Entry requirements

A relevant Master's degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


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. This programme can open doors to forecasting, artificial intelligence and our PhD graduates have secured roles at companies such as Google and Amazon.

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 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. Your PhD will be awarded on completion of your thesis and after a successful defence of your work at a viva examination.

If you would like to apply, please read our read our research and supervisor pages to match your research interests to our supervision specialisms. However applications are welcome in all fields of Management Science.

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

LUMS Admissions
+44(0)1524 592938