Masters Degrees

Our MSc programmes are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career aspirations.

Computer Science MSc

Computer Science MSc

Enhance your understanding of computer science, distributed systems, data science and human-computer interaction. Learn with world-class researchers through an initial three-week placement with them. You will then develop a project involving in-depth work and research on a topic of your choice.

Cyber Security MSc

Cyber Security MSc

You will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the IT security profession. We combine advanced technical skills with disciplines such as Economics, Risk Management or Psychology.

Data Science MSc

Data Science MSc

Develop skills in the emerging discipline of Data Science. We provide a variety of routes through the MSc, allowing you to choose from a range of modules based on your own interests.

Wireless Communication Systems MSc

Wireless Communication Systems MSc

Demand for trained engineers in wireless communications remains very high. The flourishing marketplace for mobile networks means that companies make their largest profits from this area of the industry.

Communication Systems by Research MSc

Communication Systems by Research MSc

You can tailor the MSc by Research programme to your individual research needs. After an induction course, you will develop a learning contract with a research supervisor. You will then develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

Computer Science by Research MSc

Computer Science by Research MSc

Enhance your understanding of computer science, distributed systems, data science and human-computer interaction. You will work with a research supervisor and develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

Scholarships for Masters Programmes

Scholarships in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Data Science and Wireless Communication Systems.

We are currently making awards across all our computing masters programmes:

  • awards value between £1,000-£5,000 in the form of fee reductions
  • all applications are considered for a scholarship once candidates have fully completed their application and the offer of a place has been accepted
  • scholarships are allocated on the basis of the academic excellence of an application or the high potential of an application
  • the award is highly competitive, scholarship funds are naturally limited
  • the process of award happens monthly until available funds have been allocated
  • recipients of a scholarship will be asked to pay a deposit of £750 within 4 weeks of the award. Failure to do so will mean the scholarship is reallocated in the next monthly cycle
  • as a bronze Athena Award holder, we celebrate diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity

For further information about making an application, to discuss the Masters programme topics or scholarship opportunities in more detail, please contact Heather Hilton, telephone: 44 01524 510515

MSc Cyber Security Scholarship

The School of Computing and Communications has five scholarships available for MSc Cyber Security to the value of £4,000. 

Topic Cyber Security
Eligibility UK, EU and Overseas - Full time programme only
Apply click here
Details Five scholarships of £4,000 available

The MSc Cyber Security at Lancaster University is one of only four programmes in the UK to have received full GCHQ accreditation. You will benefit from a unique multi-disciplinary approach to the programme, taught by internally renowned researchers, leadings experts in their field, as well as have the opportunity to undertake industry certified qualifications. 

Scholarships are open to all UK, EU and Overseas students who are making an application to the Full Time programme. Awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence or substantial industrial experience in a relevant field. There is no separate application for this scholarship, you will be considered automatically.

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for the Lancaster Master's Scholarship and Alumni Loyalty Scholarships and are able to hold multiple offers of funding. 

All queries should be sent to PG Enquires and applications made via the postgraduate application portal.

Alumni Loyalty Sponsorship

Lancaster University will offer a reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master’s programmes for eligible applicants, determined by the level of undergraduate award achieved. The value of the scholarship is as follows:

  • 20% fee reduction for 1st Class Hons degree holders
  • 10% fee reduction for 2:1 Hons degree holders

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Alumni Loyalty Scholarship you must either:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University (achieved at any time) or
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from Lancaster University, achieved at any time, including one delivered through an associated institution, or
  • Have graduated from one of our partner institutions with a Lancaster University degree (LU Ghana; Sunway University Malaysia; or Goenka Institution India) or 
  • Have studied at Lancaster University via our Study Abroad programme

The Scholarship is open to all our Alumni, regardless of their nationality or year of graduation. You do not need to apply for this scholarship; you will qualify automatically if you meet the eligibility criteria and the course entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

In November 2015 the UK Government confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing master’s courses in the 2016/17 academic year. 

Non-means-tested loans of up to £10,000 will be made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses. PhD students will be funded through a separate scheme. These are available to students under the age of 60 across all discipline areas and are considered a contribution toward the cost of the postgraduate study. As postgraduate funding is considered a devolved matter for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, loans are only available for students resident in England.

Learn more
Internships at Lancaster University


All current students and recent graduates can apply for relevant paid work experience through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme. Learn more