Visiting Scholars

Lancaster University Law School runs programmes for both visiting scholars and students looking to carry out research at Lancaster University.

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  • Visiting Students Information

     

     

     

    Lancaster University Law School is keen to establish links with postgraduate research students through our Visiting Students programme.

    Why come to Lancaster as a visiting student?

    Here are 5 great reasons why we think Lancaster is one of the very best places to live, learn and experience the UK.

    1. Ranking

      Lancaster is one of the UK’s top 10 universities, according to the Complete University Guide and the Guardian.

    2. Location

      Lancaster University is close to the city centre yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. Excellent road and rail links give you easy access to the beautiful Lake District National Park and the cosmopolitan cities of Manchester, London and Edinburgh.

    3. Safe Campus and City

      Lancaster is a student friendly city and one of the safest cities in the UK.

    4. Student Experience

      Lancaster’s residential colleges are more than just a place to live; they are often the focus of your social life and provide a strong sense of community. There are endless activities to get involved in on campus. University accommodation is guaranteed to non-EU study abroad and exchange students.

    5. Choice of Courses

      We offer a wide range of courses, which complement your home degree and offer you a challenging and rewarding learning experience. Credits can be transferred to your home university.

    Visiting students will normally be enrolled as a research student at another institution, and will be visiting Lancaster to carry out their own research, to engage with other postgraduate students through attendance on postgraduate courses, or to receive supervision from staff at Lancaster University.

    Students normally visit us for up to 12 months to engage in research related study.

    We encourage visiting students to participate as much as possible in the life of the Law School and the University by engaging in discussion with staff and research students and presenting their research at departmental seminars.

    The Law School will seek to support you in the following ways:

    • Register you on a non-credit basis for postgraduate taught modules, and research training modules. Further information is available on our postgraduate pages.
    • Provide supervision for your research project from a member of staff within the Law School. Further information regarding supervisor research areas is available via our Find a Supervisor pages.
    • Provide information to help you locate temporary accommodation
    • Further information is available at the Lancaster University student accommodation website.
    • Access to student welfare and support facilities within the University.

    Please note that a postgraduate fee is charged pro-rata to visiting students to cover the costs associated with their visit. Different fees are charged to Home/EU students and non-EU students. Details of current fees are available on the University’s Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages. You will remain enrolled as a student at your home institution, and will not be registered for a degree at Lancaster University.

    Application process

    An application to join us as a visiting student can be made at any time of the year, however you may be required to wait until the start of an academic term or year before you can commence your visit. View the term start and end dates. Informal enquiries should be made to Ms Sarah Moorhouse.

  • Visiting Scholars Information

     

     

    Lancaster University Law School is keen to establish links with both early-career and experienced scholars through our Visiting Scholars programme.

    Visiting scholars will normally be a member of staff at another institution, and will be visiting Lancaster to carry out their own research, to teach, or to co-operate with colleagues at Lancaster on joint projects.

    We encourage visiting scholars to participate as much as possible in the life of the Law School and the University by engaging in discussion with other colleagues, teaching, and presenting their research at departmental seminars.

    The Law School will seek to support you in the following ways:

    For further information please contact Sarah Moorhouse.

    Read details of Lancaster University’s policy on visiting and honorary staff

    Please note that a bench fee is charged to visiting scholars to cover the costs to the Law School associated with your visit.

    Application process

    An application to join us as a visiting scholar can be made at any time of the year. Informal enquiries should be made to Sarah Moorhouse. View details of term start and end dates.

    Your application should include the following:

    Information about you:

    • Name, address, telephone, and your institutional email address
    • Current post, with details of your employment, education, and publications history
    • Date of birth
    • Citizenship, and place of birth
    • Links to colleagues, if any, at Lancaster University Law School, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, or at Lancaster University.
    • Where you are not a native English speaker, an indication of your English language proficiency

    Information about your proposed research visit

    • An outline of the work to be carried out including, purpose, methodology, possible publications or other research outcomes, funding sources and any ethical considerations
    • Proposed start and end dates for your visit
    • Facilities you are likely to require

    Letter of reference and supporting documentation

    • We require a letter of reference from your current Head of Department or employer. This should either be attached to your application, or posted to the Law School at the following address

      FAO: Ms Sarah Moorhouse.
      Visiting Scholars Programme
      Bowland North
      The Law School
      Lancaster University
      Lancaster
      LA1 4YN