Residential meetings at Lancaster University

There will be two four-day residential meetings in Part One of the programme. These meetings are compulsory and are designed to allow us to get to know each other and form a learning community, and for us to introduce you to the various modules, the virtual learning platform and associated technologies.

Year One: Four-day residential

The first four-day residential in Year One is based on the needs of the first two modules - primarily focusing on themes from your first module on Becoming an educational researcher: Researching the self and others as educational subjects.

Year Two: Four-day residential

The four-day residential meeting at Lancaster University in Year Two focuses on developing your thinking about writing your research proposal, includes appropriate reviewing of your learning from the programme to date, taking work on your third module further, and looking ahead to the final module of Part One.


The cost of these meetings is additional to the course fees and will be approximately £400.00 per residential, this is dependent on the standard of accommodation required and this costing is based on campus accommodation. Course participants also bear the cost of travel to and from Lancaster.


Cohort 17

The first year residential dates for our 2024 intake are 8th - 11th April, 2024
The second year residential dates for our 2024 intake are still to be confirmed

Cohort 16

The first year residential dates for our 2023 intake are 27th - 30th March 2023
The second year residential dates for our 2023 intake are 9th - 12th April 2024

Accommodation and travel

When you attend residentials you can stay on campus or in Lancaster or the surrounding countryside. The campus is easily accessible by road, rail and bicycle. The nearest airports are at Manchester and Liverpool.

Student visitor visas

Visa rules changed from the 1st January 2021. If you are not a UK citizen then you need to check if you need a visa to attend the residential.