Funding your Masters

In order to study at postgraduate level you'll need funding to cover your tuition fees and living costs. The University and external bodies can provide assistance, as can the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

University scholarships and bursaries

Lancaster University offers postgraduates a range of scholarship, studentships and bursaries.

Faculty funding

Masters Bursaries in Biomedical and Life Sciences

The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences are pleased to offer a number of bursaries to outstanding overseas students wishing to join the Biomedicine MSc programme.

The value of each award will be £1,000 per student. Awards will be made for one year only and are conditional on satisfactory progress during the first term of study.

To be considered for an award, apply via the University electronic applications process noting in the section on 'source of funding' that you wish to be considered for the 'MSc Bursary'.

You'll need to hold an offer of a place to study on the taught Masters course by the deadline date, to commence your studies in October.

If you're successful, the award will allocated in the form of a fees reduction.

Blended Learning Masters Scholarships in the Division of Health Research

Two scholarships are available to cover the course fees for the first year of a blended learning Masters. These two-year Masters are offered by the Division of Health Research for entry in September 2018.

For successful international students scholarships will take the form of a fee waiver for the first year to the equivalent amount.

Interested applicants need to register for a Masters; the two successful candidates will be contacted in July so applications need to have been accepted by then.

Postgraduate loans

The UK Government has introduced postgraduate loan schemes for students resident in England and commencing taught and research Master’s courses, offering non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 per year.

Non means-tested loans of up to £25,000 in total are also available to students resident in England and commencing PhD study in 2018.

Other sources of funding

Student Based Services maintain a directory of external funding sources available to postgraduate students.