MA Seminar


We offer exciting postgraduate opportunities at both MA and PhD level. The Department of Languages and Cultures are pioneers in multidisciplinary language studies.

Postgraduate Programmes

The Department of Languages and Cultures are pioneers in multidisciplinary language studies.

How to apply

To submit an application, simply create an account on the My Applications website and then select ‘Create a new application’ from your homepage once you are logged-in.

Using your account on the My Applications website, you are able to submit applications for the programme(s) which you wish to study, upload supporting documentation and provide us with information about referees.

The supporting documentation screen will provide you with a list of required documents. These will usually include:

  • 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
  • References
  • For those for whom English is not their first language, copies of English language test results (Please note that an application can be made before these results are available, and if a place is then offered this will be conditional upon providing the appropriate results)

If you are a current Lancaster student, or you have recently graduated from Lancaster, we can reduce the amount of information that you will need to provide as part of your application.

Go to the My Applications website and select the option for current students. We will submit an application for you using the information in your student record. If we need any further information we will let you know.

Please see specific MA programmes for application deadlines. If you wish to be considered for funding, are applying from overseas or require on-campus accommodation, we recommend you apply as early as possible.

For further information see the following pages

Applying for postgraduate study

Writing a research proposal

After you've applied for postgraduate study

If you have any queries during the application process, please Contact the admissions team.

Research Expertise

Staff in Languages and Cultures are committed to understanding individual and cultural phenomena in both their individual language context and their global connection. Accordingly, our research spans Europe, China, Africa, and North and South America.

Staff Research Interests

Funding opportunities

Please note that, for all awards, you must have already applied for and accepted an offer of a place on one of the relevant programmes.

For “1+3” applications (MA followed by PhD), you must apply for the PhD programme AT LEAST one month before the funding application deadline in order to allow time for your application to be processed. For example, if you are applying for ESRC funding, deadline 1st Feb 2021, you must have applied for a PhD place by 21st Feb 2021.