Taught course

Operational Research

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a discipline that provides some quantitative training (eg computer science, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics).

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. A three-month project follows successful completion of the instructional component. The majority of projects involve either working on a placement or in partnership with a company or organisation.

Compulsory modules: Deterministic Operational Research (OR) Methods; Presenting Reports; Case Studies; Problem Structuring; Data Analytics; Statistical Methods; Stochastic OR Methods; Visual Basic for Applications.

Optional modules include:
Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Financial Portfolio Theory; Forecasting; Game Theory in Business; Healthcare Modelling; Nonlinear Optimisation; Project Management; Revenue Management; Data Visualisation.

Plus dissertation as three-month project (MSc only)

For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

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

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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