If you are a PhD 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, advise you as to what times would be best for us and pass you on to the PG Admissions Team at Lancaster University, who control the application processes.

(If you are an undergraduate student wishing to study at Lancaster University, then please visit the university’s Undergraduate page)


After your initial contact with CeMoRe, FASS PG Admissions will require you to send the following supporting documentation. Please send these to fass-pg-admissions@lancaster.ac.uk and CC cemore@lancaster.ac.uk:

  • 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. OR Written confirmation from whoever will be your supervisor at Lancaster University that your language level is proficient enough to study with us.


The PG Admissions team can help you with:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Tuition Invoices
  • Invitation letters from the Department of Sociology
  • Setting up your Lancaster e-mail and Library account
  • Any other questions concerning the application process

The CeMoRe Administrator can help you with:

  • Finding Accommodation
  • Providing your Cemore invitation letter and confirmation of your visit
  • Providing you with office space within Cemore
  • Introducing you to Cemore Associates
  • Subscribing you to the Cemore and GMN Mailing lists
  • Creating your Cemore website account and profile
  • Helping you plan, promote and host any potential events you would like to organise