Project in Operations Research & Analytics

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr David Collier


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.


9 hours of lectures and 4 hours of seminars in the MT. 1 hour and 30 minutes of lectures and 2 hours of seminars in the LT.

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 MA425 Project in Operations Research & Analytics or MA426 Dissertation in Operations Research & Analytics have been passed.

Key facts

Department: Mathematics

Total students 2018/19: 25

Average class size 2018/19: 26

Controlled access 2018/19: 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