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Complete a Computer Science Masters by Research

Get paid to gain a Masters degree with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University, The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018.


Location: Lancaster

What you will be doing

This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University and Bio-Shape Ltd.  They are developing their capabilities into waste management, analysing high-value biomolecules from waste streams to help companies transition towards a circular economy.

Focussing on spent coffee grounds, this project will look to develop software with machine learning capabilities to analyse complex polysaccharide from food waste. The skills learned in this project will be in high demand as the European consumer market moves towards sustainable products from low-carbon processes significantly changing the manufacturing landscape across Europe.

Whilst at Lancaster University, you will be part of a UK top ten university and a recognised University of the Year 2018 by The Sunday Times. Plus, they're 6th in the UK for Chemical Engineering (The Guardian University Guide 2019) and boast state of the art facilities and equipment in our new engineering building.

  • You will work in collaboration with Bio-Shape Ltd; a start-up company developed by academics from Manchester and Liverpool Universities to support the biotechnology industry.
    You will be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D
  • You will gain your Masters from a Top Ten University, recognised as The Sunday Times University of the Year 2018 and gain £15,000 along with a tuition fee contribution from your partner company.
  • You will finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas
    You will gain commercial experience whilst qualifying with a Masters degree.

What you will have

We are looking for graduates who have a minimum 2:1 degree in Computer Science, Software Development, Statistics or a related discipline. The successful candidate should ensure they will be able to begin this project in October 2019. 

  • You have a 2:1 degree or above in a related discipline
  • You have a desire to complete a Masters
  • You have a keen interest in engineering and real-world applications
  • You are willing to study and work for a year

Company benefits: Tax free salary • Reduced tuition fees • Gain a Masters from a Top Ten University

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

Complete a funded Masters by research at Lancaster University.


Centre for Global Eco Innovation Overview



The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University has over 60 live PhD and Masters research projects, all linked with external partners. This cohort has regular socials, residential events and informal meetings to create a social and supportive working atmosphere. Through this peer network, researchers can find support and advice when challenges are faced.



Previous researchers have gone onto a variety of successful positions. Some of these are at Lancaster University and other research institutions, others are with their partner organisations. Some are now in the commercial world working with exciting businesses, helping to develop new technologies and concepts. 


These projects are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and subject to funding confirmation.

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