This programme will help you develop professionally in the theory and practice of statistics and operational research (OR), providing the foundations for a successful career.
This programme will prepare you for work in areas such as the medical and health industry, government, the financial sector and any other area where modern statistical tools and OR techniques are used. You will also develop the wider skills required for solving problems, working in teams and time management.
You will be able to identify appropriate statistical or operational techniques, which can be applied to practical problems, and will acquire extensive skills in modelling using the packages R for Statistics and Arena for simulation. In addition, you will acquire the ability to use high-level applications in Excel.
This MSc consists of lecture-based courses and practical, lab-based courses. You will be assessed by exams, written reports, programming assignments and a dissertation project. The set of courses available is subject to review in order to maintain a modern and relevant MSc programme.
Previous compulsory courses for 2016-17:
Computing for Statistics
Fundamentals of Operational Research
Fundamentals of Optimization
Likelihood and Generalised Linear Models
Methodology, Modelling and Consulting Skills
Statistical Regression Models
Statistical Theory or Bayesian Theory
Previous option courses for 2016-17 include:
The Analysis of Survival Data
Categorical Data Analysis
Computing for Operational Research and Finance
Large Scale Optimization for Data Science
Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition
Multivariate Data Analysis
Operational Research in the Airline Industry
Operational Research in Telecommunications
Stochastic Models in Biology
Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
This programme is ideal for students who wish to apply their statistics and operational research knowledge within a wide range of sectors including the medical and health sector, government and finance. The advanced problem-solving skills you will develop will be highly prized by many employers.
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.