The tuition fee for students with UK fee status is set in line with the standard fee stipend provided by the UK Research Councils. The fees for entry in 2022 will be announced in Spring 2022. As a guide, the fee stipend for entry in 2021/22 was full-time £4,500, part-time £2,250.
The international fee for new entrants in 2022/23 is full-time £23,360, part-time £11,680.
Depending on the nature of the research project, an additional programme cost may be charged. This additional fee will contribute towards the costs incurred on specific research projects. These costs could include purchasing specialist consumables, equipment access charges, fieldwork expenses and payments for transcription/translation services. Normally any additional charge will not exceed a maximum of £9,000 but this could be increased in exceptional circumstances.
Applicants will be notified of any specific additional programme cost when the offer of a place is made.
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.
Scholarships and Bursaries
At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with
the talent to thrive.
We offer a range of scholarships
and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.
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 student belongs to a 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 a college, you
will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.
For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15
for students on one-year courses.
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.