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MSc/MA = 180 credits
PGDip = 120 credits
PGCert = 60 credits
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years
of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are
determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
Fees for EU applicants
The UK government has announced that students who will begin their course in 2021 will no longer
be eligible to receive the same fee status and financial support entitlement as UK students. This
also applies to those who have deferred entry until 2021. Lancaster University has confirmed that
students from EU Member States in 2021-22 and later, will now be charged the same tuition fees as
other non-UK students.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition,
which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK or international
student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session,
which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities
across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider
recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into
account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against
other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education.
Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of
fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards
for postgraduate study on our website.
Additional course costs and information
There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing,
photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following your studies, you may
need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.
Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.
Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We
have nine colleges in total, and every postgraduate student belongs to Graduate College, whether
you live on campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which
supports the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into
Graduate College, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay the college membership fee.
For students starting in 2020 the fee is £15 for students on one-year courses, and £40 for research
students. Fees for students starting in 2021 have not yet been set.
Computer Equipment and Internet access
To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet
access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac,
Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we
may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on
relevant programme pages. A dedicated
IT support helpdesk is available
in the event of any problems.
The University provides limited
to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.