As the largest Faculty at Lancaster University, we bring together 10 departments and associated research centres in a diverse staff and student community of 4200 undergraduates and 875 postgraduates. Lancaster is highly ranked in each of the UK's major university league tables, including The Guardian (7th) the Complete University Guide (9th) and the Times (12th). Lancaster University is also ranked 9th in
the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 league table of the world’s best young universities. Read the Dean's welcome»
£2 million of postgraduate funding for 2013 entry in the Arts & Social Sciences
Funding opportunities include:
ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Studentships
EPSRC ‘HighWire’ Digital Economy Innovation Awards
AHRC Block Grant Studentships
Faculty PhD Scholarships
Faculty Masters Scholarships
Linguistics: PhD EAP Studentship and Geoffrey Leech MA Scholarships
Politics, Philosophy & Religion: MA Bursaries
Social Work: NHS Fee Bursaries
Sociology: EPSRC PhD Scholarship
Awards are available in the following subject areas:
Art | Creative Writing | Criminology | Cultural Studies | Design | Educational Research | English Language & Literature | European Languages & Cultures | Film | History | Law | Linguistics | Media | Philosophy | Politics | Religious Studies | Social Work | Sociology | Theatre Studies
New Report from Independent Researchers Confirms Motivations of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Students
This report concludes that although financial rewards remain important for arts, humanities and social science graduates, their motivations for study and the associated rewards are much more multifaceted. Read more>>
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences subjects retain top 20 rankings in League Table
As Lancaster University maintains its 9th position in the 2013 Complete University Guide the majority of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences retain their top 20 positions in the UK subject rankings. Social Work at Lancaster University tops the subject league table ranking 1st in the UK. Art & Design rises to 2nd nationally and Linguistics is awarded a ranking of 3rd in the country.
Top 60 position in the world for Sociology, Linguistics, Politics and English
Social Sciences at Lancaster University is ranked 84th and 122nd for Arts and Humanities in the QS World University Rankings published on Monday 5 September 2011 with some individual subjects listed in the top 60 including Sociology ranked 49th and Linguistics 43rd. Find out more in Lancaster University News.
New centre to change how language in society is researched
Developing new approaches to the study of hate speech, exploring how people talk about climate change and looking at how changes in corporate governance are communicated will be part of the remit of a new £3.5m research hub at Lancaster University, which will study the use and manipulation of language in society.
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the new Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) will bring the latest techniques in linguistic analysis to bear on a range of questions in the social sciences. Read more »