M.Res. On Campus

Management Science

Lancaster University - Management School

12 months
25360 GBP/year
13650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As a student on the Management Science course at Lancaster University - Management School, you will be learn how to research a topic in depth, as preparation for a PhD in Management Science. It can also lay the foundations for a specialist job in government, industry or consulting.


Key facts

This course may be taken as a stand-alone programme, and is ideal if you wish to extend your knowledge in some specific area of Management Science, or if you have extensive practical experience and wish to research on the more theoretical aspects of the work.

Learning outcomes

The Management Science programme at Lancaster University - Management School involves a mixture of taught modules, and a supervised research project and literature review.

The MRes programme entails taking the core modules listed on the next tab, as well as 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 Operations Management, Systems and Information Management, 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.

Coursework takes up to 40% of the programme. The remainder of the year is spent undertaking a literature review and a supervised research project and dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Research Design in Management
  • Searching for Information in Management Research
  • MRes in Management Science Dissertation
  • The Production of Managerial Knowledge II: Analysing management in practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25360 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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