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What will I learn?

Course Overview

The Integrated PhD is a doctoral programme, typically lasting 4 years, for all students but especially for those from outside the UK. It includes at least one year of structured research and subject training. Training is concentrated in Year 1, but continues into Years 2 and 3. We know that many sponsors prefer students to have a thorough grounding in research methods and to improve their subject knowledge before concentrating on their research thesis - the Integrated PhD offers exactly that.

The Integrated PhD lays more emphasis than is usually the case in the UK on structured research and subject training (which are formally assessed).
Interim qualifications are offered to students who decide to leave before completing the full PhD or who are not thought suitable for doctoral study. These interim qualifications are the MRes degree and the MPhil.

Normally we expect students to take at least 4-5 years to complete all phases of the PhD. This makes it especially suitable for new graduates and for those who are not yet sure of their exact research topic.

Year 1 - The MRes degree

The MRes is a 'Masters in Research' degree, a taught Masters course typically lasting one year. This course is broken up into three parts, Part A consists of taught modules taken primarily from the masters programmes within Management Science or other suitable masters degree modules. Your selection of modules will be agreed with the programme director. Part B consists of the development of research methods skills.

Which department am I in?

Management Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£17,700.00 (18,23,928) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Lancaster University

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Students need to have an: IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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