What will I learn?

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. 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.

Careers

The KBS PhD programme is designed to provide a thorough training for research careers in academia or industry. Our students generally take up academic appointments in UK or international higher education institutions or work in policy or industry settings.

Which department am I in?

Kent Business School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£16,800.00 (US$ 22,770) per year
For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Medway Campus

University of Kent at Medway,

The Medway Building Chatham Maritime,

Chatham,

Medway,

ME4 4AG, England

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£16,800.00 (US$ 22,770) per year
For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Canterbury Campus

University of Kent,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

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, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component). TOEFL: 90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in R&S; 21 in W; 20 in L).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Kent

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  • Vibrant, diverse student body from 150+ countries
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