised programmes. Lancaster University also offers its own funding.