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Operational Research with Data Science MSc


University of Edinburgh    School of Mathematics

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Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

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Programme description

This programme will show you how to use mathematical techniques to tackle real-life problems ranging from scheduling flights and routing mobile phone calls, over optimising power systems and logistic networks, to managing investments and minimising risks.

Operational Research (OR) is an important skill that is in high demand.

The MSc in Operational Research with Data Science is a new, forward-looking programme that delivers high-quality training in operational research, optimization and statistics.

You will have strong technical skills in these areas and the ability to apply them using appropriate software.

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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


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We are one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, with an innovative educational environment and a vibrant academic community. We are home to internationally excellent researchers and are proud of the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand, and with close links to industry and weekly employability events, our graduates leave with all the attributes they need to take the next step.

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The breadth of our MSc offering allows you to choose a programme that will help you launch your career in industry or continue into research. On all of our programmes, you will develop your existing skillset and expand your network. Whether you want to work in data science, technology, finance, consultancy, or academia, our MSc programmes will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need.

You will be taught by expert academics who are conducting leading research in their field, and our wide range of available courses allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests.

We have excellent connections with industry, and for some programmes offer the opportunity to complete your dissertation in collaboration with organisations and work on real-life problems. Weekly employability events are hosted to support your development, ranging from CV writing support and networking advice, to alumni career showcases and presentations from popular employers.

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  • The University of Edinburgh is currently ranked 16th in the world and consistently ranks in the top 20. (QS World Rankings 2022)
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