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Master's Degrees

We demonstrate and share our knowledge through a flexible training programme, educating the next generation of security experts and providing skills for the workplace.

Whether your requirements are for a bespoke continual professional development package or for more formal academic undergraduate and postgraduate education, we have a proven track record in delivering flexible modular education programmes that provide the skill sets.

We aim to make the application process as simple as possible for you. With this in mind, we would encourage you to apply online using the My Applications website.

To apply, create an account on the My Applications website and then select 'Create a new application' from your homepage once you are logged in.

You can submit applications for the programme which you wish to study, upload supporting documentation and provide us with information about referees. You may apply for all Lancaster University postgraduate programmes using this method except for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and the PgDip/MA in Social Work. External agencies administer these two programmes - please refer to the course search for further details.

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. You will need to offer only one reference and will not need to supply your Lancaster degree transcript. We will also pre-fill your details, ready for you to check.

If you use the My Applications website, then you will be advised which documentation you need to upload or send to us. We can automatically contact your referees once you have submitted your application if you ask us to.

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
  • Research proposal (for research degrees)
  • References
  • For those for whom English is not their first language, copies of English language test results

If you are unable to use the My Applications website to apply then you may submit a paper application form instead – please contact the appropriate Postgraduate Co-ordinator:

Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR)

For all enquiries with postgraduate study in PPR, please contact our admissions team


For all enquiries with postgraduate study in Psychology, please contact our admissions team


For all enquiries with postgraduate study in Law, please contact our admissions team

Science & Technology

For all enquiries with postgraduate study in Cyber Security, please contact our admissions team