Operational Research is the application of scientific methods to the study of complex organisational problems.
As an operational researcher, you’ll play an important role in business and industry, providing analytics and guidance to management teams. If you’re good at maths, enjoy problem-solving and have strong communication skills, this could be a rewarding area for you.
At this Operational Research MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll learn the key skills and knowledge to provide effective solutions to organisational issues.
You’ll study topics such as revenue management and forecasting, and learn techniques to improve organisational efficiency and productivity.
You’ll work closely with industry throughout, and have the chance to develop your research skills in a commercial setting as you work on your dissertation over the summer. Our industrial liaison team will help you find a project that suits your skills and career plans.
On this course you’ll learn:
- the mathematical, computational and communication skills needed for the practical application of operational research
- an appreciation of related disciplines important in operational research
- how to use operational research tools in a wide range of applications
- research methods and current issues in operational research
You’ll also benefit from regular seminars featuring guest speakers from a wide range of organisations.
With this degree you’ll be ready to work as an operational researcher or operational research analyst in a range of organisations.
Industries you could go into include:
- financial services
- transport and travel
Throughout the course you’ll have opportunities to network with companies such as:
- British Airways
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Deterministic or Methods
- Stochastic or Methods
- Problem Structuring
- Presenting Reports
- Statistical Methods
- Data Analytics
- Analytical Consultancy Skills
- 12 months
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DisciplinesProject Management Mathematics Management, Organisation & Leadership View 267 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a subject with some quantitative training, such as:
- computer science
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.