12 months
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26300 GBP/year
14400 GBP/year
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About

This Operational Research programme from The University of Edinburgh will show you how to use mathematical techniques to tackle real-life problems ranging from scheduling flights and routing mobile phone calls, over optimising power systems and logistic networks, to managing investments and minimising risks.

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Overview

At the end of this Operational Research programme from The University of Edinburgh  you will have:

  • built your expertise in mathematical modelling
  • gained flexible problem-solving skills based on a deep knowledge of operational research, optimization and data analysis techniques and the ability to apply them using appropriate software
  • acquired transferable skills to maximize your prospects for future employment in a wide range of public and private institutions, including writing, oral presentation, team-working, numerical and logical problem-solving, planning and time-management
  • enhanced your consulting skills
  • learned practical skills in programming and modelling for a wide range of applications
  • expanded your understanding of related disciplines, such as high-performance computing, finance and engineering.

Career opportunities

The skills you will learn are in demand by a vast range of high-profile organisations, including:

  • consultancy firms
  • the public sector
  • companies with operational research departments such as airlines, energy and telecommunications providers, financial firms, manufacturers

Recent graduates have joined:

  • British Airways
  • Edinburgh Airport
  • the Government OR Service
  • RBS
  • Ernst & Young
  • Merkle | Aquila
  • smaller specialised OR, finance, and energy companies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Optimization
  • Fundamentals of Operational Research
  • Methodology, Modelling and Consulting Skills
  • Simulation
  • Stochastic Modelling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, engineering, computer science, physical or biological sciences, economics or business. 
  • You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26300 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    14400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Part-time fees per year
  • Home: £7,200
  • International/EU: £13,150

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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.

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