Taught course

Management Science and Operations

University of Cambridge · Judge Business School

Entry requirements

Prior work experience is not required but relevant work experience is appreciated.

The minimum standard required is a First Class Honours or equivalent. This equates to a CGPA of 3.7/4.0. A degree with honours in a discipline with a strong quantitative orientation (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, mathematical economics) will normally be expected.

Degree-level mathematical training is expected.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil in Management Science & Operations programme consists of:

  • four core courses
  • two electives
  • 12,000 word dissertation

MPhil in Management Science & Operations students have the opportunity to take courses in four Cambridge faculties:

  1. the Faculty of Business and Management
  2. the Faculty of Mathematics
  3. the Faculty of Economics
  4. the Faculty of Engineering

In addition to coursework the programme offers hands-on research training. Students will work closely with a faculty member on a research topic and write a 12,000 word dissertation, counting for a third of their total mark.

Assessment will be by written examination, project, or coursework, depending upon the nature of the particular module. The exact composition will be determined in advance by the co-ordinator for the particular module, in consultation with the MPhil in Management Science & Operations Programme Director. In the final assessment, each module will have equal weight; the dissertation is equivalent to three taught courses.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Judge Business School
+44 (0)1223 339700
+44 (0)1223 339701