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MSc Operational Research and Finance

MSc Operational Research and Finance

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Operational Research (Or) Financial Analysis

Course type


Course Summary

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.


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

Different course options

Full time | Main Site - Highfield Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Corporate Finance
Data Analytics
Deterministic (OR) Methods
Presenting Reports
Statistical Methods for OR modelling
Stochastic OR Methods
Introduction to Python
Credit Scoring and Data Mining
Financial Portfolio Theory
Financial Risk Management
Forecasting; Game Theory in Business
Nonlinear Optimisation
Data Visualisation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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