University of Essex

Department of Mathematical Sciences

MSc Statistics and Operational Research


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Statistics and Operational Research

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MSc Statistics and Operational Research will appeal if your first degree included mathematics as its major subject and we expect you to have prior knowledge of statistics (eg significance testing or basic statistical distributions) and operational research (eg linear programming). You specialise in various aspects of optimisation (both continuous and discrete) and in the advanced study in statistics (including experimental design and linear models). We offer optional modules in machine learning, heuristic computation and time series econometrics. MSc Statistics and Operational Research will equip you with employability skills like problem solving, analytical reasoning, data analysis, and mathematical modelling, as well as training you in independent work, presentation and writing skills. Your exposure to current active research areas, such as decomposition algorithms on our module, Combinatorial Optimisation, prepares you for further study at doctoral level. Graduates of this course now hold key positions in government, business and academia.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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