Studying for a research degree is a highly rewarding and challenging process. You'll work to become a leading expert in your topic area with regular contact and close individual supervision with your supervisor.
You'll have the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, pushing forward at the very edge of the discipline. Active seminar programmes and state of the art facilities mean there's plenty of ideas and technologies to stimulate your development as a research scientist.
Research skills courses help to support you in:
- Learning to improve your scientific methods
- Written and verbal communication skills
- To help you realise the maximum potential from your work
Annual progress review panels will help to keep your research on track.
At Lancaster, we're immensely proud of our active postgraduate research community and of the internationally significant reputation they've helped us achieve. You'll be encouraged to participate fully, targeting and presenting your work at major international conferences and workshops. There are numerous opportunities to collaborate nationally and internationally through our many research partnerships and links with industrial collaborators. Many of PhD students work on interdisciplinary research that cut across two or more disciplines, including:
- Health sciences
- Physical, biological and environmental sciences
We recognise that a postgraduate research degree is often a stepping-stone to a career in research. During your studies, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in our taught degree programmes. Helping others not only brings you valuable experience for your future career, but the financial remuneration can help to supplement your income.