Research course

Operational Research

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Mathematical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Good honours or Masters degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area

PhD, MPhil, MSc by dissertation.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

Our Department is able to offer PhD Operational Research as we have a number of academic staff whose research interests include operational research, constraint satisfaction and optimization. These are areas of great practical interest and use, and our research students undertake projects which explore (usually in an experimental way) topics at the forefront of research in these areas.

Successful completion of a PhD in these areas will qualify you for many varied careers in industry, as well as in academia.

We also offer an MPhil and a Masters by dissertation in this subject and part-time research study is also available.

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas like such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

Our staff are strongly committed to research and teaching. They have published several well-regarded text books and are world leaders in their individual specialisms, with their papers appearing in learned journals like Communications in Algebra, Studia Logica, International Journal of Algebra and Computation, SIAM Journal in Optimization, IEEE Evolutionary Computation, Computers and Operations Research, Ecology, Journal of Mathematical Biology, and Journal of Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Department specialisms

Research supervision is available in the areas of: pure mathematics, statistics, operational research; applied mathematics.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, see: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
research-mas@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872704