Mathematics MSc Programmes


Information about the typical academic backgrounds of OR students and testimonials from former students.

The members of the OR MSc class are always diverse in terms of nationality, first degree and work experience. It is very rewarding when the class blends its skills and experience, particularly in group based activities.

Current Students

There are 47 students on the OR MSc programmes in 2017-18. They are from the United Kingdom (5), Bulgaria, China (22), Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands (2), Poland (3), Romania (2), Russia, Spain and the USA.

Their first degree subjects are:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mangement
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics


Watch some of our 2017 OR MSc programme graduates reflecting on their experiences of studying and living in Edinburgh - and what the future holds after graduation.

Student Stories

Also in this section you can read about some of our recent graduates and alumni, who reflect on their OR MSc experience, career choices and current work challenges.