Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Operational Research and Applied Statistics

Students study the analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking required to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts. The programme covers operational research, management science, statistics, management consultancy, business analytics, supply chain management, government and statistics.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (minimum 2nd Class Honours) from a recognised university in a numerate subject such as mathematics, operational research, statistics, management science, economics, engineering, computer science, geography or a suitable science subject. A good level of English language, both written and oral is required (applicants whose 1st language is not English normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL 600.

Course modules

Modules include: OR methods; statistical methods; communication and research skills; computational methods; time series and forecasting; supply chain modelling; statistics and OR for government; advanced use of statistical packages; healthcare modelling; business and risk strategy; financial maths and actuarial risk; credit risk scoring.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,560 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,019 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,922 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 2087 0851