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Postgraduate Diploma Statistics and Operational Research

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

Businesses, organisations, and individuals all strive to work as effectively as possible. Operational research uses advanced statistical and analytical methods to help improve the complex decision-making processes to deliver a product or service. Working in this field, you might be identifying future needs for a business, evaluating the time-life value of a customer, or carrying out computer simulations for airlines.

Postgraduate Diplomas last for six to nine months (full-time) and include the modules and assessed work of a Masters, without a dissertation. This allows you to proceed to a Masters in mathematics if your undergraduate degree was in a different subject.

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and Operational Research is aimed at those with a first degree in which the major subject was mathematics, and we expect you to have prior knowledge of statistics – for example significance testing or basic statistical distributions – and operational research such as linear programming.

You specialise in areas including:

  • Continuous and discrete optimisation
  • Time series econometrics
  • Heuristic computation
  • Experimental design
  • Machine learning
  • Linear models

Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,320overall cost

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 47%

    59th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    27th

    38

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