Computer Science MSc by Research - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs.

You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

You will then progress to a period of independent research project-work and complete a project dissertation. Upon successful completion of the MSc, you will have clearly demonstrated your ability to meet the required high levels of technical professionalism.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs.

    You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

    You will then progress to a period of independent research project-work and complete a project dissertation. Upon successful completion of the MSc, you will have clearly demonstrated your ability to meet the required high levels of technical professionalism.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Director of Studies: Dr Gerald Kotonya

    Duration: 12 months, full-time or 24 months, part-time

    Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or equivalent

    IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent

    Assessment: Learning contract, literature review and dissertation

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

       
  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

     Full Time 
    UK/EU £4,260  
    Overseas £17,945  

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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Scholarships

We currently offer Faculty of Science and Technology Scholarships for:

  • MSc Cyber Security
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Data Science

Home/EU scholarship is £3,000

Overseas scholarship is £4,000

The scholarship is awarded as a fee reduction and is allocated on the academic excellence of the applicant or high potential of the applicant.

Recipients of a scholarship will be asked to pay a deposit of £750 within 28 days of award. Failure to do so will mean the scholarship is reallocated later in the cycle.

For further information about making an application please email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk.

Students at Lancaster University

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.

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Funded Masters by Research

Are you interested in being paid to research? The Lancaster-based Centre for Global Eco-Innovation runs funded Masters projects in cooperation with local and national businesses. Each company will have a unique project for you to work on, and your research will be monitored and assessed by Lancaster University.

As you work towards your Masters qualification you will join a cohort of like-minded researchers, make important connections, gain valuable experience, and earn £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company.

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Research Training

We take care of all of our students at Lancaster University. The Faculty of Science & Technology runs a series of training sessions design to improve your skills and abilities as you undertake a Postgraduate Research degree.

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