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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Degree: Masters by research
Start Date: 2020/10/01
Duration: 12 months
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Lancaster University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Students can begin this programme at any time of the academic year, as agreed with their supervisor. Students define and manage an independent research project which will equip them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level, or for advanced level applied research positions in a range of organisations. The programme is flexible to support learning in a variety of educational and practical research contexts: either on campus or in industry. There is a period of induction with a project supervisor where students will complete a learning plan and assess their research training development needs. At the end of the 3rd month (full-time) or 6th month (part-time) students will submit a report which will enable their supervisor to offer formative feedback on their writing skills, progress to date and ability to synthesise information. Students will complete a dissertation based on their research.
2:1 (Hons) degree (UK) or equivalent, supplimented by a Masters qualification, in a relevant subject. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS (or equivalent qualification) score of 6.5, although lower grade admissions may be possible via separate pre-sessional English courses.
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Lancaster.
About this university
Around 3000 student attend the university from outside the UK coming from around 100 different countries. As well as the student union, there is also wellbeing and support groups to help students adapt to their new home and groups dealing with sports and cultures from around the world. There is help to adapt to life in the city and in the UK as well as practical assistance available with matters such as immigration paperwork and visas. Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) is the heart of student life outside the classroom at the university. There is no central building for the union apart from an administration area and each college has its own branch. There are some 200 societies operating within the university ranging from the student union newspaper, established in 1967 and being the oldest student media on campus to sports, arts, political and cultural organisations. The students union is also responsible for the organisation of fairs and balls during the year. There are a number of different sports available to students through the university and most of the teams take part in the various university and college leagues. There is an annual Roses Tournament against the team from the University of York, taking its name from the 15th century civil war called the War of the Roses between the two counties.