Communication Systems PhD - 2021 Entry

Entry Year
2021

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s), Part time 48 Month(s)

Course Overview

We welcome applications from well-qualified and motivated students for PhD study (three years full-time, four to six years part-time).

You’ll work under individual supervision to become a leading expert in your area, while research training courses will support your learning and help you realise your maximum potential. Annual progress review panels keep your work on track and our seminar programmes and state-of-the-art facilities provide access to ideas and technologies to stimulate your development as a research scientist.

There will be numerous opportunities to collaborate and to present your research nationally and internationally via our extensive research and industrial partnerships. Also, you will have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant on our taught programmes; a valuable source of experience and income.

We recommend that you visit our website to read the latest information about our research interests and projects. Here you will also find details on preparing PhD proposals, on contacting individual staff and on funding.

Fees

Fees

 

 

Full Time (per year)Part Time (per year)
UK TBC TBC
International  £22,250 £11,125

The UK tuition fees are set in line with the standard fee stipend provided to students funded by the UK Research Councils.  The fee stipend for 2021/22 will be announced in Spring 2021.

As a guide, the UK fees for entry in 2020 were: 

Full-time - £4,407

Part-time - £2,204

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.

Fees for EU applicants

The UK government has announced that students who will begin their course in 2021 will no longer be eligible to receive the same fee status and financial support entitlement as UK students. This also applies to those who have deferred entry until 2021. Lancaster University has confirmed that students from EU Member States in 2021-22 and later, will now be charged the same tuition fees as other non-UK students.

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 or international 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.

Related courses

How to apply

We offer a number of different routes to beginning your PhD study.

Before you apply

Admissions policy

Applicants are expected to have a First Class or Distinction BSc level degree in computer science, communication science, or relevant disciplines such as mathematics. Candidates who have additional academic or technical experience as evidenced by MSc, or equivalent degree, or industry experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fees and Funding

Information on the funding available, tuition fees and living costs in Lancaster are at Postgraduate Fees and Funding.