Lancaster University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, whilst maintaining its leading status as a supportive, student-centred university. At Lancaster we are research-led, but teaching driven; we recognise the importance of sharing knowledge with enthusiasm and our staff's passion for their subjects is reflected in the latest teaching quality assessments where all our departments have been scored at the highest level of confidence. In research too, we excel - we are one of the top ten UK universities for research excellence.
Studying at Lancaster
The Management School
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is one of the fastest rising management schools in the world, and consistently ranked in the UK's top five. The Lancaster MBA is ranked 22nd in the world and 1st in the UK for value for money (Financial Times, 2008), and our Masters in Management is also ranked in the UK's top five as well as amongst Europe's top Masters programmes. LUMS has been rated joint 1st in the UK for research quality for nearly two decades, an achievement that only one other UK business school can match.
LUMS is accredited by EQUIS and the Association of MBAs.
For further details see: www.lums.lancs.ac.uk
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences provides a home to many internationally renowned scholars and to a number of major research centres, such as the Literacy Research Centre and the Centre for Science Studies. The majority of departments are graded 5* or 5 in research and all have strong teaching ratings. One of the distinctive features of the Faculty's research and teaching culture is its interdisciplinary nature: our Masters and PhDs allow students to access expert teaching and research support across the Faculty, not just in their host department. Many departments offer degrees accredited by the Economic & Social Research Council '1+3' studentship scheme and Faculty funding is also provided to outstanding research students.
For further details see: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass
The School of Health and Medicine
High-quality teaching and research is offered across Lancaster's School of Health & Medicine. The School focuses its research and teaching in its specialist areas, which include: public health, supportive and end of life care, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences, parasitology, cancer research and biomedical ethics, medical education research, neurodegenerative diseases, environmental and biochemical toxicology, and reproductive immunology. The School's links with many NHS trusts and commercial and charitable organisations ensure a focus on both the clinical and theoretical aspects of health and medicine. Financial support is available on selected programmes.
For further details see: www.lancaster.ac.uk/shm
The Faculty of Science and Technology
The Faculty of Science & Technology offers a range of innovative postgraduate courses, taught by leading researchers, alongside discipline-spanning research opportunities. For example, the Faculty's three flagship interdisciplinary centres - the Lancaster Environment Centre, the Postgraduate Statistics Centre and InfoLab21- respectively provide world-class facilities with built-in industrial links to our biological, environmental and geographical science, mathematical and statistical science, and computing and communication science staff and students. Close relationships with industrial partners and with UK research councils allow for dedicated financial support for our postgraduates in certain areas. Engineering, physics and psychology are also housed within the Faculty, whose collaborative links with Lancaster's other Faculties allow students' research and teaching to span the natural, life and social sciences.
For further details see: www.lancaster.ac.uk/sci-tech/postgraduate/
Life at Lancaster
The university is located at the southern edge of the City of Lancaster, which has everything you'd expect - from shops to nightlife - with excellent transport links, a low cost of living and genuinely friendly residents thrown in too. It's within easy reach of Liverpool and Manchester yet also of pure, unspoilt countryside such as the Lake District. So many of our students choose to stay and settle in the area, and we think that's the best proof of all that Lancaster really is special.
As a postgraduate you will become a member of Graduate College, which forms a diverse and cosmopolitan community on Alexandra Park, located on the south-western edge of the campus. Graduate College houses almost 1000 students in its new accommodation. Typically there will be 6-8 rooms grouped around each kitchen with a majority of the rooms being en-suite.
For further details see: www.lancaster.ac.uk/depts/cro/colleges_grad
Applying to Lancaster
To find out more about the application process or how to apply to Lancaster please contact:Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: 01524 592030
To find out more about the application process and to submit an application, please use our online postgraduate admissions portal, MyLancaster (www.postgraduate.lancs.ac.uk)
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