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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.
This programme is suitable for those wishing to carry out a short, in depth research project, and not attend taught programmes. The programme consists 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.
Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. Industry based experience will be considered, with demonstration of appropriate skills. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score 6.5 or equivalent or equivalent qualification.
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.