What Will You Study
This programme is suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The MSc by research programmes consist of induction courses, an eight month research project and a period to write it up.
The degree is carefully tailored to your interests, and can be particularly suitable for people undertaking research in a work based context wishing to gain an academic qualification.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. Industry based experience will be considered, with demonstration of appropriate skills.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Original research and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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- Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation : MSc
- Data Science for the Environment : MSc
- Ecology and Conservation : MSc
- Energy and the Environment : MSc
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Environment, Culture and Society : MA
- Environmental Management and Consultancy : MA
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Environmental Science (by Research) : MSc
- Environmental Science and Technology : MSc
- Food Challenges for the 21st Century : PgCert
- Geography : PhD
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM/MA
- International Innovation (Computer Science) : MSc
- International Innovation (Design) : MSc
- International Innovation (Engineering) : MSc
- International Innovation (Entrepreneurship) : MSc
- International Innovation (Environmental Science) : MSc
- International Innovation (Telecommunications) : MSc
- Plant Sciences (by Research) : MSc (research)
- Resource and Environmental Management : MSc
- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security : MSc
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
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For new students entering in 2016-17 we guarantee that your taught course tuition fees will not rise by more than 4% per annum over the standard time required to complete your scheme of study.
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.