What Will You Study

This programme offers an ideal preparation for someone wishing to:

  • Research a topic in depth, as preparation for a PhD in Management Science


  • Lay the foundations for a specialist job in government, industry or consulting

This 12-month programme provides an opportunity for students with some familiarity with the theory and techniques of Management Science to extend their knowledge of methodology and applications and carry out an extended piece of desk research.

The MRes may be taken as a stand-alone programme, suitable for students wishing to extend their knowledge in some specific area of Management Science, or those with extensive practical experience wishing to research on the more theoretical aspects of the work.

The MRes programme entails taking appropriate lectures and assessments drawn from the taught postgraduate programmes in the Department of Management Science or the wider School. If you are intending to specialise in Operational Research the modules will be drawn from those offered in the department's postgraduate programmes. If you are considering the other specialist areas such Operations Management Information Systems, the MRes will include appropriate modules from other programmes within the Management School. These will be chosen by agreement between you and the programme director, based upon your intended field of research and gaps in your current knowledge.