How to apply

Undergraduate study

You can apply for all our undergraduate degrees via UCAS. For further information please visit the University's study pages.

Postgraduate study

Applying for postgraduate study

To apply to any of our postgraduate programmes, please use the University’s central on-line application system.  The application web pages will provide you with further information about the application process, and what you need to include with your application.  You should also visit the University study pages for more information on postgraduate study, as well as more specific information about your chosen discipline on our department websites.

If you are unable to use the central on-line application website, please contact: for assistance.


Faculty Postgraduate Admissions Office

Location: FASS Building, C06/09
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510880

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Sarah Purcell

Tel: +44 (0)1524 510864
Location: C09, FASS Building

Monday-Wednesday all day
Sarah has day-to-day responsibility for admissions in the following programmes:

  • PhD Criminology
  • PhD Law

Deputy Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Michaela Scott

Tel: +44 (0)1524 510852
Location:  C10, FASS Building

Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons; all day Tuesday and Thursday
Michaela has day-to-day responsibility for admissions in the following departments:

  • English Literature & Creative Writing
  • Linguistics & English Language
  • MA Social Work

Assistant Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Charlotte Smith

Tel: +44 (0)1524 510866
Location: C09, FASS Building

Monday all day and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings
Charlotte has day-to-day responsibility for admissions in the following departments:

  • Educational Research
  • Languages & Cultures
  • History
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • Law - all taught Masters programmes
  • Politics, Philosophy & Religion (PPR)
  • Sociology

Faculty Postgraduate Admissions Co-ordinators

Laura Gardner-Standford - Monday to Friday all day
Cass Briggs - Monday and Tuesday mornings, and Friday all day.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 510880
Location:C09, FASS Building