Lancaster University - Master's Degree

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 Tuition GBP 27,500
  • Acceptance Rate 15%
  • Students 300
  • International Students 8%
  • Campus Setting Residential

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

  • Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Language and Linguistics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

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    Accountancy

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Biological Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Biomedical Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 28,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Clinical Psychology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

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    Communications Systems

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Cyber Security

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Design

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Economics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Electronic Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering

    GBP 17,085 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English Literature

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    Enviormental Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Finance

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Gender and Women's Studies

    GBP 16,670 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    History

    GBP 16,670 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

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    Information Technology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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    International Relations

    GBP 16,670 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of 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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    Law

    GBP 14,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Management

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Medicine

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

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    Philosophy

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Plant Science

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Plant Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of experimental plant biology, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, and plant cell biology.

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    Politics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Religion

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on 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.

  • Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Religious Studies

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Social Work

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 18,100 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 150
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 8
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 131
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • The Economist Which MBA
    The Economist Which MBA 74
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 132
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 70
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 9

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50

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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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          • Testimony
            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

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            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.

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            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 "