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Operational Research and Applied Statistics (Taught)

Cardiff University
1-3 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Cardiff
English
26 September 2022

Program description

Operational Research and Applied Statistics (Taught)

Our MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics aims to equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts.

This course is ideal training and experience for those looking for career opportunities in areas such as Operational Research, management science, statistics, management consultancy, business analytics, supply chain management, government operational research/statistics.

You will undertake case studies and project work which will give you the opportunity to put your skills into practice and provides valuable experience of working in the field. The dissertation project, typically undertaken with an industrial partner, will allow you to work with complex data in a creative manner and a problem-solving environment, as well as to communicate your ideas and findings effectively.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

  • A minimum 2:2 degree from a recognised university in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Science or Engineering.
  • A good level of English language, both written and oral (applicants whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each part).
  • Willingness to engage with staff and students for mutual benefits.
  • Motivation to establish or accelerate a career in Operational Research and Statistics.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programs of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Year one

If you are a part-time student, you will complete a number of core and optional modules in year one.

Year two

If you are a part-time student, you will complete any outstanding taught and optional modules in year two.

Year three

Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

Full-Time tuition fees

  • UK students: £10,200
  • International students: £23,450

Part-Time tuition fees

  • UK students: £5,100
  • International students: £11,725

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

You will study a variety of problem-solving techniques, allowing you to build and use mathematical and statistical models, alongside skills to develop your abilities to communicate effectively to others.

This course has particular value in developing transferable skills including critical analysis and evaluation, the ability to undertake original and creative research, team working and the development of IT and presentational skills.

Continuing studies

If you prefer to continue on a more academic career pathway, you may choose to continue your studies with a PhD.

Career opportunities

This program prepares you for a career in areas such as operational research, management science, statistics, risk analysis, financial modelling, actuarial risk and credit scoring, management consultancy, business analytics, supply chain management, government operational research /statistics.

Our School of Mathematics has well established and strong links with many employers of Operational Researchers and Applied Statisticians, who regularly offer projects and/or recruit our students.

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Cardiff University

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