Staying for postgraduate study

If you're considering staying at Lancaster for your postgraduate study, you're not alone.

One in four of our students are postgraduates; they choose to continue with their studies to enhance their career prospects further and stay at the leading-edge of their subject area.

We enjoy an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching and are consistently ranked in high positions within the UK's major university league tables.

Why Consider Postgraduate Study?

  • A postgraduate qualification can open doors to higher career earnings and more rapid promotion than an undergraduate degree alone in many subject areas. This is especially the case where competition for places in your chosen career is intense.
  • You could choose to convert to a new subject area.
  • You may wish to develop your analytical and project skills further, gaining practical experience with industrial partners.
  • You'll be able to spend more time developing your ideas and keep working with staff with whom you've built a rapport.

Alumni Loyalty Scheme

Lancaster University graduates are eligible for a fee reduction based on the level of undergraduate or postgraduate qualification achieved, visit our funding pages for more information.

Guaranteed Offer Scheme

As a current Lancaster University student or alumni, you are guaranteed an offer on selected master's programmes provided that you meet our entry requirements. If you would like to find out which of our programmes you are eligible to study, please contact

Easy Application Process

Applying for a masters degree is really easy, please complete our webform and we will do the rest. You do not need to provide references or a personal statement at the point of application, if we need any documentation we will let you know.

For impartial information about reasons for undertaking postgraduate study, see the external Graduate Prospects website.

Find out more

Find out more about your postgraduate study options at Lancaster please contact or go to the Postgraduate Study pages to start browsing programmes and funding.