Biomedical and Life Sciences MPhil/PhD - 2020 Entry
Full time 36 Month(s)
Lancaster’s PhD programmes in Biomedical and Life Sciences bring students from all over the world to our world-class research facilities. Over a three or four-year period you will develop and execute a significant body of research in your chosen field of biomedical science, research that will contribute to the development of new knowledge.
Areas of PhD research fall within (but are not limited to) the diverse biomedical portfolio of our academic staff - global health, cancer biology, diseases of the brain, infectious disease, drug discovery and biomedical ethics.
Working under the supervision of world-leading, research-active supervisors, you will be encouraged to contribute substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches as you pursue research in your chosen field at an advanced level.
You will enjoy the autonomy to pursue an independent research project whilst acquiring a substantial body of knowledge, placing yourself at the forefront of an academic discipline.
You will become a competent researcher, equipped with advanced technical skills and the ability to take responsibility for decisions made in complex and unpredictable situations.
Our programme benefits from a dual focus: on your research, and on you and your development as an effective researcher. This means that whilst your technical abilities will be honed throughout the extended period of study, we will also strive to instil in you a respect for intellectual integrity, a robust ethical approach and an appreciation of scholarship.
These attributes are invaluable in forging lasting relationships within both academia and industry, enabling you to co-operate and collaborate with professionals and academics alike.
Our graduates develop the confidence and competence that opens doors to careers in the NHS, industry, government and science communication. Your skills in advanced research, project planning and management, critical analysis and evaluation, and your ability to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences, help you to gain a competitive edge in the employment marketplace.
Please contact one of our research team leaders, whose interests align with your own, to discuss the proposed focus of your research undertaking. Alternatively, for more general enquiries or if you are unsure about your preferred area of research, please contact the Department.
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The Home/EU tuition fees are set in line with the standard fee stipend provided to students funded by the UK Research Councils. The fee stipend for 2020/21 will be announced in Spring 2020.
As a guide, the Home/EU fees for entry in 2019 were:
Full-time - £4,327
Part-time - £2,164
Depending on the nature of the research project, an additional programme cost of up to £7500 per annum may be charged.
This additional fee will contribute towards the costs incurred on specific research projects, these could including purchasing specialist consumables, equipment access charges, fieldwork expenses and payment for transcription/translation services.
Applicants will be notified of the specific additional programme cost when the offer is made.
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.