Applying to Study

Lancaster is a leading UK university and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We provide a rich and rewarding environment for undergraduate students to reach their full potential and strengthen their future career and further study prospects.

You can apply for all full-time courses at Lancaster through UCAS. Your school or college will be able to help you, but if you're still in need of guidance then you can contact UCAS online or via telephone on 0871 468 0468.

*Please bear in mind that applications for entry to Lancaster in Autumn 2015 should ideally be made between 1 September 2014 and 15 January 2015.* If you're applying from outside the EU, application deadlines and other procedures are more flexible, so please read the advice from UCAS carefully.

If you are interested in applying to study Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) at Lancaster University, please note that UCAS applications have an earlier deadline of 15 October 2014.


Choosing Your Course

Lancaster offers over 250 undergraduate courses across more than 50 different subject areas, including numerous 'Study Abroad' options.

Use our Course Search to find the most suitable course for you or contact us to discuss your study options in further detail.

Deferred entry to Lancaster - Gap Year Students

At Lancaster University, we recognise the value to be gained from taking a gap year, and as such, we're happy to receive applications for deferred entry. If you're thinking of enhancing your career prospects with a gap year, simply apply at the same time as you would for non-deferred entry; offers will be made at the same time as for non-deferred entry. The application form is exactly the same, and all you have to do is select the year in which you wish to commence your studies with us. You can also apply during your gap year in the same way.

Transferring to Lancaster

If you're looking to transfer to Lancaster from another university, we may be able to consider accepting you directly into the second year of your chosen degree course providing you have appropriate qualifications.

For further information, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office, who will be happy to advise. Please note that we do not normally accept students for direct entry to the third or final year of our degrees.

Studying part-time at Lancaster

For those wishing to fit their studies around existing commitments, such as a job, many of Lancaster's exciting degree courses can be studied part-time. As a part-time student, you'll attend the same lectures and classes as full-time students, but fewer of them. This means that your teaching time will be spread out across the week. If you decide to switch to full-time study for the rest of your degree, you'll be able to do so after successfully completing the equivalent of a full first year (three subjects).

Applications for part-time courses at Lancaster are handled a little differently from full-time degrees. Rather than going through UCAS, you apply directly to Lancaster. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further information.

Applying to Lancaster as a Mature Student

At Lancaster, we know that academic potential is by no means limited to those with conventional qualifications. We therefore welcome applications from those who can demonstrate academic potential in other ways. This would normally be through recent academic pursuits, such as an access course, and through work and other experience.

If you'd like more advice on applying as a mature student, our Undergraduate Admissions Office will be happy to discuss admissions requirements with you, and can offer you further guidance on the suitability of specific qualifications.