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This programme provides an opportunity for those 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 for those wishing to extend their knowledge in a specific area of Management Science or as preparation for PhD study or a specialist career in industry, government or consulting.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.


Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Assessment Methods

The assessment procedures for the taught components are the same as for the taught MSc programmes. A dissertation must be submitted by mid-September.


The Department of Management Science provides an extensive careers service and postgraduate students may expect to be eagerly sought after by employers. More than 40 major employers normally contact the Department each year to recruit. Many former students now hold senior positions in their organisation – as management scientists or as managers.

The Department has strong links with companies and organisations, many of which employ our alumni. Companies visit the department to make presentations and interview students as part of their selection process. In other instances, opportunities are advertised via the noticeboards and electronically on the student VLE. You are also asked to contact company recruitment offices directly.

Management Science, Operational Research, Logistics, Supply Chain and Market Analysis are seen by leading companies as the start of a fast track to promotion for high flyers with a numerate or scientific background. Experience has shown that if you have a postgraduate qualification, you will not only obtain a better starting job but will also receive more rapid promotion.

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Visit the Management Science - MRes page on the Lancaster University website for more details!





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