Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Medical Sciences

During this course students will undertake a 9 month research project, with a 3 month write up of their dissertation. We will train students in how to design, conduct, analyse and write up a medical sciences-related research project. Supervisors will be drawn from our academic staff. Depending on the project this may also involve partners from a local NHS trust. Students will learn to design and report independent and original research, to critically evaluate relevant literature, to develop problem solving skills, to analyse research data, to communicate the results of research, to understand scholarly conventions in the discipline area, and to have respect for intellectual integrity and the ethics of research.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject area. Candidates with a lower 2nd Class degree may be invited to interview to assess suitability. Applications from intercalating medical students are welcome also. For international students: IELTS 6.5 score overall (with no less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent qualification.

Assessment methods

Original research and thesis, viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 12,620 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 593936