Part-time PhD study
We recognise that for many people, studying full-time is not possible. We have always been pleased to register PhD students on a part-time basis, where the nature of the research makes this feasible. In some departments - such as Management Learning - there are more students registered on a part-time basis than full-time.
If you live overseas, the normal mode of study would usually be full-time for at least the first year of the PhD. However, we can consider registering you part-time from the outset but this would require an indepth discussion with the admitting department as you would need to commit to visiting Lancaster on a regular basis throughout the year to receive face-to-face supervision, attend a progress review, visit the library and other facilities. An applicant for part-time study would also need to demonstrate that they had had adequate research training on their previous Masters programme or had undertaken research-based employment for a number of years. It should also be recognised that part-time PhD study involves considerable time demands on an individual for minimum of four years.
For part-time PhD students, the entry qualifications needed and the requirement for the preparation of the final thesis, are the same as for full-time students. For information on entry requirements, please see How to Apply or check the webpage for the programme you are interested in.
Duration of study
The normal period of study is extended:
Minimum - 48 months
Maximum - 72 months
In 2012/2013 the tuition fees will be:
£1,914 per annum for UK/EU students, except for Management Learning and Leadership (£3,045pa)
£6,000 per annum for overseas students