Lancaster University

Lancaster University is situated on 360-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, three miles from Lancaster City Centre. It is one of the few collegiate universities in the UK – with eight undergraduate colleges and one dedicated to postgraduate students. Lancaster University is a member of the N8 Group, a research partnership of the top eight most research intensive universities in the North of England; their focus is on five areas of research: ageing and health; energy; molecular engineering; regenerative medicine and water.

  • Average Tution GBP 27,500
  • Acceptance Rate 15%
  • Students 300
  • International Students 8%
  • Total Cost GBP 27,270

School Description

Lancaster University was officially established on September 14, 1964, when the Queen approved the Charter and Statutes. The first students were admitted in October 1964. From the outset the institution had full authority to confer degrees and manage its own affairs within the terms of its royal Charter and Statutes. Over its 50-year history Lancaster has built an alumni network of 130,000 alumni spread across 183 countries.

The University is now home to around twelve thousand full-time students and about seven hundred academic staff out of a total staff complement of over two thousand. Lancaster confers the degrees of two colleges at Blackburn and Blackpool and additionally has partnerships with higher education establishments overseas, including Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur, GD Goenka World Institute in India, COMSATS in Pakistan and the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil.

Master Programs

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Language and Linguistics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Accountancy

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Biological Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Biomedical Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Business Administration

    GBP 28,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Chemistry

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Clinical Psychology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Communications Systems

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Cyber Security

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Design

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Economics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Electronic Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Engineering

    GBP 17,085 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    English Literature

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Enviormental Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Gender and Women's Studies

    GBP 16,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    History

    GBP 16,670 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Human Resources

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Information Technology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    International Relations

    GBP 16,670 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Management

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Medicine

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Philosophy

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Physics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Plant Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Politics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Religion

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Religious Studies

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Social Work

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Sociology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 137
  • Complete University Guide (UK) 9
  • QS Rankings (Global) 135
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • The Economist Which MBA 85
  • SchoolApply Ranking 122
  • Financial Times (MBA) 42
  • The Guardian 9

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    Established in 1964

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    According to the 2012 Student Value for Money Report, Lancaster University was ranked as the best value-for-money university in England.

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          • 2008-2009, Masters Degree

            I would recommend LU to others and help it grow in every possible way...!I studied at LUMS in 2008. You can see my views at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/study/alumni-profiles/chaitanya-niphadkar

          • 2015-2019, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

            Lancaster University is my choice and is a Top 10 UK UniversityAt Lancaster University, there is the feeling of having another family because they care about you. International students like me have enjoyed this and I recommend this our noble and top 10 UK university, with great structures and facilities. The Engineering Department has an award-winning new sustainable structure as well as enough resources to assist any researcher.

          • 2010-2014, Master of Engineering (MEng)

            Recent graduate of Mechanical Engineering (MEng)After 4 years of working and learning at Lancaster University I can wholeheartedly recommend it. The teaching staff offered a wide range of opportunities to become involved with and the University support of sporting events such as Roses really makes the university experience special. Even after graduating they remain in contact. The support and structures in place have helped me many times. They remain interested in where their graduates. "Three recent Lancaster University Engineering graduates have started their careers at Aston Martin: http://bit.ly/1wOE5gl "