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Launch your career in private sector research and development and make a significant contribution to the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development with one of the Centre’s funded industry-focused three year PhDs or one year Masters by Research.

Current Funded PhDs

There are no current PhD opportunities.

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Current Funded Masters

There are no current Masters opportunities.

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Our funding means that:
  • UK/EU PhD students pay no tuition fees, non-UK/EU pay £13,315 p.a.
  • UK/EU Masters students pay £2195, non-UK/EU pay £15,510 p.a.
  • All of our researchers recieve £15,000 tax-free stipend per year.


"The facilities are second to none and the research quality is high. I have produced a PhD in an area of study I am very passionate in... my research has such a technical edge I never imagined it could have. My expenses covered my travel to Iceland - it really has been absolutely incredible to work out there. I don’t feel I can put a price on the experience I’ve had!"

Rebecca Burns, Researcher with Isoprime




"I was interested in an industry-focused PhD because it would allow me to contribute to fundamental science research, alongside seeing a direct real-world impact of my work. It was exciting to be able to be a part of a unique scheme and I am certain having this collaborative experience will be of a great advantage to my career!".

Stephanie Bryan, PhD Researcher with Arcis Biotechnology Limited

"I felt very fortunate to have conducted my research project in the campus’ brand new Engineering building, where I had my own office space and made use of their state-of-the-art facilities in the building’s laboratories. The number and variety of amenities available within walking distance, self-contained in the campus, never failed to amaze me. I will miss Lancaster greatly!"

Jonathan Longden, Masters Researcher with Nucleotide Nutrition Ltd


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Successful applicants could

  • Receive £15,000 tax-free per year
  • Undertake a substantive collaborative project with a business with a base in the Northwest of England
  • Have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business, worth £4,195/year, (UK/EU graduates only, fees for Non EU/UK graduates are subsidised from £17,510/year. See university website for published rates by year of entry)
  • Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
  • Develop new products, processes and services
  • Be in an enviable position to develop a long-term well-paid career
  • Gain a postgraduate qualification from a world-leading university
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas