This programme will show you how to use mathematical techniques to tackle real-life problems ranging from scheduling flights and routing mobile phone calls to managing investments and minimising risks. Operational Research (OR) is an important skill that is in high demand.
Our intensive programme allows you to specialise in an area that best suits your career goals. In addition to this general MSc in Operational Research, the following degrees are offered:
This programme involves two taught semesters of compulsory and option courses followed by your dissertation project.
Courses previously offered include:
Fundamentals of Optimization
Fundamentals of Operational Research
Methodology, Modelling and Consulting Skills
Plus two courses from:
Probability and Statistics
Object-Oriented Programming with Applications
Optional courses are generally grouped into the following areas:
The skills you will learn are in demand by a vast range of high-profile organisations including consultancy firms, companies with operational research departments such as airlines or telecommunications providers, financial firms and the public sector.
Recent graduates have joined British Airways, the Government OR Service, Barclays, Deloitte, Capgemini and smaller specialised OR, finance and energy companies.
Industry-based dissertation projects
The dissertation projects of approximately half the students on this programme take place in public and private sector organisations. Other students choose a University-based project.