What Will You Study
The doctoral programme in Management Science offers students the ideal opportunity to research in-depth as a prelude to an academic or consulting career.
The programme is highly interactive with a large number of students in operational research, operations management, and information systems and e-business. There are many opportunities to interact with faculty, industry, and co-students, both formal and informal. This offers a supportive environment in which to study.
For highly qualified students both home, EU and overseas, scholarships are available. In particular, the department has a large number of enhanced studentships available for UK students. Students may also be funded through scholarships from their home employer.
Each student will have a member of staff appointed as a supervisor to guide the research study. Where it is helpful two supervisors may be appointed. Part-time students working a significant distance from Lancaster may additionally have a local research adviser.
Specialist areas include:
- Forecasting and Market Modelling
- Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management and Modelling
- Transport and Logistics
- Health Systems
- Information Systems and Technology
Fully qualified applicants may embark directly on PhD or MPhil programmes, but for those who need further training we have MRes and MSc options, which can be used as a route to PhD.