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Operational Research

Operational Research is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Mathematics research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

The School is part of the EPSRC Science and Innovation funded LANCS Initiative in the Mathematical Underpinnings of Operational Research.

The following specialisations are available within this research area:

  • Modelling of traffic flow
  • Healthcare modelling
  • Modelling of the spread of infectious diseases
  • Queueing theory
  • Scheduling and timetabling problems
  • Metaheuristics
  • Discrete optimisation.


Academic contact(s)

Professor Paul Harper

Professor Paul Harper

Director of the Data Innovation Research Institute, Professor of Operational Research

+44 (0)29 2087 6841

Programme information

For programme structure, entry requirements and how to apply, visit the Mathematics programme.

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See the range of PhD studentships and projects currently available.

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