Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2021/22 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2020 were:
Applicants from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the
Isle of Man. You can find more information about this on our
Island Fees page.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page. You can find additional information about funding for Social Work students by following the link further down this page.
Additional information for BA Social Work students
For social work students ordinarily resident in England, there are bursaries available through the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). Information, including eligibility criteria can be found on the NHSBSA website, in their regular Bursary Newsletters, and in their 'Ask Us' section. As there are a limited number of bursaries available, Lancaster University has agreed to allocate these according to certain criteria.
The criterion by which we nominate Undergraduate Part 1 students for bursaries will be as follows in this order:
1. Combined overall grades for the modules Social Work Practice 1 and Contemporary Social Problems. The marks used (unless there are any accepted mitigating circumstances) will be those from the first submission of your coursework and first sitting of your examinations. These will be confirmed after the re-sit boards.
2. Exam grade for the module Social Work Practice 1
This criterion results in a list of students in rank order. If there are two or more students with the same grade and there is only one bursary left then we will base our decision on criterion two. If this still results in a draw then we will apply criterion three and then, if required, criterion four.
3. Your attendance record for the module Social Work Practice 1
4. Conditions set out by the Department of Health, including passing ‘readiness to practice’ at the end of the first year
The social work bursary scheme is currently being reviewed and you should regularly check the NHSBSA website to keep up to date with any changes that will be in place for your entry year.
Travel costs may be incurred in getting to Social Work placements. The amount will vary depending on the location of the placement but students may be able to claim a placement travel allowance from the NHS or a contribution from the agency offering the placement towards the cost of travel. All Social Work students will need to pay for an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check. Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.