The Military Operational Research course from Cranfield University provides a detailed exposure to the context, issues and methods used to analyse the increasingly complex problems which are found in the defence environment and to support decision making.
It exposes the types of analysis and allows practical experience of tools and methods which are used, ranging from judgemental analysis through mathematical techniques to models and simulations.
The course includes judgemental elicitation and analysis techniques, mathematical analysis methods (including optimisation), war gaming and combat modelling, logistics modelling and simulation methods. The use and utility of all the methods are explored through practical exercises and studies.
The course equips you for appointments within the armed forces or government, or in the defence related activities of commercial organisations, or further research leading to a PhD.
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- Decision Analysis
- Discrete and Continuous Simulation
- Intelligent Systems
- Introduction to Operational Research Techniques
- Logistic Modelling
- Statistical Analysis and Trials
- War Gaming and Combat Modelling
- Weapon System Performance Assessment
The course is suitable for both military and civilian personnel, including those from defence industry and government departments. 10 places are normally available for the full-time cohort.
- 11 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
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A first or second class Honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable.
International19500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
EU/EEA19500 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
- PgDip Full-time: £15,700
- PgCert Full-time: £7,850
- Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)
- Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance England
- Santander MSc Scholarship
- Chevening Scholarships
- Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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