How to Apply

Applying for a Masters programme is a simple process and we accept applicants throughout the year. Discover our fees and range of scholarships and funding opportunities to help you finance your postgraduate studies.

We are looking for applicants with a proven academic record who need further skills to achieve their career goals. You will need to demonstrate both academic ability and motivation to secure a place for postgraduate study at Lancaster. For entry requirements, please refer to the course pages.

Application Process

Applying for a Masters degree is fast and easy. Before you start your application, please have your documents ready to upload (ideally as PDF files). There are no application fees, and the system will highlight which documents you need to provide.

To start your application you will need:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Personal Statement

As a condition of your offer, we will ask you for additional documents, such as those below. You can simply upload these into the online application system once you have them.

  • Language test results (if your first language is not English)
  • Degree certificates
  • Referees - make sure you include their full contact details. You will need at least one referee who can comment on your academic suitability for the course. If your course requires work experience, such as the MBA, one referee should be your line manager.

Further Information

 

All applications for UK, EU and International applicants must be completed using our online application system. When you apply, you will need to:

  • Complete the form
  • Upload your supporting documents

It's best to apply early as competition for places is intense and if you meet the criteria for scholarships they are often allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Once you have submitted your application, we will review it to determine your suitability. You may be asked to attend an interview before an offer is made. 

Offer Decisions

You will receive an email informing you of our decision, and if you are offered a place you can log on to the online application system to view your offer and reply. If you have already fulfilled all requirements for entry to the course you will be given an unconditional offer. Otherwise, you may be given an offer that is conditional upon upcoming exam or English language results, or receipt of further evidence. If you receive an offer, you will be required to pay a deposit in order to secure your place on the course. If you fail to meet the conditions of your offer, this deposit will be refunded provided that you have made a reasonable attempt to meet any conditions.

Once you have received an offer, you will have four weeks to accept the offer in the online application system and pay your deposit to guarantee your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees.

Once you have met the terms of your offer and secured your place with a deposit, you will be ready to start your programme. Before you start, we will send you all the details you will need on accommodation, travel, induction programmes and other pre-arrival information. 

Discover further information on visiting us, and contact our Postgraduate admissions team if you have any queries.

Fees & Scholarships

The tuition fees below are for 2018 entry, and include registration, tuition, exam costs and graduation. Fees are payable on registration at the start of the programme but it's also possible to spread your fee payments over two instalments in October and January. To help you fund your studies, our range of scholarships and funding opportunities are also available.

Full Time Fees

The below full-time Masters programmes last for 12 months unless otherwise stated. The tuition fees listed are for October 2018 entry.

CourseQualificationUK/EUOverseas
Accounting & Financial Management  MSc £16,000 £21,500
Advanced Financial Analysis  MSc £16,000 £21,500
Advanced Marketing Management  MSc/MRes £15,000 £21,500
Business Analytics  MSc £15,000 £21.500
E-Business and Innovation  MSc/PGDip £11,500 £18,000 
Economics  MSc £11,500 £18,000
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Practice  MSc £11,500 £18,000
Finance  MSc £16,000 £21,500
Full-Time MBA  MBA £30,500 £30,500
Human Resource Management MSc  £11,500 £18,000
Human Resources and Consulting  MA £11,500 £18,000
Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (ITMOC)  MSc/MRes £11,500 £18,000
International Business and Strategy  MSc £14,000 £18,000
Logistics and Supply Chain Management  MSc £11,500 £18,000
Management  MSc £14,000 £18,000
Management (2 year) (First year at emlyon)  MSc €40,000 €40,000
Management Science MRes  £15,000 £21,500
Marketing Analytics  MSc £15,000 £21,500
Marketing  MSc £15,000 £21,500
Money, Banking and Finance  MSc £16,000 £21,500
Politics, Philosophy and Management  MSc £11,500 £18,000
Project Management  MSc £11,500 £18,000
Quantitative Finance  MSc £16,000 £21,500

Part-Time Fees

Our part-time Masters programmes last for 24 months unless otherwise stated, and the fees below are for 2018/19 entry for the entire programme (not per year).

