Taught course

Operational Research

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor’s degree with upper second-class honours or higher in a relevant discipline which must include some quantitative training, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Many prestigious organisations recruit our students because of the strong vocational training on this programme. You should be numerate, a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy problem-solving.

The summer project is a highlight and the majority involve working with an external organisation, with typical project sponsors including companies, charities and public services.

Compulsory modules include: Deterministic Operational Research (OR) Methods; Presenting Reports; Analytical Consultancy Skills; Problem Structuring; Data Analytics; Statistical Methods; Stochastic OR Methods; Introduction to Python; Dissertation as three-month project.

Optional modules include: Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Financial Portfolio Theory; Forecasting; Game Theory in Business; Healthcare Modelling; Nonlinear Optimisation; Project Management; Revenue Management. Plus dissertation as three-month project (MSc only)For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

English language requirements: band 2C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/international.page

Fees and funding

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding/pg-fees-funding.page

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
27 months

Course contact details

Name
Social Sciences
Email
pgtapply.fshms@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 7385