Fees and Funding

It is important to understand and explore the financial commitment associated with postgraduate level study, the two main types of expenditure will include: tuition fees and living costs.

Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees

Our Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees are displayed on individual programme pages that can be found via the Course List or Course Search.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charge a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University’s Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.


What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on the central pages of our website.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government's postgraduate loan scheme offers non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 per year to students commencing taught and research Master’s courses.

Your may also find the following links useful:

DirectGov : for information about funding from Student Finance England for UK and EU undergraduates and PGCE students. Also has links to information about funding for other groups such as postgraduate and part-time students.