What Will You Study

This new two-year MSc offers a ground-breaking curriculum, blending academic studies, company projects and cultural experiences. There are 75 places available across five pathways (computer science, engineering, environmental science, entrepreneurship, and design). Students apply for the MSc International Innovation and then choose one pathway depending on their background. The MSc International Innovation (Environmental Science) draws on the strengths of the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC). As one of the first universities to establish a department of Environmental Science, we have long been in the forefront of the field. We are placed sixth nationally for Geography and Environmental Science by the Guardian 2015 league table.

Students will gain a foundation in the areas of design and management, whilst specialising in environmental science. The course provides an excellent opportunity for ambitious students to work on high impact collaborative research, development and commercialisation projects between UK and Chinese businesses, whilst gaining an insight into Chinese business, language and culture.

Students will be able to use their practical, language and cultural proficiency as a launch pad for their future careers: establishing a global venture, joining an international organisation, government institution, or pursuing further academic studies.

Inter disciplinary collaboration is at the core of this innovative programme. Students will develop a strong theoretical background whilst developing additional specialist insights.

Students will work on two company projects, in the UK and in Guangdong Province, China, where students will spend 6-8 months. With supervision, students will build upon their academic expertise to deliver collaborative R&D and commercialisation projects.

Business, cultural and language seminars tailored to support non-Chinese and Chinese speaking students.

Students selected onto this unique programme will receive a tax free award of £16,000 over the duration of the programme from the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme, which is funded by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund and Lancaster County Council. Tuition fees still apply. Once the 75 bursaries have been taken, students may still apply for the course but successful applicants are likely to need to secure alternative funding.

11 awards of £2,000 will be available for students entering the programme in 2015. The awards are in addition to the £16,000 living allowance. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, download the form here and follow the instructions in the form.

For more information and to apply, go to our website.

Competition is intense, so please apply early. Applications open until the end of June 2015. The programme starts in October 2015.