Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second class degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and should have taken first year university mathematics and statistics courses. If you do not meet all these criteria, but have relevant post-degree work experience and an enquiring mind, we would encourage you to apply.

Management Science (Operational Research); Management Science (Decision Sciences).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme (divided into two streams) is based in the Management Science Group (formerly known as Operational Research) and offers the following benefits:

The chance to choose options that reflect your interests.
Teaching which takes students up to the frontiers of research in management science.
Preparation for employment in management consultancies, major companies and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors.
An opportunity to learn about theory in action by engaging in an organisation based project.

This MSc will give you a firm grounding in management science techniques and enable you to develop interests in theoretical or applied areas of your choice. This includes the opportunity to study new developments in the area of your choice: operational research or decision sciences.

Graduates from the Group generally find ready employment in financial institutions, consultancies, government departments and software houses both here and overseas, while some go on to pursue academic careers.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Project report.25

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613