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Operational Research and Finance

This programme offers a firm grounding in operational research and finance in preparation for careers in financial institutions. You'll develop understanding of how operational research, statistical and optimisation techniques are applied to practical problems and gain many key workplace skills.

The summer project is a highlight and the majority involve working with an external organisation, with typical project sponsors including companies, charities and public services.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher in a relevant discipline which must include some quantitative training, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Corporate Finance; Data Analytics; Deterministic Operational Research (OR) Methods; Presenting Reports; Statistical Methods; Stochastic OR Methods; Visual Basic for Applications Optional modules include: Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Financial Portfolio Theory; Financial Risk Management; Forecasting; Game Theory in Business; Nonlinear Optimisation; Data Visualisation Plus dissertation as three-month project (MSc only).

Assessment methods

To include examinations, presentations, coursework assignments and a final dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding may be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,773 (Year 1) International 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,546 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 (Year 1) England 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 (Year 1) Scotland 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Channel Islands 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 (Year 1) EU 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 (Year 1) Channel Islands 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 (Year 1) Wales 24 Months

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