Communication Systems

MSc by Research

  • Entry Year 2022
  • Duration Full time 1 Year, Part time 1 Year

Overview

The MSc by Research programme can be tailored to your individual research needs.

You will first take an induction course leading to the production of a learning contract with a research supervisor and subsequently develop a research proposal that forms the basis of the rest of your study.

You will then progress to a period of independent research project-work and complete a project dissertation. Upon successful completion of the MSc, you will have clearly demonstrated your ability to meet the required high levels of technical professionalism.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Communications Engineering or a similar degree

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Additional Requirements

As part of your application you also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Fees and Funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK £4,596 £2,298
International £23,360 £11,680

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

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Scholarships and funding

  • Alumni loyalty scholarship

    If you have graduated with a Bachelor or Master's degree from Lancaster, we offer a 10% or 20% reduction in tuition fees to all taught Master's degrees, depending on the results of the degree you graduate with.

  • Lancaster Global Scholarship

    Lancaster University will offer a scholarship of £5000 to high-achieving students who are liable for International tuition fees.

  • Lancaster Masters Scholarship

    Lancaster University will offer a £4000 scholarship to high-achieving Master's students who are liable for Home tuition fees.

  • Postgraduate loan scheme

    The UK Government offers postgraduate loans of up to £11,836 to Master's level students. A Postgraduate Master's Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master's course.

Employment Destinations

Graduates at Lancaster go on to work in some of the most prestigious firms in the world.

Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2022/2023 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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