Fees and financial aid
Information about tuition fees, living costs, and sources of funding.
The tuition fees for the Operational Research MSc programmes are available on the Postgraduate Degree Finder.
The fee covers the costs of registration, tuition and examination.
The tuition fee does not cover the costs of accommodation and subsistence in Edinburgh.
The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits. However, using the University's estimated lower and upper costs of living in Edinburgh, you should expect to pay about £7,500 - £15,000 for living expenses over the year.
Scholarships and Funding
Martingale Foundation Scholarships
We are one of the Martingale Foundation's newest university partners. The Martingale Foundation helps provide access to postgraduate mathematics study for UK students facing financial barriers by offering fully-funded MSc and PhD programmes.
Applications are made via the Martingale Foundation website and are now open. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 25 October 2023.
OR Society Scholarships
Each year the OR Society is offers up to two Master’s degree scholarships of £10,000 for UK nationals who will be studying on an MSc programme with significant Operational Research content. For queries, please contact the Society via email@example.com.
Richard Davidson Postgraduate Scholarship
Thanks to an endowment from Richard Davidson, the School of Mathematics is able to offer a single annual scholarship of £1,500. This will be awarded on merit to the most outstanding student entering postgraduate studies in Operational Research. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a UK or EU national. The scholarship can be held in addition to other funding. For 2024 entry, completed application forms must be submitted to the OR MSc Academic Selector no later than 30 August 2024.
School of Mathematics Postgraduate Funding
School of Mathematics Postgraduate Funding is available to help outstanding postgraduate taught masters students by providing a discount on the tuition fees.
The Academic Selectors of the programmes offer funding during the admissions cycle. These offers are made on the basis of academic merit. There is no separate application for this funding.
Applicants who are natives of particular countries may apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship.
University of Edinburgh Graduate Discount Schemes
These MSc programmes are included in the University’s two tuition fee discount schemes. The University offers a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh (conditions apply) or for students who have previously matriculated on a "Visiting Programme" as a non-graduating undergraduate student and completed a minimum of one semester of study at the University of Edinburgh (conditions apply).
Further funding information
Further information about sources of funding, including scholarships and government loans, can be found on the Scholarships & Student Funding website.