Successful completion of a PhD in these areas will qualify you for many varied careers in industry, as well as in academia.
We also offer an MPhil and a Masters by dissertation in this subject.
Please note, part-time research study is also available.
Why study PhD Operational Research at Essex?
Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas like such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.
Within our Department of Mathematical Sciences, we have our own computing laboratories and our research students are provided with their own desktop PCs. We also have a kitchen that our students are welcome to make use of. The close-knit “collegiate” environment of our Department fosters close relationships between our staff and students.
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As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally-acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible.
Our research is supported by a wide spectrum of UK research councils, EU framework programmes, public-sector organisations and departments, charities, and private-sector industry and businesses. Engagement with these external funders and stakeholders enriches the quality and relevance of your experience and training.
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