PhD fees and funding

There are a wide range of possible sources of studentships, scholarships and bursaries. You will need to begin your enquiries in good time to meet deadlines.

Quite a lot of our postgraduate students are externally funded. Our students have been supported by grants from government research bodies, charities, trusts, foundations, corporate and other sponsors.

Funding opportunities

Further information on funding opportunities can be found on the Student Based Services website.

Undergraduate teaching

Most graduate students at Lancaster do a certain amount of undergraduate teaching during their study, paid at a generous hourly rate.

Tuition fees and other resources

Please visit the University postgraduate fees and funding web pages for information about:

  • current tuition fees
  • estimated living costs
  • other departmental and university funding opportunities

Further information

If you require further information about fees and funding, or would like to be notified of any upcoming workshops on developing a funding application, please contact us:

Sociology Postgraduate Admissions 
Dept of Sociology
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT

Tel: + 44 (0)1524 593148


Further studentships for Overseas and EU/UK applicants may become available later in the year. Any eligible applicant with a pending or accepted online application will be sent the details if they become available.