Masters Degree

Enhance your career with a Lancaster University Masters degree in the fields of medicine and biomedicine.

There are two main types of Masters - taught and research. You can study full-time over a one year period or flexibly over two to five years, depending on the course.

What's the difference between a taught and research Masters?

Taught Masters offer a more structured approach involving lectures, seminars and practical work, with assessment through essays, exams, dissertations and group projects.  At Lancaster Medical School we offer postgraduate courses in a range of subjects delivered via blended learning including a mix of online, flexible facilitated learning, interactive workshops and lab sessions (where applicable).  You'll study independently while receiving close tutor support.

Research Masters involve learning through research. You'll study one topic closely with the support of a supervisor, producing a dissertation. Research Masters, particularly MRes degrees, suit students who work well independently, want their work published, are interested in a specific topic, or are planning to undertake PhD study.

At Lancaster Medical School alongside direct learning of research methods by participation in the graduate training programme, our Masters By Research students each undertake a nine-month research project, working in well-equipped laboratories and supervised by specialists in the research area. This is followed by a three-month writing up period to produce a Master's thesis. 

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