CourseQualificationUK/EUOverseas
Executive MBA MBA  £21,000  £21,000
International Management Programme (22 months) (Leading to Lancaster award of International Executive Management MSc)

IMPM

MSc

US $45,000

(plus $9000 for the MSc)

US $45,000

(plus $9000 for the MSc)

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may also be asked to act as a student ambassador or representative for the programme.

SchemeAmountMore Info & Apply

LUMS Programme Scholarships

In recognition of the outstanding talent of many students, we offer a range of prestigious scholarships designed to attract and reward the best students. We know that undertaking postgraduate study can be a large financial commitment, so we are making significant funding awards, totalling around £1.9m, available to UK, EU and international students who have been offered places on our postgraduate Masters programmes.

The awards are made by each individual programme, and are allocated on a rolling basis, so it is advisable to make your application as early in the year as possible to maximise your chances of receiving an award.

Variable Please visit our postgraduate course pages for more details.

LUMS Masters Scholarships for International Students

Variable Please visit our dedicated Masters Scholarships for International Students page.

Alumni Loyalty Scholarships

The Alumni Scholarship scheme is available to all Lancaster University graduates who meet our eligibility criteria. We offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. 

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; or Goenka Institution India) or
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

The Scholarship is open to all Lancaster Alumni, regardless of nationality or year of graduation.

20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders

10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the programme entry requirements.

CFA scholarship

Students who are already enrolled on our Finance MSc and Accounting and Financial Management MSc programmes can apply for a small number of scholarships that cover the cost of registration for the CFA Level I examination in June. These scholarships are designed to help students gain this qualification.

CFA Level I registration costs Details on how to apply for the CFA scholarships will be automatically sent to students during the Summer Term.

Finance

SchemeDetails

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The UK Government provides a postgraduate loan scheme for students undertaking Masters courses.

Non means-tested loans of up to £10,609 are made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses*

For more information, go to the main Lancaster University page or visit the Gov.uk website.

Prodigy Finance 

Prodigy Finance is revolutionising student finance. Our innovative model offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including Lancaster University Management School. While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future. We assess applicants’ future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Our model is borderless, allowing us to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students. 

Prodigy Logo

Eligibility‌

Accepted students into the full-time MBA programme ,  the MSc Advanced Marketing Management, or the MSc Marketing are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy

Rates

Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.

Why choose Prodigy? 

  • 150 nationalities covered
  • Competitive interest rates
  • No collateral or guarantees required
  • Easy online process
  • No repayments while you study

Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

*All of the Management School Masters programmes qualify for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme, except the Management (2 Year European Triple Degree) and the International Masters Programme for Managers (IMPM).

  • Full Time Fees

    Full Time Fees

    The below full-time Masters programmes last for 12 months unless otherwise stated. The tuition fees listed are for October 2018 entry.

    CourseQualificationUK/EUOverseas
    Accounting & Financial Management  MSc £16,000 £21,500
    Advanced Financial Analysis  MSc £16,000 £21,500
    Advanced Marketing Management  MSc/MRes £15,000 £21,500
    Business Analytics  MSc £15,000 £21.500
    E-Business and Innovation  MSc/PGDip £11,500 £18,000 
    Economics  MSc £11,500 £18,000
    Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Practice  MSc £11,500 £18,000
    Finance  MSc £16,000 £21,500
    Full-Time MBA  MBA £30,500 £30,500
    Human Resource Management MSc  £11,500 £18,000
    Human Resources and Consulting  MA £11,500 £18,000
    Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (ITMOC)  MSc/MRes £11,500 £18,000
    International Business and Strategy  MSc £14,000 £18,000
    Logistics and Supply Chain Management  MSc £11,500 £18,000
    Management  MSc £14,000 £18,000
    Management (2 year) (First year at emlyon)  MSc €40,000 €40,000
    Management Science MRes  £15,000 £21,500
    Marketing Analytics  MSc £15,000 £21,500
    Marketing  MSc £15,000 £21,500
    Money, Banking and Finance  MSc £16,000 £21,500
    Politics, Philosophy and Management  MSc £11,500 £18,000
    Project Management  MSc £11,500 £18,000
    Quantitative Finance  MSc £16,000 £21,500
  • Part-Time Fees

    Part-Time Fees

    Our part-time Masters programmes last for 24 months unless otherwise stated, and the fees below are for 2018/19 entry for the entire programme (not per year).

