Lancaster University - Faculty of Science and Technology

Introduction

Lancaster University is the top 1% of universities globally and is ranked 8th in the UK in the 2017 Guardian League Table.

Lancaster’s Faculty of Science and Technology is a community of eight departments engaged in world-leading research that makes a demonstrable difference to our economy and society. We have a strong and growing international profile, and we welcome students from around the world which creates a vibrant atmosphere and culturally diverse community.

With nearly 700 staff and 600 research students, the breadth and depth of research across our departments is extensive. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 80% of our research activity was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent. Underpinned by research, we offer a range of masters degree programmes taught by leading academics, at the cutting-edge of their field.

Are you ready to be one of our next generations of science and technology graduates to meet the needs of future global challenges?

We offer masters degrees in:

Computer Science Engineering
Data Science Statistics
Cyber Security Wireless Communication Systems
The Environment Ecology and Conservation
Psychology
Why not join our community of masters and research students in October?
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Programmes

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MSc

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  October 2017 United Kingdom Lancaster + 1 more

This programme will enhance students’ understanding in a range of current areas of computer science in relation to distributed systems (including topics such as Cloud and IoT), data science (related to big data analysis) and human and computers (i.e. HCI topics helping to design user centric systems). Study is enhanced through interaction with world-class researchers in their field through an initial three week placement with them and a subsequent project doing in-depth work and research in a chosen topic. Students are encouraged to collaborate with industrial partners and complete an MSc project in a professional environment. [+]

What Will You Study This programme will enhance students’ understanding in a range of current areas of computer science in relation to distributed systems (including topics such as Cloud and IoT), data science (related to big data analysis) and human and computers (i.e. HCI topics helping to design user centric systems). Study is enhanced through interaction with world-class researchers in their field through an initial three week placement with them and a subsequent project doing in-depth work and research in a chosen topic. Students are encouraged to collaborate with industrial partners and complete an MSc project in a professional environment. Students will further develop skills introduced at BSc level and will gain a greater level of independence along with a more rounded skillset on completion of the programme. Students will be offered the choice of whether to focus on either research or undertake industrial experience. There is a clear structure around the three themes of systems, data and humans. The programme will capitalise on the Department’s industry level facilities along with our reputable links with research infrastructures. Applicants need a CS background or similar. They must have programming experiences (such as JAVA and C++) and need to have knowledge at graduate level in Operating Systems, computer networking, distributed systems, HCI, databases. Ideally they would also have knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, data analysis and at least a basic understanding of maths. Course Structure You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below. Core Elements of Distributed Systems Advanced Human-Computer Interaction 1 Data Mining Systems Architecture and Integration Advanced Human-Computer Interaction 2 Applied Data Mining Dissertation Communication and Information Systems (by Research) Industrial Placement(s) Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Fees - Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year) UK/EU £7,390 £3,695 Overseas £18,100 n/a [-]

MSc Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  October 2017 United Kingdom Lancaster + 1 more

This course will focus on these miniaturised systems which are able to describe and diagnose a situation, detect critical conditions, and identify and address each other. They may also be energy autonomous and networked. Students will learn how to design micro sensors and actuators that are interfaced to physical, biological, chemical, thermal or electromagnetic systems. [+]

What Will You Study Silicon based electronics and embedded software now pervades the systems and devices we use on a daily basis and is the key enabling technology for internet based systems, automation and vehicle systems. Taking silicon based electronics to the next level by adding micro sensors, micro actuators, biology and novel materials is now one of the primary goals of engineers and scientists within the international electronics community. Advances have already been made through, for example, the integration of gyroscopes into mobile phones and the use of silicon micro mirrors in high definition displays. However, further advances over the coming years are expected to revolutionise health care, environmental monitoring, and energy by way of hand held devices for rapid detection of cancers, low cost toxin detection, and miniaturised energy harvesters (to replace batteries). This course will focus on these miniaturised systems which are able to describe and diagnose a situation, detect critical conditions, and identify and address each other. They may also be energy autonomous and networked. Students will learn how to design micro sensors and actuators that are interfaced to physical, biological, chemical, thermal or electromagnetic systems. Students will also study: methods of building control loops and associated software; the design of analogue and digital electronic interfaces; and, the manufacture of novel packaging technologies. Applications in health care and medical diagnostics, automotive and aerospace, energy and environment, industrial control and consumer electronics will also be studied. The dissertation will be on a major industrial project. This will allow you to extend your knowledge by exploring an area that especially interests you, whilst giving you experience of the way in which a complete product or process requirement in industry would be addressed. Modules: Smart Systems Intelligent Control Advanced Embedded Systems High Frequency Electronics Linking Group Project* Micro-system and System on Chip *Part-time students substitute the linking project with an optional Engineering module chosen from the Department portfolio. Fees - Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year) UK/EU £7,390 £3,695 Overseas £18,100 n/a [-]

