Taught course

Operational Research and Applied Statistics

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from people with: A first degree (minimum second class honours) from a recognised university in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Management Science, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a suitable Science degree. A good level of English language, both written and oral (applicants whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5). Willingness to engage with staff and students for mutual benefits. Motivation to establish or accelerate a career in Operational Research and Statistics.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

Our innovative MSc programme will equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts. This is ideal training and experience for those looking for career opportunities in areas such as Operational Research, Management Science, Statistics, Management Consultancy, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Government OR/Statistics etc.

Special Features
  • Course is delivered by experts in the fields of Operational Research and Statistics
  • Skills learned are highly transferable for use within industry, business and the public sector
  • Close collaboration with a number of organisations who employ Operational Researchers, Statisticians and Financial/Risk Modellers

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Mrs Joanna Emery
+44(0)29 208 70851