HighWire is a world-class, cross-disciplinary and user centric Doctoral Training Centre based at Lancaster University which brings together our expertise in Computing, Design and Management.
We go beyond multidisciplinary approaches by seeking a creative fusion between three key disciplines, aiming to produce a new breed of innovative people who are able to advance the state of the art in technical, design and business innovation.
The programme’s relevance is ensured by our close alignment with the needs and goals of business and industry. We encourage technology exchange and early adoption of emerging technologies, processes and ideas. HighWire graduates can work in challenging roles in organisations, driving radical change in the digital economy.
The programme spans four years beginning with formal and practical training, leading to a Masters of Research (MRes) and then progressing to PhD study
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For Entry: 2015
Director: Professor Gordon Blair. Discipline-specific Advice: Professor Gordon Blair (Computing); Dr Leon Cruickshank (Design); Dr Mike Chiasson (Management).
Entry Requirements: Applicants should hold at least an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, or a Masters degree in one of the following disciplines: Computing, Design, Management.
Assessment: Original research and thesis.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Duration: Full time 12 Month(s)
Department: Computing and Communications (School of)
Phone: +44 (0)1524-510311
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook