School of Mathematics

MSc Operational Research with Data Science

Why Operational Research with Data Science?

With the explosion of data available to analyse a vast range of activities, there is a growing demand for novel techniques and the ability to handle ever larger data sets. Many existing techniques lie naturally within areas of computational optimization and operational research.

The Operational Research with Data Science programme gives an opportunity to study these areas via the fundamentals of optimization and operational research and a range of optional courses in optimization, statistics, and data science.

The School's Optimization and OR group has worked on data science applications for many years and this is expected to develop with the School's role in the Alan Turing Institute and the increasingly data-driven world at large. Students of the OR with Data Science degree will benefit from being part of this rich environment.


Structure and course options for the Operational Research with Data Science MSc programme

You will take 120 credits of courses in total during Semesters 1 and 2, followed by a 60 credit dissertation which you complete over the summer. The courses you take will be dependent on the availability of courses each year which may be subject to change as the curriculum develops to reflect a modern degree programme.