In an age of rapid technological development, Operations Research is an essential field. Offered with the Faculty of Science, this interdisciplinary programme is open to students with undergraduate backgrounds in arts, commerce, engineering or science.
Our graduates are in return, versatile. This research qualification develops your ability to solve problems, think critically, and adopt the fundamentals of the field: minimise risk, make organisations more effective, and ultimately, respond to ongoing demand in both public and private sectors.
The MOR is a research masters programme. You will have to complete a 120 point thesis, as carried out under the guidance of a supervisor, within the allocated timeframe.
Thesis submission dates for full-time students:
It is recommended that you consult a member of our academic staff about your proposed thesis topic beforehand.
Operations Research is an extensive, multidisciplinary field, allowing you to work in a variety of industries, particularly where big data is prominent – future career possibilities may even be tailored to your personal interests. Your advanced skills in self-directed research will additionally provide confidence to adapt to any new applications that may arise.
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Further study options
Rapid technological change has created an increasing range of applications for Operations Research. This programme meets industry needs by enabling students from a range of undergraduate backgrounds to gain the fundamental skills needed to become versatile practitioners.
Core topics such as optimisation under uncertainty, searching techniques, financial statistics and computational algorithms are covered, showing the direct influence of the field. The PGDipOR additionally provides the foundations to pursue further study in the research-based Master of Operations Research.
This is a 120 point taught programme that requires the following:
The PGDipOR is largely seen as a pathway for future study. While it can boost your quantitative skills to work in this field, it ultimately supplements your undergraduate degree with the essential foundations needed to pursue a Masters degree in Operations Research.