Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Operational Research and Management Science

This programme aims to provide you with the analytical skills essential to support data analysis, decision making and planning. This programme is ideal if you wish to work in business analytics, decision support, industrial engineering, operational research and management science. Our strong connections to industry and government ensure that what you learn on this programme has a highly practical focus, both in teaching and in the 3-month MSc summer projects. Graduates from the programme are in high demand, and recruited to organisations in many sectors, including roles in financial institutions, insurance, industry, retail, government, and consultancies.

Entry requirements

A degree 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. Where English is not the native langauge/langauge of instruction: IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

Course modules

Subject areas include: Applying statistical models in business; computer simulation; forecasting; introduction to operational research and management science; optimisation and heuristics; problem solving skills for consultants; problem structuring; pricing analytics and revenue management; stochastic modelling; spreadsheet modelling.

Sponsorship information

10 EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) training awards are available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593840