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Ymchwil Weithrediadol ac Ystadegaeth Gymhwysol (MSc)

Dyma radd MSc unigryw sydd wedi’i hanelu at y rhai sy’n awyddus i astudio mwy ar fodelau risg, yn arbennig o ran eu cymhwyso at farchnadoedd ariannol ond hefyd at risg mewn sectorau eraill.

Our MSc in Operational Research and Applied Statistics aims to equip you with the necessary analytical skills, methods and ways of thinking to tackle and analyse complex organisational problems, help make better decisions, and to become confident statistical analysts.

This course is ideal training and experience for those looking for career opportunities in areas such as Operational Research, management science, statistics, management consultancy, business analytics, supply chain management, government operational research/statistics.

You will undertake case studies and project work which will give you the opportunity to put your skills into practice and provides valuable experience of working in the field. The dissertation project, typically undertaken with an industrial partner, will allow you to work with complex data in a creative manner and a problem-solving environment, as well as to communicate your ideas and findings effectively.

This is a one year full-time programme.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • Available on a one year full-time or three year part-time basis
  • Acquire transferable operational research and statistical skills that are highly sought after in a broad range of sectors
  • Learn from experts in the fields of Operational Research and Statistics
  • Gain valuable work experience; we have some placement opportunities available with industrial partners in the UK and abroad

Ffeithiau allweddol

Nifer Myfyrwyr newydd nesafMedi 2020
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Ffyrdd eraill i astudio cwrs hwn

Meini prawf derbyn

  •  A first degree (minimum second class honours) from a recognised university in a numerate subject such as Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Management Science, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a suitable Science degree.
  • A good level of English language, both written and oral (applicants whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each part).
  • Willingness to engage with staff and students for mutual benefits.
  • Motivation to establish or accelerate a career in Operational Research and Statistics.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen fisa Haen 4 i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

This one-year course includes a three-month period working with a company on a real problem that they have identified.

You will take 80 credits of core modules and 40 credits of optional modules in the taught component of the programme. This is followed by a 60 credit summer project.

The programme will prepare you with essential techniques in Operational Research and Applied Statistics, and then allow you to select from optional courses in topics such as supply chain modelling, healthcare, and Statistics and Operational Research for Government (delivered with input from the Office for National Statistics and Welsh Assembly Government).

You will have the opportunity to put the theory into practice, through case studies and project work in the ‘real-world’. An important feature of the MSc is the project dissertation, allowing you to work with an external company.


Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020.

As a full-time student, you will complete all modules and your dissertation project in year one.


Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Foundations of Operational Research and AnalyticsMAT02120 credits
Foundations of Statistics and Data ScienceMAT02220 credits
DissertationMAT09960 credits
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Python for Data AnalysisCMT11420 credydau
Computational MethodsMAT00410 credydau
Time Series and ForecastingMAT00510 credydau
Supply Chain ModellingMAT00610 credydau
Statistics and Operational Research in GovernmentMAT00710 credydau
Healthcare ModellingMAT00910 credydau
Business and Risk StrategyMAT01010 credydau
Financial Mathematics and Modern Actuarial Risk TheoryMAT01110 credydau
Credit Risk ScoringMAT01210 credydau
Advanced Use of Statistical PackagesMAT01310 credydau
Further Operational ResearchMAT03110 credydau
Statistics of Big DataMAT05120 credydau
Multivariate Data AnalysisMAT05610 credydau
Stochastic Search and OptimisationMAT06120 credydau
Algorithms and HeuristicsMAT06210 credydau
Game TheoryMAT06410 credydau
Stochastic OR ModelsMAT06610 credydau
Reading ModuleMAT09220 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

The methods of teaching we employ will vary from module to module, as appropriate depending on the subject matter and the method of assessment. We teach using a mixture of lectures, seminars, computer workshops and tutorials.

You will apply the skills you develop through presentations, research assignments, case studies and the summer project.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

All of our students are allocated a personal tutor when they enrol on the course. A personal tutor is there to support you during your studies, and can advise you on academic and personal matters that may be affecting you. You should have regular meetings with your personal tutor to ensure that you are fully supported.

You will have access to the Trevithick Library, which holds our collection of mathematical and computer science-related resources, as well as to the other Cardiff University Libraries.

We will provide you with a copy of the Student Handbook, which contains details of each School’s policies and procedures. We also support students through the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central, where you can ask questions in a forum or find course-related documents.

Cardiff University also offers a wide range of support services which are open to our students, such as the Graduate Centre, counselling and wellbeing, financial and careers advisors, the international office and the Student Union.


We offer written and oral feedback, depending on the coursework or assessment you have undertaken. You will usually receive your feedback from the module leader. If you have questions regarding your feedback, module leaders are usually happy to give advice and guidance on your progress. We aim to provide you with feedback in a timely manner after you have submitted an assessment.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

During the course your development will primarily be monitored via tutorial sheets, with other means where appropriate. 

Written examinations, often in combination with an in-course element forms overall assessment.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

You will study a variety of problem-solving techniques, allowing you to build and use mathematical and statistical models, alongside skills to develop your abilities to communicate effectively to others.

This course has particular value in developing transferable skills including critical analysis and evaluation, the ability to undertake original and creative research, team working and the development of IT and presentational skills.

This programme prepares you for a career in areas such as operational research, management science, statistics, risk analysis, financial modelling, actuarial risk and credit scoring, management consultancy, business analytics, supply chain management, government operational research /statistics.

Our School of Mathematics has well established and strong links with many employers of Operational Researchers and Applied Statisticians, who regularly offer projects and/or recruit our students.

If you prefer to continue on a more academic career pathway, you may choose to continue your studies with a PhD.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Nid yw ffioedd ar gyfer mynediad 2020/21 ar gael eto.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Nid yw ffioedd ar gyfer mynediad 2020/21 ar gael eto.

Our programmes give you the opportunity for you to put the theory into practice, through case studies and project work in the ‘real-world’. An important feature of the MSc is the project dissertation, allowing you to work with an external company. Some of these placements will be abroad given our strong international connections. Cardiff School of Mathematics already has well established links with many organisations that employ Operational Researchers and Statisticians including Welsh Government, Sainsbury’s, British Airways, Network Rail and Welsh Water amongst others.