Research projects leading to the award of a PhD or Masters by Research are available in all areas of the biological, geographical and environmental sciences within the Lancaster Environment Centre. Research programmes allow students to focus on a specific area of interest whilst also undergoing appropriate research training.
Research within LEC is organised into five inter disciplinary research themes. Within each theme there are many specialist research groups. These are headed by permanent staff and usually supported by post doctoral research associates and technicians. Students become an integral part of these teams and benefit from the intellectual and laboratory support. Each research student is allocated a supervisory team who will support you through your studies. You’ll become part of a vibrant research environment, contributing directly to the research achievements of LEC.
LEC has 150 full and part time PhD and Masters by Research students who contribute to a vibrant research environment and the research achievements of LEC. We welcome enquiries and applications from well-qualified graduates throughout the world who wish to join this thriving research community.
Masters by Research
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
3-4 years full-time, 4-7 years part-time.
Applicants for our Postgraduate Research degrees require a First-class or 2.1 (Hons) degree, or Masters degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.
Funded PhD Studentships are available throughout the year, please consult Funded Opportunties for further details.
To discuss further please consult the LEC PG Office, for general enquiries please consult the FAQ page.