MA OpenDay


to the MSc Operations Research & Analytics

Welcome to The London School of Economics and Political Science, and to the Department of Mathematics. We look forward to seeing you when you arrive. Hopefully you have already received some information from the School about registration, Welcome Week and other important matters. 

Welcome Letter from the Programme Director

MSc Operations Research and Analytics Handbook 19/20

Programme Regulations

Provisional Lecture Timetable

LSE Campus Map 

You can find general programme and course information on the MSc Operations Research & Analytics degree page.

Preparatory Reading

If you would like to gain some experience of computer programming before you arrive, you could learn the language R, which you will use in ST447 Data Analysis and Statistical Methods. Once you learn any language it is easy to learn others, and programming will be useful in your career. Programming will also give you a sense of what computers can and cannot do, that will be useful in all algorithmic courses. Good starting points are:

Introductory Statistics with R by Peter Dalgaard

Coursera Course

M. Anthony, M. Harvey, Linear Algebra (Cambridge University Press)