Management Science

MRes

  • Entry Year 2023 or 2022
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

Businesses, organisations and governments are now turning to quantitative and qualitative analytics to solve complex problems. Research is being used to inform or justify action like never before.

This programme is designed for those with some familiarity with management science theory and techniques. It’s ideal for those wishing to pursue a PhD or a specialist career in government, industry or consulting.

Our department has a broad spectrum of interests with staff incorporating insights from cutting-edge projects into their teaching. We take the lead in the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency and the Centre for Transport and Logistics. This means you can benefit from these three research centres’ extensive and diverse research experience.

You will join a group of high-potential scholars from across the world. Together you will learn how to use advanced technical skills to solve real problems and find new ways to move forward. We combine taught and research elements to develop a focused approach to research. You will study research methodologies, techniques and design approaches in organisational settings.

All our students study Research Methods, Research Design in Management, Searching for Information in Management Research and Analysing Management in Practice. We will then support you in the development of your management science research proposal. This forms the basis of your four-month-long dissertation.

You can take this degree as a stand-alone programme. You can choose to use it to extend your knowledge in some specific area of Management Science. Or if you have extensive practical experience, it can focus on researching the more theoretical aspects of the work.

Our graduates leave able to see research as a process of social communication. They are familiar with a wide range of information sources and databases used by business and management researchers.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics and/or Statistics, including Science, Engineering, Economics, and Computer Science. Business and Management degrees with a strong quantitative component may also be considered.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

Fees and Funding

We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2023/24 entry fees have not yet been set.

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

THE World University Rankings by subject
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#70 in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

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