Masters Projects

Interested in being paid to research? Do you want to gain a Masters degree for just £2,195?

If you're a UK/EU student, you can undertake our 12 month Masters by Research projects for a £2,195 tuition fee, while being paid up to £15,000 in a tax-free stipend. Tuition fees for non-UK/EU students are £15,510, and the stipend is also up to £15,000 tax-free.

Launch your career in research and development with one of our industry-focused, funded Masters by Research though Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. We are seeking graduates with a background in a wide range of disciplines from biological sciences, chemistry, communications, computing, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, mathematics, physics through to management to undertake 12 month Masters by Research projects.


Current Masters Projects

There are no current Masters projects available. Please keep checking this page, as there will be more Masters available in the near future.


How to apply

Click the project link above you are interested in and follow the instructions on how to apply for a specific project and convince us why you are the right person for the role.

We expect to advertise more projects in the coming weeks to start by September 2017 or earlier. Talk to us if you'd like to be amongst the first to be invited to apply for our industry-focused twelve month projects leading to a Masters by Research qualification.

Why do an industry-focused Masters by Research?

  • Get involved in exciting R&D
  • We pay you a £15,000 tax free stipend
  • Have the partner business subsidise your fees. UK/EU students pay only £2195, non-UK/EU pay £15,510
  • Be part of a large, strong postgraduate cohort underpinning the development of radically new products and services
  • Work alongside the people in businesses doing your dream job whilst gaining a Masters degree
  • Study at a world-class University in a beautiful campus

You could be part of a new cohort of exceptional Masters researchers working in a unique partnership between academia and business. Our funded Masters are a great way to learn, get paid, and kick-start your career.

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation was established in 2012 to support Northwest businesses with R&D for a better environment.   Double award winning for its work, the Centre has expanded and offers new research project opportunities.  The Centre is part Funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Why Lancaster University?

Lancaster University is ranked among the top ten universities in the UK. We have invested over £450m into our campus in the last ten years, including our new Engineering building, the refurbishment of the Library, Physics and Chemistry facilities and a £20m sports centre and facilities, with a further £135m investment planned. We’re great for nurturing talent and links with industry; we’ve over 5000 successful partnerships with businesses. We’re global, with a huge number of research links around the world which provide exciting opportunities for our students, and we’re collegiate, you will join our Graduate College, providing you with a supportive student environment.

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Other Programmes

For more details on Science and Technology taught Masters Programmes and Postgraduate Research, have a look at our other programmes.

Case Studies

If you're intrigued and wish to gain further insight into our programmes at Lancaster, then check out our case studies.