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M.Sc. On Campus

Operational Research and Finance

University of Southampton

12 months
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21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Operational Research and Finance MSc at the University of Southampton will give you expert skills in revenue management, credit scoring, and financial risk management. A summer dissertation provides an opportunity to develop your research skills, often in a commercial setting. You’ll graduate with applied analytics and financial modelling skills highly sought after by financial institutions.

Overview

Course Details

The study of operational research is the application of scientific methods to the study of complex organisational problems. We’ll train you in key techniques, methods and approaches, and you’ll apply them to practical problems. You’ll also learn about the role of operational research in financial markets and corporate finance. 

This Operational Research and Finance MSc course offered by the University of Southampton will give you in-depth knowledge of: 

  • revenue management 
  • credit scoring 
  • financial risk management 

You’ll get a specialist understanding of applied analytics and financial modelling that’s applicable across financial institutions and in financial operations. 

The summer dissertation gives you an opportunity to develop your research skills, often in a commercial setting, and our industrial liaison team will work with you to find a project that suits your skills and ambitions.  

All MSc students have the opportunity to compete for a 3-month summer project with an external organisation, which will form the basis of their dissertation. Alternatively, students have the option of working on an internal project linked to cutting-edge research led by one of our academics. 

Career Opportunities

With a master’s in operational research in finance, you’ll be able to move into senior management roles, and career advancement is typically fast. 

Graduates have gone on work in fields including: 

  • revenue management 
  • credit scoring 
  • financial risk management 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deterministic or Methods
  • Stochastic or Methods
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Project
  • Presenting Reports
  • Python
  • Statistical Methods
  • Data Analytics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 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

You’ll need a 2:1 degree with quantitative training, such as: 

  • computer science 
  • economics 
  • engineering 
  • mathematics 
  • physics 
  • statistics  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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