Dissertation: MSc Management Science
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
All members of the Management Science Group are involved in dissertation support.
MSc Management Science students only. Cannot be taken with OR440 Applied Management Science.
The aim of the dissertation is for students to pursue an independent piece of research within the field of management science. The dissertation is a quantitative or qualitative investigation in the field. It may be either a theoretical or empirical piece of research. Students must obtain the approval of their advisor before embarking on any research.
Arrangements for students
Advisors will normally be allocated according to student dissertation proposals, and it is the student's responsibility to find a suitable dissertation adviser who will advise the student, help provide information and bibliography and identify likely problems with the proposed research. Students may expect to see their supervisors in both individual and group sessions, but should note that supervision is not available after the end of ST. Dissertation guidelines will be issued to students during MT.
Students with any queries on this area should contact their dissertation advisor.
Students are required to submit Dissertation Plans to their supervisor in LT and ST.
Two paper copies of the dissertation must be handed in to the MS Group on a specified date in late August/early September. An electronic version of the dissertation must also be submitted. The word limit for the dissertation is 10,000 words. The dissertation is critical to assessment.