University of Essex
Statistics and Operational Research
This course appeals to those students whose 1st degree included mathematics as its major subject and we expect each student to have prior knowledge of statistics (e.g. significance testing or basic statistical distributions) and operational research (e.g. linear programming). Students specialise in various aspects of optimisation (both continuous and discrete) and in the advanced study in statistics (including experimental design and linear models). We offer optional modules in machine learning, heuristic computation and time series econometrics. This course equips students with employability skills such as problem solving, analytical reasoning, data analysis and mathematical modelling as well as training students in independent work, presentation and writing skills. The exposure to current active research areas, such as decomposition algorithms on our module, combinatorial optimisation, prepares students for further study at doctoral level.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
Core modules: Research methods; combinational optimisation; nonlinear programming; applied statistics; Bayesian computational statistics; modelling experimental data; statistical methods; stochastic processes; dissertation. Optional modules include: Applications of data analysis; evolutionary computation and genetic programming; graph theory; machine learning and data mining; ordinary differential equations; panel data methods; partial differential equations; portfolio management; time series econometrics.
Assessment methods include a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Diploma||Full-time||£ 4,532 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|Diploma||Full-time||£ 11,160 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Mathematical Sciences