Postgraduate Fees and Funding

Please follow the links below for fee & funding information:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and Department Funding

This section will be updated with the current round of faculty funding opportunities when they become available.

University Funding

Alumni Loyalty Scholarships

Lancaster University offers reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

Lancaster University also offers a reduction in tuition fees for a second taught Master’s for eligible applicants, determined by the level of postgraduate award previously achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for holders of a Lancaster University or associated institution postgraduate degree with distinction.
  • 10% fee reduction for holders of a Lancaster University or associated institution postgraduate degree with merit.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University (achieved at any time) or
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions (LU Ghana; Sunway University Malaysia; Goenka Institution India; or COMSATS Pakistan) or
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship, you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

External Funding

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government offers non means-tested loans of up to a maximum of £10,000 a year to taught and research Master's students. For further information please see the Postgraduate Loan Scheme page.

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

Lancaster University is part of the North-West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/), which makes around 50 awards each year to support research students in the north-west. Home applicants are eligible for fees and a maintenance grant and EU applicants for fees only.

Students should have been offered a place at Lancaster prior to submitting their AHRC studentship application. Applicants are strongly advised to liaise with prospective supervisors when completing the studentship application form.

Further information about the NWCDTP and the studentships, along with the application forms and guidance notes is available via the Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships webpageand NWCDTP website. Please check that you meet the academic and residential eligibility criteria in the guidance notes before applying. Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to FASS PG Admissions.

To be eligible to apply for funding, applications to the PhD programme must be received by the university by 13 January 2020.

The deadline for funding applications to the NWCDTP is the 7th February 2020. You will need to provide detailed references including from your prospective supervisor: it is important you begin this process early.

If you intend to apply for NWCDTP funding, please contact Lindsey Moore (ELS) or Jenn Ashworth (CW) at your earliest opportunity.