This twelve-month programme provides an opportunity for students with some familiarity with the theory and techniques of management science to extend their knowledge of methodology and applications and carry out an extended piece of desk research.
The MRes may be taken as a stand-alone programme, suitable for academic staff wishing to extend their knowledge in some specific area of management science, or those with extensive practical experience wishing to research on the more theoretical aspects of the work.
This programme offers an ideal preparation for someone wishing to
research a topic in depth, as preparation for a PhD in Management Science or
lay the foundations for a specialist job in government, industry or consulting.
For excellently qualified candidates from the EU, scholarships are available.
The MRes programme entails taking appropriate lectures and assessments drawn from the taught postgraduate programmes in the Department of Management Science or the wider School. If you are intending to specialise in operational research the modules will be drawn from those offered in the Department's postgraduate programmes. If you are considering operations management, systems and information management the MRes will include appropriate modules from other programmes within the Management School. These will be chosen by agreement between you and the programme director, based upon your intended field of research and gaps in your current knowledge.
Coursework takes up to 40% of the student's programme. The remainder of the year is spent in a review of the literature and a supervised research project. You must present an acceptable dissertation describing the research done.
The assessment procedures for the taught components are the same as for the taught MSc programmes. A dissertation must be submitted on the research by mid-September.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The entry requirement for the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the MSc Management Science and Marketing Analytics and the MSc Operational Research and Management Science is normally a first or good second class honours degree in a quantitative subject. Students with first degrees in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering and management science are regularly admitted, and applicants from other disciplines who can show evidence of quantitative problem solving skills are encouraged to apply.
English language requirements
Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.
Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:
IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element
Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C
ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)
Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.
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