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Entry requirements

A relevant UK Masters degree with the a minimum of 65% overall and 65% in the dissertation, or a non-UK Masters degree, graded at the equivalent level.

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

Additional Requirements

As part of your application you also need to provide a viable research proposal of up to 5000 words which has potential to make a significant contribution to prior literature.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Do you want to use advanced technical skills to solve problems in the world of management science? Join our global group of high potential scholars using quantitative analytical skills to address complex modern problems.

Our innovative research focuses on Operations Research, Management Science, Business Analytics, Operations Management, Information Systems and Project Management. We have particular strengths in the following areas:

  • Marketing Analytics and Forecasting
  • Health Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Optimisation
  • Simulation and Stochastic Modelling
  • Transport and Logistics.

As part of our friendly and thriving community of staff and students, you will enjoy access to state-of-the-art databases, a research training seminar series, dedicated office space, scientific computing facilities, and IT support. You will exchange ideas and holistic views through workshops, conferences, seminars and communal group working, and benefit from the support of a final year student during your first few months to help you settle in.

We take the lead through our research centres including the Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, the Centre for Productivity and Efficiency, the Centre for Technological Futures and the Centre for Transport and Logistics. Our staff incorporate insights from their latest research into their teaching, and their links with industry will also help to boost your career prospects. For example, we regularly hear about exciting opportunities for data scientists.

You will receive specialised support by two supervisors as you research and write your thesis. In addition to your thesis, an oral examination will form an integral part of the assessment of your doctoral research.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    (part-time option also available)

Course contact details

Name
LUMS Admissions
Email
lums@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1524 592938