Operational Research Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics BSc (Hons) Cardiff University - 10% 0% £9000 £25450 £28200 163 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Year of Study Abroad MMORS Cardiff University - 5% 2% £9000 £25450 £28200 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Mathematics Operational Research and Statistics with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons) Cardiff University - 5% 2% £9000 £25450 £28200 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Mathematics and Statistics & Operational Research MMath (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast - 5% 7% £9250 £20800 169 Belfast On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics MMORS Cardiff University - 5% 2% £9000 £25450 £28200 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research & Statistics with Professional Placement BSc (Hons) Cardiff University - 0% 2% £9000 £25450 £28200 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (BSc MORSE) BSc (Hons) University of Southampton - 7% 6% £9250 £22300 163 Southampton On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics with a Professional Placement Year MMORS Cardiff University - 5% 2% £9000 £25450 £28200 152 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Mathematics and Statistics & Operational Research BSc (Hons) Queen's University of Belfast - 5% 7% £9250 £20800 169 Belfast On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics & Economics (MMORSE) MMorse University of Southampton - 7% 6% £9250 £22300 159 Southampton On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) MMorse The University of Warwick - 0% 5% £9250 - 190 Coventry On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics (MORSE) BSc (Hons) The University of Warwick - 0% 9% £9250 - 188 Coventry On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Industry) BSc (Hons) Lancaster University - 5% 10% - - 149 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) BSc (Hons) Lancaster University - 5% 0% - - 149 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Optimisation and Data Analytics PgDip University of Essex - - - £8000 £17360 - Colchester On campus Full-time
Operational Research with Computational Optimisation MSc The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Operational Research and Applied Statistics MSc Cardiff University - - - - - - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Statistics and Operational Research MRes Lancaster University - - - - - - Lancaster On campus Full-time
Operational Research and Finance MSc University of Southampton - - - - - - Southampton On campus Full-time
Statistics and Operational Research (STOR-i) PhD Lancaster University - - - - - - Lancaster On campus Full-time
Operational Research with Data Science MSc The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Econometrics (MORSE) MSc University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Operational Research, Applied Statistics and Financial Risk MSc Cardiff University - - - - - - Cardiff On campus Part-time
Operational Research with Risk MSc The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Statistics and Operational Research MSc The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Operational Research MSc University of Southampton - - - - - - Southampton On campus Full-time
Optimization and Operational Research PhD The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Operational Research MSc The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Operational Research

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £33500 £44500
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £42000 £27500 - £41000 £33500 - £55000

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £33000 £38500 £54500
25-75 percentile range £28500 - £42000 £30500 - £48000 £42000 - £69500

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Operational Research

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Typical employers for graduates of Operational Research

  • Government Operational Research Services
  • Defence Areas
  • Financial Services Firms
  • Health Services
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Management Consultancies
  • Retail
  • Transport and Travel Industry
  • Marketing Companies
  • Universities

Specialisations within Operational Research

  • Computing and Information Technologies
  • Financial Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Service Sciences
  • Supply Chain Management

Jobs of graduates of Operational Research (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Operational Research at Lancaster University

20% Elementary occupations
20%
20% Administrative occupations
20% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Process, plant and machine operatives

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of Operational Research in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Operational Research


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Operational Research, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Operational Research is the development and application of complex mathematical or simulation models to solve problems involving operational systems, where the system concerned is subject to human intervention.

The median salary of graduates of Operational Research was £32000 15 months after graduation, £33500 3 years after graduation and £44500 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Operational Research studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master in Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics - MMORS
  • Master of Mathematics - MMath (Hons)
  • Master of Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics - MMorse
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD