The programme can be studied full-time over three years of study with the option of extending this to four years, by taking a sandwich year in the form of an industrial training placement or study abroad between Year 2 and Year 3.
We are immensely proud of the highest levels of student satisfaction on this course – 100% overall in the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2016). All students said they feel staff are good at explaining things, have made the subject interesting and are enthusiastic about what they are teaching.
Throughout the course, great emphasis is placed on practical skills development; some of your time being spent on computer laboratory sessions, which may involve the use of Mathematical software to solve mathematical problems, and we also run examples classes covering things like going over solutions to exercises.
You will have opportunities to work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice. This means that you may develop professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree. In the past, projects have included forecasting wine sales and undertaking credit risk modelling.
We will encourage you to attend employer presentations organised by the University and also run our own sessions, which have previously covered government operational research and included some of our past students talking about their job roles and careers.