Communication Systems PhD - 2022 Entry

Entry Year
2022

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  £23,360 £11,680

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 2022/23 will be announced in Spring 2022.

As a guide, the UK fees for entry in 2021 were: 

Full-time - £4,500

Part-time - £2,250

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.

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.

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following your studies, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.

College Fees

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.

For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.

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.

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.

More information on limits to the University’s liability can be found in our legal information.

Our Students’ Charter

We believe in the importance of a strong and productive partnership between our students and staff. In order to ensure your time at Lancaster is a positive experience we have worked with the Students’ Union to articulate this relationship and the standards to which the University and its students aspire. View our Charter and other policies.