Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Statistics and Operational Research with Industrial Applications

This programme offers an approach to statistics and operational research, developed in conjunction with leading industrial partners. There are typically over 10 fully funded places annually. Commencing with an MRes which provides a robust grounding and the development of research skills, students will identify a topic and plan their PhD research. They will also develop a versatile skill set including: advanced problem solving, programming, and a broad range of presentation and dissemination skills. The remaining 3 years will be spent working on the PhD project guided by appropriate supervisory teams, whilst taking a range of training programmes and experiencing visits to world leading universities.

Entry requirements

1st Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in an undergraduate course with a substantial mathematical content. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Training for research and industry; probability and stochastic processes; optimisation; likelihood inference; Bayesian inference; computational intensive methods. Optional modules: Leadership and project management training; communication training; research integrity; continual professional development in statistics and operational research; computational horizons.

Assessment methods

MRes: Coursework and exam; PhD: Original research and thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,860 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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