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Mr Adrian Smith

Email: a.j.smith@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1014

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£4,400 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£20,250 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

Interdisciplinary: not an assessed unit
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Management Science and Innovation MRes

The Management Science and Innovation MRes forms the first year of a four year PhD at UCL. It is designed to provide students with training in research methods together with an advanced understanding of management related issues, to enable them to conduct insightful and interesting independent research in this field.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students gain an advanced understanding of the academic literature relevant to technology management and innovation, including strategy, operations research, and organisational behaviour, together with the disciplines underlying these topics, such as Statistics, Economics, Psychology and Sociology. They develop the qualitative and quantitative research skills necessary for rigorous study and research.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Management Science & Innovation offers a unique research and education programme with a focus on technology management, innovation, creation/growth of technology-intensive organisations, operations research, and entrepreneurship.

In 2008, the department relocated to the stunning new Engineering Front Building on UCL's Gower Street campus. As well as academic offices, meeting rooms and a suite of teaching rooms, the building has a large social study space and café available to UCL students.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme offers two pathways: Operations Research and Management of Innovation. Operations Research: Core modules (75 credits) and a research dissertation (105 credits). Management of Innovation: Core modules (30 credits), optional modules (45 credits) and a research dissertation (105 credits).

Core Modules

  • CALT: Professional Skills
  • CALT: Research Skills
  • Technical Skills: Statistical Models and Data Analysis
  • Technical Skills: Decision and Risk
  • Technical Skills: Operations and Supply Chain Management


  • Strategy and Economics: Strategy Process
  • Strategy and Economics: Strategy Content
  • Strategy and Economics: Microeconomics
  • OR:
  • Behavioural Sciences: Micro-organisational Behaviour
  • Behavioural Sciences: Macro-organisational Behaviour
  • Behavioural Sciences: Judgement and Decision Making


All MRes students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a substantial dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through seminars, workshops, private reading and group discussions. Students also participate in departmental research seminars, to gain exposure to a wide range of academics from a variety of disciplines and institutions. Assessment is through coursework (including literature reviews, design studies and data analysis) and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A first-class UK Bachelor's degree in business, science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or a related subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

It is recommended that you submit your application using the UCL online application form as this significantly speeds up the process.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in Business, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related subject. The MRes is designed as a 1+3 programme and will only be open to students who intend to continue on to the PhD programme at UCL.


The programme is designed to enhance career prospects through the advanced study of business and organisations, and draws on the knowledge and skills gained from a first degree. It envisages educating graduates who can make an early and substantial contribution to their future employer.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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