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The University of Edinburgh: Operational Research

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Mathematics
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme will show you how to use mathematical techniques to tackle real-life problems ranging from scheduling flights and routing mobile phone calls, over optimising power systems and logistic networks, to managing investments and minimising risks.

Operational Research (OR) is an important skill that is in high demand.

Our intensive programme allows you to specialise in an area that best suits your career goals.

In addition to this general MSc in Operational Research, we offer the following degrees:

  • Operational Research with Risk

  • Operational Research with Computational Optimization

  • Operational Research with Data Science

Links with Industry

The School of Mathematics has connections with a wide number of industrial partners, organisations, charities and government departments. As an MSc student in the School you will have opportunities to engage with these external organisations through regular employability events, careers workshops, and our annual analytics challenge (whose recent partners have included Edinburgh Airport and the Data and Marketing Association). There is also the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project with an external partner.

Recent external partners for dissertations in the Operational Research MSc programmes include:

  • NatWest

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • KrakenFlex (Octopus Energy)

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