Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community and offers a wealth of both taught and research study options across a wide range of subject areas. We place an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and encourage collaboration, giving students access to expert teaching and research support and training from across the University.
Our international community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries across the world and more than 148,000 alumni in over 180 countries worldwide. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for international students and staff.
The University is committed to solving major global problems through research and teaching, with 83% of our research ranked as ‘internationally excellent and world leading’ in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
Lancaster is ranked in the top ten in the three major UK league tables, including maintaining 6th place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. We are proud of our high quality teaching, excellent facilities, and the aspirational and varied careers our students go on to.
We offer a range of subjects in postgraduate taught programmes, which provide you with a more structured approach to developing your subject knowledge and the potential to enhance your career prospects. Alternatively, you may see the taught degree as a stepping stone onto a career in research or a way to achieve an extended research thesis within your chosen specialism. Search our postgraduate offering for full details.
Rankings & Reputation
Top 10 - Lancaster is ranked in the top ten across all three UK league tables (6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, 9th in The Guardian University Guide 2019, and 8th in the Complete University Guide, 2019).
High quality teaching - Lancaster was awarded a coveted Gold ranking in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.
World-class Institution - Lancaster rose four places to 131st out of 1,011 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019, putting us in their top 13%.
We're 146th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, making Lancaster 19th out of the 98 UK universities included in the table.
World-class Research - 83 per cent of Lancaster’s research was rated internationally excellent or world leading (REF 2014).
Graduate College - We’re one of a handful of collegiate universities in the UK, with a dedicated college for postgraduate students, as well as postgraduate-only facilities in the city for students not based on campus.
Quality accommodation - Lancaster University accommodation has been named Best University Halls in the prestigious National Student Housing Awards seven times since 2010. In the survey of over 30,000 students at over 200 UK institutions, we have been consistently shortlisted for the headline award.
Lancaster is one of just six institutions nationwide to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, for providers that achieve higher than 90% satisfaction from their overseas students. We have held the accreditation for the last seven years.
City, coast and countryside - A short bus ride or cycle will take you from our campus into the heart of Lancaster – a city full of character and culture. 10 minutes from the famous Lancashire coast, half an hour from the Lake District, and only 2.5 hours from London.
Investment – Over £170 million has been invested into the campus since 2013 with up to £250 million planned over the next five years. Recently investment has been made into a complete refurbishment of the library and full remodelling of the main walk way through campus. Currently on campus, work is underway to remodel the Management school, further extend the sports centre and work has begun to construct a £41 million Health Innovation Campus.
Funding & Scholarships
Lancaster University offers a range of funding and scholarships towards the cost of postgraduate tuition and cost of living. For full information visit our website or speak to the department you are interested in studying with.
- Accounting and Finance
- Biomedical and Life Science
- Centre for Education, Training and Development
- Computing and Communications
- Educational Research
- English Literature and Creative Writing
- European Languages and Cultures
- Graduate Management School
- Health Research
- Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
- Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC)
- Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA)
- Lancaster Leadership Centre
- Lancaster Medical School
- Linguistics and English Language
- Management Learning and Leadership
- Management Science
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Organisation, Work and Technology
- Politics, Philosophy and Religion
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