If you are a post-graduate student interested in applying to study with us, whether it is for a short-term visit or for the full academic year, we recommend that you initially get in touch with us at cemore@lancaster.ac.uk. We can then see how we can best accommodate you during your stay and will assist you through the application process which is controlled by the PG Admissions Team at Lancaster University.   If you are an undergraduate student wishing to study at Lancaster University, then please visit the university’s Undergraduate page. 

Please visit Lancaster’s Postgraduate Study Application Guide to see how the application process works and to find out more information.

In normal circumstances, the PG Admissions team will invite you to use the My Applications website where you will be advised which documentation you need to upload or send to the PG Admissions team. They can automatically contact your referees once you have submitted your application, if you ask them to.

The supporting documentation screen will provide you with a list of required documents. These will usually include:

  • Degree certificates and transcripts of previous higher education (college/university) degrees or other courses that you have completed/for which you are currently studying. Note that, for transcripts in languages other than English, a certified English translation will be required
  • Personal Statement
  • Research proposal (for research degrees)
  • References
  • For those for whom English is not their first language, copies of English language test results

The PG Admissions team can help you with tuition fees, invoices, setting up your Lancaster e-mail and library account and any other questions concerning the application process.

Other application methods

If you are unable to use the My Applications website to apply, then you may submit a paper application form instead – to do this, please contact the Social Sciences Faculty Admissions Office at:

Email: fass-pg-admissions@lancaster.ac.uk


What next?

Once you’ve successfully applied and have accepted a Postgraduate position at Lancaster University, we can help you to find accommodation and give advice on living in Lancaster and settling in. Message us at cemore@lancaster.ac.uk or read our advice on finding accommodation and more about life in Lancaster. 

Visit our advice section here>>

There is also a guide on how to pay tuition fees: Payment Guidelines Leaflet 2017-2018 which may be useful in the first instance whilst you wait for further information from the admissions team. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to message us at cemore@lancaster.ac.uk and we will see how we can help.