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Operational Research and Statistics (MSc)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop the analytical and statistical skills for success in industry, business or public sector on this MSc Operational Research and Statistics at the University of Southampton. You’ll work with multinational industry partners on real case studies, and learn operational research techniques and applied statistical methods at an advanced level. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical skills in 2 highly valued disciplines.

This course is closed for entry in 2022 please see our other courses available.

World Top 40 and 7th in the UK for Statistics and Operational Research (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Operational researchers use analytical methods to help organisations become more productive through better planning of strategy and delivery.

Statistics is an important tool for operational researchers, because it involves decision-making in the face of uncertainty.

On this operational research UK master’s course you’ll learn to develop solutions to complex organisational problems using mathematical modelling, experimental design, statistical analysis and numerical computation.

You'll gain essential skills in the 4 main areas of real-world problem-solving:

  • analysing the problem through designing experiments, and collecting and visualising data
  • formulating the problem mathematically and offering solution approaches
  • providing statistical analysis and computation
  • presenting and communicating the results

A highlight of this statistics and operational research course is the 3-month summer project, when you’ll have the chance to compete to work with an external organisation on a real problem. This could relate to operational research, statistics, or both.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 70 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    159 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%



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