FAQs

Fees, accommodation and facilities FAQ for undergraduate programmes

Q: What are the fees for your degree programmes? How much will I need to spend on accommodation, food, and other living expenses? How do I fund my year abroad?

Tuition fees for programmes commencing in 2008:

UK and EU students
£3,150 GBP per annum

Non EU students
£10,300 GBP per annum

Check out a rough estimate of living costs while studying in Lancaster.

If your study abroad period is compulsory you may apply for assistance with the extra travel and cost of living expenses. The university participates in the European Commission's SOCRATES programme which provides additional support for students who study abroad and you will get a small SOCRATES grant as well. The SOCRATES grant only applies to European study placements, and can only be awarded to EU citizens.

For more information, please see our Fees and scholarships page

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Q: What type of student accommodation is available, and how much does it cost?

We have around 5,000 single study bedrooms on campus, some with en-suite facilities. You share a kitchen and washing facilities with 7 - 15 other students. Some rooms cost around £55 per week (2005 prices) which includes linen and fuel bills. En-suite rooms are more expensive at around £75 per week. Many of our en-suite rooms are in new Colleges in our superb Alexandra Park development.

All first year students are guaranteed a room on campus, although you can live off-campus if you prefer. If you are an overseas student, you can stay on campus throughout the three or four years of your degree programme if you so wish.

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Q: What computing facilities are available to students?

LUMS has its own dedicated computer labs with 24 hour student access and laser printers and our buildings are fully wireless enabled, so that you can work with your laptop anywhere you like. There are many more computer labs on campus and an information systems service, which runs a wide range of courses.

Students can have their own e-mail addresses. If you have your own PC or Laptop, do bring it with you. This will ensure you have computer access when you want it, including for group work sessions in our splendid new building, and all single campus bedrooms have the facility to hook up to the internet.

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Q: What is the social and sporting life like at Lancaster?

It is excellent. As you can see from the University prospectus and from our web site, there is a wide range of social and sporting activities on offer. The Colleges provide the focus for much of the social activity of the university and, in addition, there are many clubs and societies to join, including 36 sports clubs. The indoor sports centre houses a 25m swimming pool, squash and aeroball courts, a rock climbing wall, men's and women's weights rooms, sauna, solarium and much more.

Although much of the student social life happens on campus, you will find that Lancaster and Morecambe offer plenty of entertainment including many pubs and restaurants, a ten pin bowling alley, a professional theatre and a multi-screen cinema. The University has its own night club in Lancaster, run by the Students Union, called the "Sugar House" and there are lots of clubs in Lancaster and Morecambe which put on regular special student nights at discount prices. You will also be only 40 minutes from Blackpool and just over an hour from the lively city of Manchester.

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Q: Do you offer any scholarships or bursaries for undergraduate study?

Lancaster University Management School provides a generous programme of bursaries and scholarships for both UK/EU and Overseas students.

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