Applying for Postgraduate Study

We have an online application portal (MyApplications) where you can:

  • Upload your documents
  • Submit your application
  • Track the progress of your application

You should submit your application through our MyApplications portal if:

  • You have not studied at Lancaster University before
  • You are applying for a Research programme (such as Mphil, PhD,or MSc by Research)
  • You are not applying for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology DClinPsy. This programme is administered by an external agency. You will find the links to apply online on the relevant course pages under Key Information

What you will need to provide

As part of your online application we will ask you to upload or send us supporting documentation. We will contact your referees once you have submitted your application, if you ask us to.

The supporting documentation section will show you a list of required documents.

  • Degree certificates and transcripts of College or University degrees or other courses. These may be for courses that you have completed, or for which you are currently studying. If these are not in English, we will need to see a certified English translation.
  • Personal Statement
  • Research proposal (for research degrees)
  • References
  • English language test results (if English is not your first language)

For master's applications, we need a copy your transcript and a personal statement before we can make a decision. The other documents listed above can be provided later.

To start your application, go to the MyApplications portal and create an account.

If you cannot apply online

If you cannot use the MyApplications portal then you may submit a paper application form instead. Please contact the Admissions Team.

If you have been a Lancaster University student

If you have studied for a Lancaster University degree then we may already have your details. This will allow you to submit your application for Master's-level study more easily.

You can use this service if you are:

  • A current Lancaster University student
  • A recent Lancaster University graduate
  • Studying for a Lancaster University degree at a UK or overseas partner institution

If you are in one of these categories you can apply using our online form. We will use your Lancaster University student record to submit an application on your behalf.

You will not need to provide documents, such as references or a personal statement, at the point of application. If we need further information to make a decision about your application we will let you know.

If you need any help with your application or if you would like to find out the courses that you may be eligible for, please contact the Admissions Team.