University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Operational Research

This well-established programme is recognised by the many major organisations that recruit our students because of its strong vocational training. You should be numerate, a good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, and enjoy problem-solving. A three-month project follows successful completion of the instructional component. A wide choice of projects is available: the majority of projects involve either working on a placement or in partnership with a company or other external organisation.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours or equivalent in a discipline which provides some quantitative training (e.g. computer science, economics, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics).

Course modules

MSc

Core modules: Case studies; deterministic operational research methods; presenting reports; problem structuring; spreadsheet and database modelling; statistical methods; stochastic operational research methods; visual basic for applications; dissertation.

Optional modules include: consultancy skills; economics; financial portfolio theory; forecasting; game theory; healthcare; non-linear optimisation; project management; transportation; trends in information technology.

PgDip

Core modules: Case studies; deterministic operational research methods; presenting reports; problem structuring; spreadsheet and database modelling; statistical methods; stochastic operational research methods; visual basic for applications; dissertation. Optional modules include: consultancy skills; economics; financial portfolio theory; forecasting; game theory; healthcare; non-linear optimisation; project management; transportation; trends in information technology.

Sponsorship information

ESF; EPSRC Masters training packages.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,220 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,610 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,175 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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