Research course


Lancaster University · Faculty of Science and Technology
MS by research

Entry requirements

Upper second class undergraduate or Masters degree in Chemistry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline such as Physics or Chemical Engineering, appropriate to the proposed research project

Months of entry


Course content

Our Masters by research programme provides the opportunity to undertake a short, in depth independent research project in one of our research groups. It will equip you for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for advanced-level applied research positions. This degree will develop relevant analytical and technical skills, together with transferable skills related to research, communication, problem solving, and independent working.

For information on possible projects, and for further details of our specific research interests, please see our Departmental website.

Department specialisms

Research in the Department is broadly structured into a series of sub-disciplines or themes, including: • A wide range of synthetic chemistry • Chemical theory and computation • Analytical chemistry and spectroscopy • Chemical biology • Materials Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, individual topics often span several research themes. Potential areas of application include, but are not limited to: healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, and materials development. Prospective students may also suggest projects that are variations of our topics.

Information for international students

6.5 or equivalent (lower grade admissions may be possible via separate pre-sessional English courses).

Fees and funding

UK students
£4121 per year
International students
£17,510 per year

Qualification and course duration

MS by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592133
+44 (0)1524 593996