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Courses in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty offers an extensive range of degree programmes

  • Undergraduate

    A wide range of courses with options for study abroad and placement years.

  • Master's

    Taught and research programmes to support your career development.

  • PhD

    Join our vibrant, supportive academic community for your doctoral studies.

Short postgraduate courses

Our short courses enable you to study at postgraduate level without doing a full Master’s degree. Options include specialist modules and more substantial Postgraduate Certificates (PGCerts). Some are available part-time and some via online learning. All are at the same level as Master’s study, they include a form of assessment, and offer a transcript of credit or a Certificate from Lancaster University.

Short courses

Lancaster University Confucius Institute

‌The Institute offers credit-bearing Mandarin language and culture classes to Lancaster University students. It also provides language and culture courses to local schools, communities and businesses.

Confucius Institute
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Free Online Courses

Alongside other Faculties at the university, we run free online courses in partnership with FutureLearn. These are sometimes referred to as "MOOCs" - or Massive Open Online Courses. You can register online to join any of the courses we run - you just need access to a computer, tablet or mobile phone to learn with us.

Free Courses