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, as demonstrated by our outstanding results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and by consistently 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.

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 by asking in your department or go to the Postgraduate Study pages to start browsing programmes and funding. Lancaster alumni are eligible to apply for special financial support – visit our funding pages for more information.

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