Lancaster University ranks as one of the UK’s top 10 universities as a world class centre for teaching, situated close to the city of Manchester and the Lake District National Park.
Lancaster 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 also extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 26 countries across the world.
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.
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 (The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, and the Complete University Guide).
World-class – We are one of the top universities internationally, ranked 135th in the QS World University Rankings 2017. Many of our subjects rank amongst the best in the world, such as Linguistics, positioned in the international top 15.
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 – We’ve won the award for 'Best University Halls' for six years running, and are one of only five institutions in the world to achieve the International Accommodation Quality Mark.
City, coast and countryside – Lancaster is located in one of the UK's top 10 most vibrant cities, 10 minutes from the famous Lancashire coast, half an hour from the Lake District, and only 2.5 hours from London.
Investment – We’ve invested heavily into our campus since 2003, putting over £500m into new academic facilities, great teaching spaces and student social facilities including a brand new Sports Centre and Library, with £200 million more planned over the next four years.
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 relevant department.
- 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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