    CourseQualificationUK/EUOverseas
    Executive MBA MBA  £21,000  £21,000
    International Management Programme (22 months) (Leading to Lancaster award of International Executive Management MSc)

    IMPM

    MSc

    US $45,000

    (plus $9000 for the MSc)

    US $45,000

    (plus $9000 for the MSc)

  • Scholarships

    Scholarships

    We offer a range of scholarships to help you fund your postgraduate studies. If you are awarded a scholarship, you may also be asked to act as a student ambassador or representative for the programme.

    SchemeAmountMore Info & Apply

    LUMS Programme Scholarships

    In recognition of the outstanding talent of many students, we offer a range of prestigious scholarships designed to attract and reward the best students. We know that undertaking postgraduate study can be a large financial commitment, so we are making significant funding awards, totalling around £1.9m, available to UK, EU and international students who have been offered places on our postgraduate Masters programmes.

    The awards are made by each individual programme, and are allocated on a rolling basis, so it is advisable to make your application as early in the year as possible to maximise your chances of receiving an award.

    Variable Please visit our postgraduate course pages for more details.

    LUMS Masters Scholarships for International Students

    Variable Please visit our dedicated Masters Scholarships for International Students page.

    Alumni Loyalty Scholarships

    The Alumni Scholarship scheme is available to all Lancaster University graduates who meet our eligibility criteria. We offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Masters programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. 

    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; or Goenka Institution India) or
    • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

    The Scholarship is open to all Lancaster Alumni, regardless of nationality or year of graduation.

    20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders

    10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

    You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the programme entry requirements.

    CFA scholarship

    Students who are already enrolled on our Finance MSc and Accounting and Financial Management MSc programmes can apply for a small number of scholarships that cover the cost of registration for the CFA Level I examination in June. These scholarships are designed to help students gain this qualification.

    CFA Level I registration costs Details on how to apply for the CFA scholarships will be automatically sent to students during the Summer Term.
  • Finance

    Finance

    SchemeDetails

    Postgraduate Loan Scheme

    The UK Government provides a postgraduate loan scheme for students undertaking Masters courses.

    Non means-tested loans of up to £10,609 are made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses*

    For more information, go to the main Lancaster University page or visit the Gov.uk website.

    Prodigy Finance 

    Prodigy Finance is revolutionising student finance. Our innovative model offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including Lancaster University Management School. While banks base their loan decisions on historical salaries, Prodigy looks to the future. We assess applicants’ future earning potential (based on the past achievements of similar graduates) to determine loan affordability. Our model is borderless, allowing us to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students. 

    Prodigy Logo

    Eligibility‌

    Accepted students into the full-time MBA programme ,  the MSc Advanced Marketing Management, or the MSc Marketing are eligible to apply for a loan with Prodigy

    Rates

    Interest rates vary depending on individual applicants. See more detail about the terms and conditions, and how to apply for a loan on Prodigy’s website.

    Why choose Prodigy? 

    • 150 nationalities covered
    • Competitive interest rates
    • No collateral or guarantees required
    • Easy online process
    • No repayments while you study

    Prodigy Finance Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom (Company Number 05912562) and registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner (Reg. No. Z9851854). Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and entered on the Financial Services Register under firm registration number 612713. Prodigy's registered address is Palladium House 1-4 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7LD

    *All of the Management School Masters programmes qualify for the Postgraduate Loan Scheme, except the Management (2 Year European Triple Degree) and the International Masters Programme for Managers (IMPM).