Applicants should hold a 2:1 at undergraduate level and a Merit at Master’s level in a relevant discipline, from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
January, September, May
The Management Science group at Kent Business School is one of Europe’s leading centres in the areas of location analysis and transportation and logistics. Particular interests of the staff include discrete and continuous location, routing problems, including green or reverse logistics, and the design of heuristic and exact solution methods. The group is also known in the areas of soft OR, research metrics, big data, data envelopment analysis, and environmental management.
The group is also known in the areas of soft OR, research metrics, big data, data envelopment analysis, and environmental management. We welcome student research projects on a variety of topics including:
- Location analysis
- Routing problems
- Critical Infrastructure Protection
- Environmental management
- Operations management
- Multivariate analysis
- Big data
- Insurance/warranty data analysis and management
- Research metrics
- Soft OR
- Data envelopment analysis and performance measurement
Students working on relevant research topics in logistics or performance measurement are invited to join the Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation or the Anglo-Chinese Business and Management Centre, respectively.
The group is a member of NATCOR and students can attend a wide range of courses and workshops in the field of operational research and management science. Students interested in more mathematical topics are advised to follow the ‘Operational Research’ programme while those interested in more applied topics or operations management are advised to choose ‘Management Science’.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Kent Business School
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