Researchers

Why do an industry-focused Masters by Research?

Our funded Masters are a great way to learn, get paid, and kick-start your career.

  • Recieve a £15,000 tax-free stipend
  • Undertake a substantive collaborative project with a business with a base in the Northwest of England
  • Receive a contribution to your postgraduate tuition fees paid by your partner business, see individual project advert for further details
  • Be part of a large, strong postgraduate cohort underpinning the development of radically new products and services
  • Be in an enviable position to develop a long-term well-paid career
  • Gain a postgraduate qualification from a world-leading university

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.

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.

Any questions? Just email graduate-applications@cgeinnovation.org - and if you'd like to hear about the experiences of some our our previous postgraduate researchers, check out our case studies.

Available opportunities

Apply now! Our funded Masters projects beginning October 2018 are now open for applications (see individual adverts for deadlines). Choose a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation from the below research topics:

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

We have several funded MSc by Research opportunities awarded by the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. Lancaster University is a UK top ten university and recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. Lancaster Environment Centre is 3rd in the UK for real-world impact of research.

Apply now to join a cohort of like-minded researchers, gain a further qualification, focus your career and gain £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company. The following research projects are all open for applications now (see individual adverts for deadlines) and are all delivered alongside partner organisations. You will gain either an Environmental Science MSc by Research, Ecology MSc by Research or Plant Science MSc by Research from the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University.

NB some projects below may result in a different degree being awarded, see advert for details.

CGE 103: Adgro Consulting

CGE 101: Mobetrics

CGE 105: Energy4All

CGE 10: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

CGE 108: Ocean Current Power

CGE 107: Bowland Bioenergy

Department of Engineering, Lancaster University

On offer are a variety of funded MSc by Research opportunities in the Lancaster University Engineering Department. Lancaster University is a UK top ten university and recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. We are 6th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (The Guardian University Guide 2019) and boast state of the art facilities in equipment in our new engineering building.

Apply now to join a cohort of like-minded researchers, gain a further qualification, focus your career and gain £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company. The following research projects are all open for applications now (see individual adverts for deadlines) and are all delivered alongside partner organisations. You will gain an Engineering MSc by Research from Lancaster University.

NB some projects below may result in a different degree being awarded, see advert for details.

CGE 84: Cumbria Recycling

CGE 88: Clean Power Hydrogen

CGE 102: Helispeed

CGE 100: Lina Energy

CGE 93: Oak Technical Services

CGE 109: C Tech Innovation

CGE 97: Remvox Security Solutions

CGE 99: Bailrigg Immunodiagnostics

CGE 104: Invisible Systems

CGE 108: Ocean Current Power

CGE 107: Bowland Bioenergy

School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University

The list below shows all of our funded MSc by Research opportunities in the Lancaster University School of Computing and Communications. Lancaster University is a UK top ten university and recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. The department is joint 1st in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2019) and 7th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF2014). You will sit in our iconic InfoLab21 building, which houses departmental academics, researchers and co-located businesses.

Apply now to join a cohort of like-minded researchers, gain a further qualification, focus your career and gain £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company. The following research projects are all open for applications now (see individual adverts for deadlines) and are all delivered alongside partner organisations. You will gain either a Computer Science MSc by Research or a Communication Systems MSc by Research from the School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University.

NB some projects below may result in a different degree being awarded, see advert for details.

CGE 90: Digital Rail

CGE 97: Remvox Security Solutions

CGE 80: Remvox Limited

CGE 104: Invisible Systems

CGE 102: Helispeed

CGE 101: Mobetrics

CGE 111: EA Technology

Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University

Our new £26m Chemistry department has a host of research opportunities for budding graduates. See below for a full list of funded MSc by Research opportunities at the Lancaster University Chemistry Department. Lancaster University is a UK top ten university and recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. We are 9th in the UK for Chemistry (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) and 6th for student satisfaction.

Apply now to join a cohort of like-minded researchers, gain a further qualification, focus your career and gain £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company. The following research projects are all open for applications now (see individual adverts for deadlines) and are all delivered alongside partner organisations. You will gain either a Chemistry MSc by Research or Materials Science MSc by Research from the Chemistry department, Lancaster University.

NB some projects below may result in a different degree being awarded, see advert for details.

CGE 94: Liverpool ChiroChem Ltd

CGE 86: Kerax Ltd

CGE 91: EnviroSystems UK Ltd

CGE 115: Printed Cup Company

CGE 88: Clean Power Hydrogen

CGE 84: Cumbria Recycling

CGE 100: Lina Energy

Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster University Management School is one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation by the AACSB, EQUIS, the Association of MBAs and the Small Business Charter. We have several funded MSc by Research opportunities at the Lancaster University Management School, listed below. Lancaster University is a UK top ten university and recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.

Apply now to join a cohort of like-minded researchers, gain a further qualification, focus your career and gain £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company. The following research projects are all open for applications now (see individual adverts for deadlines) and are all delivered alongside partner organisations. You will gain an MSc in Innovation by Research from the Lancaster University Management School.

NB some projects below may result in a different degree being awarded, see advert for details.

CGE 101: Mobetrics

CGE 110: The Miles Consultancy

CGE 111: EA Technology