Fees and funding

The University's postgraduate pages contain up-to-date information about current fee levels: Research Fees.  The relevant fee scale is listed as Educational Research (Independent study).

To help finance your postgraduate study at Lancaster, you can apply for funding from charities and other funders: further details are available on the Fees & Funding webpage.


Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships

Applications for research study are invited by the Department of Educational Research for ESRC Doctoral Training Awards, funded through the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership  (NWSSDTP).  The competition for October 2020 is not yet open.

These awards are an excellent opportunity for prospective PhD candidates to gain the funding to participate in leading education research institutions (full-time or part-time) as +3 PhD (Lancaster), 1+3 PhD (Manchester and Lancaster). Candidates must have submitted an admissions application to the Department in advance of their NWSSDTC application. The award covers the tuition fee, a maintenance grant, and a training support grant. Applications are invited in any of the main areas of research in the Department.

Click here for Further Details on how to apply.

Completed NWSSDTP applications, transcripts and references to, fass-pg@lancaster.ac.uk, 2019 entry now closed.  Entry date each year is early February.