Lancaster University

Lancaster University


A PhD consists of an extensive and coherent research programme, typically involving 3 to 4 years of full-time study. We welcome proposals for PhD research that offer programmatic ideas connected with staff research projects and interests. We think of PhDs as student-led yet collaborative research projects. We provide extensive support and training to ensure that PhD students are well equipped to make their work productive, effective and influential, ultimately leading to a successful and timely submission of a PhD thesis.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We often recommend that applicants have a Master�s degree as foundational experience for a PhD programme, although this is considered on a case by case basis. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by original research and thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 15,860 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593795