University of Essex

University of Essex

Operational Research and Computer Science

On our course students usually follow appropriate modules in their 1st year, and then proceed to the investigation of a suitable research topic which probably involves intensive experimental work utilising appropriate computing facilities.

Entry requirements

Master's degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject area; IELTS 6.0.

Course modules

Combinatorial optimisation; mathematical research techniques using matlab; nonlinear programming; dissertation; research methods. options: digital signal processing; evolutionary computation and genetic programming; experimental design; graph theory; linear models; machine learning and data mining; mathematics of portfolios; programming in java; stochastic processes.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research council funding; some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,950 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,475 per Year 1 (International) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 48 months
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone number: 
01206 872719