Research course


Lancaster University · Engineering

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in an engineering or associated discipline. Relevant industrial or related experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Applications for postgraduate study (full-time, part-time and industry-based) by research, leading to a PhD are welcomed. Research in the department is grouped into five main areas, each drawing on a range of different fields. The areas are:

· Chemical Engineering

· Engineering of Microwaves, Terahertz and Light (E-MIT)

· Energy

· Nuclear Science and Engineering

· Structures, Materials and Manufacturing

Department specialisms

Research is split into five groups: Chemical Engineering The Chemical Engineering group researches numerous important aspects of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, from fundamental science to engineering applications, working on scales that go from molecular-sized systems to large industrial plants. E-MIT and Electronics The E-MIT (Engineering of Microwaves, Terahertz and Light) and Electronics Group is a leading group focusing on research spanning digital electronics and materials to high frequency applications projected towards novel and fascinating frontiers of microwave, particle accelerators, terahertz radiation, mid-infrared photonics and novel artificial functional materials. Energy The Energy Research Group is committed to address major scientific and technological challenges faced by the UK and international communities in emerging energy technologies and sustainability. Nuclear Science and Engineering Lancaster hosts one of the UK’s strongest university-based nuclear research centres with internationally-recognised capabilities in nuclear safety and policy, radiation detection and safeguards, control and robotics, decommissioning and waste management, nuclear process chemistry, and environmental behaviour. Structures, Materials and Manufacturing The Structures, Materials and Manufacturing Research Group is a multidisciplinary research cohort running a broad programme of coordinated research activities enabling in-depth understanding of fundamental and applied aspects of functional materials, composite systems, production processes and technologies and structural health monitoring.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592275
+44 (0)1524 381707