Research course


Lancaster University · Lancaster Environment Centre
MSc by research

Entry requirements

2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Industry-based experience will be considered, with demonstration of appropriate skills.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The MSc by Research programmes consist of induction courses, an eight-month research project and a period to write it up. The degree is carefully tailored to your interests, and can be particularly suitable for people undertaking research in a work-based context wishing to gain an academic qualification.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no individual element below 6.0) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1524 593795