Taught course

Operational Research and Finance

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a subject involving a significant amount of quantitative work (e.g. computer science, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics) or relevant work experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of how operational research (OR) and statistical and optimisation techniques are applied to practical problems, in addition to learning key workplace skills; a 3-month industrial placement follows successful completion of the instructional component.

Modules
Corporate finance; deterministic operational research methods; presenting reports; spreadsheet and database modelling; statistical methods; stochastic operational research methods; visual basic for applications; dissertation; plus optional modules from: constraint satisfaction; consultancy skills; credit scoring and data mining; economics; financial portfolio theory; financial risk management; forecasting; game theory; project management; trends in information technology.

For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Social Sciences
Email
PGTapply.FSHS@soton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 7342