Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Due to the high demand for places on this programme, applications received before 31st March will be given priority. Applications will be considered after this date, but places will be offered depending on availability.
As a major financial centre, Edinburgh is an excellent place to study operational research, which is in high demand in the finance industry. This programme will show you how to use mathematical techniques to model and solve real-life financial problems.
Further information is available on the programme website:
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a numerate discipline such as mathematics, engineering, computer science, physical or biological sciences, economics or business.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
Detailed advice for international students is available here:
In this programme you will gain industrial and financial knowledge as well as a range of specialist skills in computing, optimization and statistics.
This programme involves two taught semesters of compulsory and optional courses followed by your dissertation project. Many dissertation projects are carried out as part of an external placement in industry.
Optional courses are generally grouped into the following areas:
By studying Operational Research you will develop a highly marketable combination of mathematical, modelling, analytical, computing, interpersonal and communication skills.
The skills you will learn are in demand by a vast range of organisations such as professional consultancy firms, big companies with operational research departments like airlines or telecommunications providers, smaller financial firms and the public sector.
Recent graduates have joined Cap Gemini, British Airways, Orange, Barrie & Hibbert and HM Revenue & Customs.
In addition to the Richard Davidson Postgraduate Scholarship in Operational Research, there is significant School Scholarship funding, in particular for UK/EU nationals.
See the programme website for the most up-to-date information:
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for other funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013