Project in Operations Research & Analytics

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr David Newton


This course is available on the MSc in Management Science (Decision Sciences) and MSc in Operations Research & Analytics. This course is not available as an outside option.

Cannot be taken with MA426 Dissertation in Operations Research & Analytics.

Course content

The student will carry out and report upon a substantial practical piece of Management Science. The project will either be found by the course leader or may be suggested by the student, with the approval of his/her teachers.


8 hours of lectures in the MT. 6 hours of lectures in the LT.

A reading week will take place in Week 6. There will be no teaching during this week.

Formative coursework

Each student will be assigned an internal project supervisor who will monitor his/her progress on a continuing basis and give tutorial advice as required.

Indicative reading

Detailed suggestions for reading will be provided in the course of supervision.


Project (100%).

Assessment is based entirely on the project report.

The student is expected to work on this full-time from early June to end of August. Two paper copies and one electronic copy must be submitted on a specified date in late August/early September. The page limit for the report is 40 pages, excluding appendices.

A degree cannot be awarded unless MA427 Project in Operations Research & Analytics or MA426 Dissertation in Operations Research & Analytics have been passed.

Key facts

Department: Mathematics

Total students 2016/17: Unavailable

Average class size 2016/17: Unavailable

Controlled access 2016/17: No

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills