What Will You Study
Applications for postgraduate study (full-time, part-time and industry-based) by research, leading to a PhD are welcomed. Research in the department is grouped into five main areas, each drawing on a range of different fields. The areas are:
- Chemical Engineering
- Engineering of Microwaves, Terahertz and Light (E-MIT)
- Nuclear Science and Engineering
- Structures, Materials and Manufacturing
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Thesis (Engineering)
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 3-4 years, full-time or 4-7 years, part-time
Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in an engineering or associated discipline, supplemented by a masters-level qualification and a viable research project
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications:
Additional requirements: Relevant industrial or related experience will also be considered
English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
- Electronic Engineering : MSc
- Engineering (by research) : MSc (research)
- Engineering Project Management : MSc
- Materials Science : MSc (research)
- Materials Science : PhD
- Mechanical Engineering : MSc
- Mechanical Engineering with Project Management : MSc
- Natural Sciences : MSc (research)
- Wireless Communication Systems : MSc
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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.