Strathclyde Business School

University of Strathclyde

Operational Research

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of advanced analytical methods that are used to provide structured and analytical approaches to decision-making. Students also develop practical skills in using operational research models to support decision-makers.

Entry requirements

MSc: Good 1st degree or other qualification equivalent to a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, which must include an acceptable level of mathematics: PgDip/PgCert: Degree or equivalent qualification or relevant practical experience.

Course modules

Foundations of operational research and business analysis; quantitative business analysis; managing business operations; spreadsheet modelling and demand forecasting; operational research methods. Elective Classes (3 to be chosen): Business simulation methods; risk analysis and management; decision analysis; advanced or modelling with specialised software; spring school elective.

Assessment methods

Students undertake a 3 month project, typically for an external organisation, applying the concepts and theories studied on the course.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC quota awards available; SAAS awards available for Scottish students for PgDip, in-course transfer to MSc available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland
Distance learning

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