This programme will help you develop professionally in the theory and practice of statistics and operational research (OR), providing the foundations for a successful career.
This programme will prepare you for work in areas such as the medical and health industry, government, the financial sector and any other area where modern statistical tools and OR techniques are used. You will also develop the wider skills required for solving problems, working in teams and time management.
You will be able to identify appropriate statistical or operational techniques, which can be applied to practical problems, and will acquire extensive skills in modelling using the packages R for Statistics and Arena for simulation.
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 partners for industry-based dissertations in the Statistics and Operational Research MSc include:
This MSc is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). Thus, this programme is recognised by RSS for the purpose of eligibility for the professional award of Graduate Statistician. The accreditation is based on the general depth, breadth, quality and foundation of the programme and its statistical content.
This programme involves two taught semesters of compulsory and optional courses followed by your dissertation project.
Compulsory courses have previously included:
Optional courses have previously included:
*delivered by the School of Informatics
Dissertation projects on this programme can be undertaken in partnership with public and private sector organisations. Other students choose an academic project without a direct link to an external organisation.
This programme is ideal for students who wish to apply their statistics and operational research knowledge within a wide range of sectors including the medical and health sector, government and finance. The advanced problem-solving skills you will develop will be highly prized by many employers.
In addition to entering employment, some of our graduates also choose to progress to an academic career by studying for a PhD in statistics. Students have gone on to study their PhDs at highly-ranked universities including Oxford and Edinburgh.
In the School of Mathematics we have a dedicated Student Learning Advisor for MSc students who is available to help and advise on a range of issues connected to your taught postgraduate studies.
In addition to your individual meetings with your Personal Tutor, you will have a number of activities with the Student Learning Advisor as part of our personal development programme. This is designed to support your academic progress, career planning and skills development.
Learn about what life is like as a MSc student in the School of Mathematics, by hearing from the people that have experienced it first-hand! Our student bloggers come from all across the world, and have studied on a variety of our MSc programmes.
Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK
October 01, 2022
King’s College London
King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK
October 01, 2022
Imperial College London
September 01, 2022