Be paid to do a Masters by Research
at UK top ten university

Lancaster University is a UK Top Ten university and the 2018 University of the Year (Sunday Times Good University Guide). The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation brings together academic expertise and industry R&D to offer funded one year Masters by Research projects to ambitious and competent candidates. Through the Centre, you can launch your career in research and development and make a significant contribution to the global challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

The Centre's pioneering post-graduate programme is designed to give graduates enviable opportunities to kick-start a well-paid career in the UK and overseas, by linking doctoral-level research with an ambitious and growing enterprises.

We are seeking innovative people prepared to work in challenging roles, to embed themselves in a partnership between academia and business, to undertake intensive R&D on a specific research project and add real value to the business, whilst expanding their own knowledge.

  • Receive £15,000 tax-free stipend per year
  • Receive a contribution to your postgraduate tuition fees paid by your partner business - see individual project advert for further details
  • Undertake a substantive collaborative project with a business with a base in the Northwest of England
  • Become part of a cohort of graduates working with an award-winning team on business-led R&D
  • Be in an enviable position to develop a long-term well-paid career
  • Gain a postgraduate qualification from a world-leading university
  • Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas


Masters by Research: Exploring innovative outlets for paper mill waste by-products

Masters by Research: Production of useful raw materials from the pyrolysis of waste plastics.

Masters by Research: Is my water clean enough to drink? Investigation of the effectiveness on health of rapid water testing techniques.

Masters by Research: Optimisation of the electrical efficiency of a patented water electrolyser design for the generation, separation and storage of hydrogen as a fuel.

Masters by Research: Using artificial intelligence to identify non-compliance against engineering standards for railways

Masters by Research: Water conservation treatments to maintain plant health within water limiting environments

Masters by Research: Post-consumer waste streams - developing a circular economy

Masters by Research: Examination of the use of cheap, renewable non-toxic iron catalysts to manufacture spiroheterocycles

Masters by Research: Applying Smart City and IoT technology in the Lake District National Park

Masters by Research: Smart Heating Controls for Commercial Properties Utilising IoT Technologies, AI and Machine Learning

Masters by Research: Evaluating a Range of Bio Adjuvant Products for use in Organic and Conventional Crop Production

Masters by Research: Development of a Cutting Edge Video Analytics System that will be Capable of Detecting Birds Landing within the Field of View of a CCTV Camera

Masters by Research: Development of Innovative Medical Testing Device

Masters by Research: Recycling and Reuse of Powders for Various Applications in Additively Manufactured Products

Masters by Research: Development of a Control System for Bird Deterrence

Masters by Research: Feasibility Assessment of a Small Scale Hydro Scheme