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 or 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.
- Biological Science : MPhil/PhD
- Conservation and Biodiversity : MSc
- Ecology (by research) : MSc
- Environment and Development : MA
- Environment and Development : MSc
- Environment and Law : LLM
- Environment, Culture and Society : MA
- Environmental Management : MSc
- Environmental Science : PhD
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : MSc
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : PgCert
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management : PgDip
- Food Challenges for the 21st Century : PgCert
- Food Security : MSc
- Food Security : PgDip
- Geography : MPhil/PhD
- Human Rights and the Environment : LLM/MA
- Plant Sciences (by research) : MSc (research)
- Sustainable Water Management : MSc
- Volcanology and Geological Hazards : MSc
Fees for this course are not yet available, and will be added to this page as soon as possible.
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.