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Postgraduate Open Days

If you're considering Lancaster for Postgraduate study, come and meet us at a Postgraduate Open Day, a campus tour, or a study fair around the country.

Postgraduate Open Day: 27 February

Thinking of postgraduate study? Join us on our open day to talk to our staff and students about courses, scholarships and postgraduate loans. Take a tour of our dedicated Graduate College, visit our outstanding student facilities and find out what makes us the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.

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Find out about postgraduate study at Lancaster University, the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. Discuss the subjects and courses that interest you and find out about scholarships and postgraduate loans. You may also want to take a tour of our dedicated Graduate College and visit our outstanding student facilities.

You are welcome to attend either all or part of the event, and our talks - Introduction to Lancaster, Student Finance and Applying to Lancaster – are repeated throughout the event. Our Open Day Exhibition will give you a chance to meet staff from your department of interest and to find out more about the services available at the University. Tours of our campus and Graduate College will be available throughout.

There are also talks and activities taking place in our Faculties, which will provide further insight into your course of interest and the facilities available. 

  • Getting here

    Travelling by car

    Free parking is available in Alexandra Park, South West Campus. 

    Leave the M6 motorway at junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. For South West Campus – turn right at the second set of junction traffic lights on the A6, signposted Alexandra Park, into Hazelrigg Lane and turn left at the roundabout into Alexandra Park Drive. 

    Please display your parking permit or collect one from our car parking team on Alexandra Park. A free shuttle bus will run between Alexandra Park and the Learning Zone throughout the event.


    Travelling by train

    There are direct rail links between Lancaster and many of the UK’s major cities and airports. There will be a team of students at the station to greet you and provide you with a return bus ticket to campus. The 4 and 4X bus services are available from the station direct to Lancaster University every 30 minutes and return buses run until around 6 pm. After this, the 1 and 2 bus services will run into the town and drop off at the Bus Station or Common Garden Street, both a short 10 minute walk from the train station. 

    All buses drop off and collect passengers in the Underpass, situated underneath Alexandra Square in the centre of campus. For bus information visit the Stagecoach website for current timetables and further information.

  • Arriving on campus

    Upon arrival, please make your way to the Learning Zone to check in and enjoy complimentary refreshments throughout your visit. The Learning Zone is located at the centre of campus off Alexandra Square, just follow the Postgraduate Open Day floor stickers along The Spine.

  • Timetable of talks and activities

    Visit our Open Day Exhibition in the Learning Zone between 2pm and 6pm to find out everything you will need to know about being a Lancaster Postgraduate Student. You will find all of our academic faculties present for any enquiries you may have about your courses and lots of student to discuss life at Lancaster. 

    You can also visit one of our central or departmental sessions to find out more about your studies and application to Lancaster.



    Introduction to Lancaster, Postgraduate Study and Finance talk

    2pm & 5pm

    Applying for Postgraduate Study talk

    2.30pm & 5.30pm

    Writing a Research Proposal


    Biomedical & Life Sciences Subject Talk & Lab tours


    Faculty of Health and Medicine - Meet the Department and Subject Talks

    • Clinical Research
    • Global Health
    • Health Research
    • Medical Education


    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Subject Talks and Taster Sessions

    • English Literature & Creative Writing
    • Languages & Culture
    • Linguistics & English Language
    • Sociology


    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Subject Talks and Taster Sessions

    • Politics, Philosophy & Religous Studies

    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Meet the Department

    • Law & Criminology


    Management School Experience Postgraduate Study Talk


    The Lancaster MBA: Executive and Full Time Opportunities


    Faculty of Science and Technology - Meet the Department

    • Computing & Communications
    • Engineering
    • Lancaster Environment Centre
    • Mathematics & Statistics

    Faculty of Science and Technology - Tours/Demonstrations

    • Engineering
    • Lancaster Environment Centre
    • Physics
    • Psychology
  • Campus Tours

    Our Campus tours leave from outside the Learning Zone between 2pm and 5.30pm. Over the course of 45 minutes you will be led by a current Lancaster student around our beautiful 560-acre university grounds and its facilities including the library.

    If you want to take a look around the Library on your own you can simply drop in any time.

  • Visit your college

    Lancaster University is one of only a handful of universities in the UK to have a collegiate system. Here at Lancaster, we have a dedicated college for Postgraduate students with fantastic social learning spaces available for its students. Drop into the college between 2pm and 6pm to take a look around the accommodation facilities or chat to the college students and teams. You can jump on the shuttle to take you down to the college on South West campus or enjoy a pleasant walk through our campus yourselves.

Postgraduate Study Fairs

Our team attends a variety of Postgraduate Study Fairs across the country. A member of staff will be able to answer your questions and tell you more about studying at Lancaster University at the events listed below:




PG Study Fair, Findamasters

30th October 2018


PG Study Fair, Findamasters

14th November 2018


Postgrad Live! Findamasters

29th January 2019


Postgrad Live! Findamasters

13th February 2019


If you have any questions about your application or would like more information about your chosen course you will need to contact the department directly. Please select your department and you will find the details you need to contact them.

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