Applying for postgraduate study at Lancaster

Applications for 2023 entry are open and you don't need to wait until you finish your current studies to apply.

Before you apply

What do you need to know before you start your application? What documents will you need to show us?


Applications for 2023 entry

Postgraduate applications should be made through our postgraduate application portal.

Do you need to create an account?

You must create an account before you can apply. Once your account credentials have been verified, you will able to start your application.

If you are already a student at Lancaster, you won't need to create an account and can log in to the postgraduate application portal by using your Lancaster University username and password.

Have you started an application?

You can log in to the postgraduate application portal to continue with your application.

When you have submitted your application

When you have completed and submitted your application form, we will ask you to upload some documents. You will find the list in the Supporting Documents section on the postgraduate application portal. It is important that you upload the required documents listed as soon as possible. If we need anything further, we will email you.

More information

Please read through our list of things to consider before you apply. We also have some useful information about the next steps  after you've applied.

Please check your emails regularly. This is how we will communicate with you.

You can check the progress of your application at any time by logging into the postgraduate application portal.

Applications for 2024 entry

Applications for entry in 2024 will open in September 2023.

If you are interested in starting your studies in 2024, please complete our web form and we will let you know as soon as our application portal opens for 2024 entry.

e.g. 26/09/2002

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Contact the admissions team

If you need to contact us, then you can email our Admissions Office at or telephone us on +44 (0)1524 592032.