Lancaster University: Natural Sciences
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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
This programme offers an academic training route for graduates seeking to perform leading fundamental and technologically relevant research that transcends the traditional discipline boundaries linking one or more other disciplines with chemistry. Options include biology and medicine, computation, engineering, physics and subjects offered by the Lancaster Environment Centre. A substantial amount of research addresses research questions that fall between the boundaries of traditional disciplines. Real-world problems require a multi-disciplinary approach, and research expertise at the interfaces of these disciplines is essential to delivering impactful solutions. A natural sciences PhD will capture and give expression to such research training.
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Upper 2nd Class undergraduate or Master's degree in chemistry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline such as biochemistry, biophysics, physics, computation or chemical engineering, appropriate to the proposed research project. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent (lower grade admissions may be possible via separate pre-sessional English courses).
Assessment methods include original research and thesis.
Master of Science - MSc (PG)
We offer you an exciting opportunity to undertake and manage your own 12-month research project, gain valuable laboratory experience and forge important relationships in the professional sphere.
Areas of research fall within (but are not limited to) the diverse portfolio of our academic staff chemistry, engineering, physics, health and medicine.
We provides you with the knowledge and technical skills to produce sustained and original work - work that will underpin progression in your chosen career. At the core of this is your independent research project, in which you will produce new and original data to make a solid contribution to the scientific community.
Our degree format includes nine months of full-time laboratory work as part of a research team, followed by a three-month writing up period. You will be mentored by academics from one or more departments; and offered further opportunities for learning via our graduate training programme.
The dissertation, and a viva voce assessment, will showcase your knowledge and understanding of your chosen research area whilst also demonstrating your ability to critically evaluate existing literature.
You will be supported by your supervisor(s) at every stage: identifying gaps in your knowledge base (and working together to fill them), helping you to develop practical skills, increasing your data analysis skills, and guiding the writing up of your dissertation.
As well as developing intellectual, practical and transferable skills, Lancasters Natural Sciences MSc by Research will endow you with authoritative knowledge on a specific subject. You will gain a practical understanding of advanced research techniques, and develop competence in applying these to the development and management of your own research project.
Our graduates are highly-regarded for their communication skills, analytical ability, confidence in critical evaluation, and their competence in interpreting data. This opens doors to careers in charities, government or industry, and provides an excellent grounding for further academic research (such as undertaking a PhD).
If you thrive on independent learning and youve identified an area of research that you wish to pursue, we are keen to hear from you. Please contact one of our research team leaders, whose interests align with your own, to discuss the proposed focus of your research undertaking.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Science (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics or a related subject) or Engineering. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree will be considered on an individual basis.
Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community and offers a wealth of both taught and research study options across a wide range of subject areas. We place an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and encourage collaboration, giving students access to expert teaching and research support and training from across the University.
Our international community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries across the world and more than 148,000 alumni in over 180 countries worldwide. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values ...
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