What Will You Study

HighWire is a world-class, cross-disciplinary and user centric Doctoral Training Centre based at Lancaster University which brings together our expertise in Computing, Design and Management.

We go beyond multidisciplinary approaches by seeking a creative fusion between three key disciplines, aiming to produce a new breed of innovative people who are able to advance the state of the art in technical, design and business innovation.

The programme’s relevance is ensured by our close alignment with the needs and goals of business and industry. We encourage technology exchange and early adoption of emerging technologies, processes and ideas. HighWire graduates can work in challenging roles in organisations, driving radical change in the digital economy.

The programme spans four years beginning with formal and practical training, leading to a Masters of Research (MRes) and then progressing to PhD study