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  October 2017 United Kingdom Lancaster + 1 more

The course comprises advanced topics in mechanical engineering with modules spanning engineering science, design and technology. The modules have been developed to complement departmental research along with our strong industrial links. [+]

What Will You Study Mechanical Engineering combines scientific principles, mathematics and 'realisation'. Scientific principles underpin all aspects of engineering, while mathematics is the language used to quantify and optimise solutions. Realisation encapsulates the whole range of creative abilities which distinguish the engineer from the scientist; to conceive, make and actually bring to fruition something which has never existed before. The course comprises advanced topics in mechanical engineering with modules spanning engineering science, design and technology. The modules have been developed to complement departmental research along with our strong industrial links. Modules and projects are delivered by academic staff having international expertise in their discipline. This course will appeal to students progressing directly from undergraduate study in engineering or related fields; to more experienced professionals wishing to update their skills; to engineering graduates/professionals holding an accredited bachelor's degree and seeking to fulfil the academic requirements for Chartered Engineering (CEng) registration with the UK Engineering Council (ECUK). Course Structure You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below. Core Introduction Module Design and Modelling of Systems Renewable Energy Mechanics and Actuators Intelligent System Control Advanced CAD/CAM Linking Project Dissertation (90 credits) Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Fees - Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year) UK/EU £7,390 £3,695 Overseas £18,100 n/a [-]

MSc Wireless Communication Systems

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36  October 2017 United Kingdom Lancaster + 1 more

This programme is intended for graduates in engineering or science-related disciplines, such as Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Control, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, who are seeking advanced knowledge and specialised skills in wireless communication systems. Students will take part in a blend of academic courses with the opportunity for practical experience and professional training, all of which can be applied to a research or industrial career in mobile and wireless communications. [+]

What Will You Study The flourishing market place for mobile networks has meant that the telecommunication companies are making their largest profits from this sector of the industry. Therefore, demand for jobs and for trained engineers to fill those jobs remains very high. This programme is intended for graduates in engineering or science-related disciplines, such as Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Control, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, who are seeking advanced knowledge and specialised skills in wireless communication systems. Students will take part in a blend of academic courses with the opportunity for practical experience and professional training, all of which can be applied to a research or industrial career in mobile and wireless communications. Students will develop an advanced level of knowledge and a variety of specialised skills which will include practical experience and professional training of the subject. Students taking this programme will gain the ability to apply theoretical concepts to practical scenarios defined by companies, as well as developing a working knowledge in a wide spectrum of wireless communication systems, telecommunications and signal processing. Whilst many of the modules start from the basic concepts, which ensures that students can progress well even without a strong background in communications, advanced concepts of communication systems will be focused, which will equip students with a state-of-the-art-understanding for modern wireless communications. This programme is taught in our InfoLab21 building, one of the UK’s leading centres of ICT excellence in research and education. InfoLab21 also houses the Knowledge Business Centre (KBC), a business incubation and knowledge transfer suite that provides a close link between research and industry in mobile, wireless communications and computing technologies. Students will be given the opportunity to work closely with some of the Companies housed in the KBC for their industrial placement: a three-week work experience scheme that complements our master programmes. InfoLab21 is a well-equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development. Course Structure You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below. Core Speech and Image Coding Digital Signal Processing Advanced Filtering Systems Advanced Communication Systems Industrial Placement(s) Dissertation Communication and Information Systems (by Research) Research Methods Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Fees - Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year) UK/EU £7,390 £3,695 Overseas £18,100 n/a [-]

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Lancaster University

Lancaster, England, LA1 4YR GB
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