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Master's study in Management Science

Specialist Master's with a real-world focus, developing quantitative modelling, systems thinking and consulting skills – ideal for careers in operations, supply chain, market analytics and decision support.

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About our Master's programmes

We offer four taught MSc programmes focussing on Management Science and Business Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Project Management, and Digital Business, Innovation and Management. These all last for twelve months full-time and are designed for people who wish to work in areas such as business analytics, decision support, industrial engineering, supply chain, logistics management, operational research, management science, project management, and business process analysis.

Our MSc programmes combine five themes in quantitative modelling, systems thinking, consulting skills, real-world focus, and information technology.

We also offer a Master's by research and a part-time MSc in Manufacturing Leadership in partnership with The Manufacturing Institute.

The benefits

A few of the reasons why Lancaster stands out from the rest.

Master's Courses

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Connected to Business

Our Master's students have the opportunity to undertake a live project with a real company, letting you put your skills into practice in a meaningful way, while gaining valuable experience. Recent projects include developing a simulation model for the NHS to better understand bed occupancy, developing a prostate cancer pathway modelling for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS foundation, evaluating the effect of golf ball technology on player performance, and using system dynamics to measure the impact of uncertainty in construction projects.

Further examples of our MSc projects include:

  • Using system dynamics to understand the impact of emergent information systems on enterprise agility
  • Simulating the annual LUMS Triathlon event to compare options for competitor scheduling
  • Discrete Event Simulation of patient pathways for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment for Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Input Model Uncertainty Assessment: A Study Within the Automotive Industry - for Ford Motor Company
  • Developing a Queueing Model for Vehicles Required in Police Districts
  • Modelling the emergency response service in Blackpool Division for North West Ambulance Service

Globally recognised

We're ranked in the QS World University Rankings 2024 Master's in Business Analytics top 100, placing 6th in the UK for Value for Money, 9th in the UK for Employability, and #71-80 overall, 8th in the UK.

QS Master's in Business Analytics rankings
QS Master's in Business Analytics Top 100