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Ph.D. On Campus

Operational Research

University of Essex

48 months
Duration
16230 GBP/year
5360 GBP/year
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About

The PhD in Operational Research from Essex, University of, gives you the opportunity to explore areas where optimisation and mathematical modelling are important. These include logistics, revenue management, networks and stochastic control, areas of great practical interest and use in the public and private sectors.

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Overview

Operational Research projects at Essex, University of, often have an experimental aspect which is underpinned by forefront mathematical and computational research in these areas.

Features

  • Our data scientists carefully consider how not to lie, and how not to get lied to with data. Interpreting data correctly is especially important because much of our data science research is applied directly or indirectly to social policies, including health, care and education.
  • We do practical research with financial data (for example, assessing the risk of collapse of the UK’s banking system) as well as theoretical research in financial instruments such as insurance policies or asset portfolios.
  • We also research how physical processes develop in time and space. Applications of this range from modelling epilepsy to modelling electronic cables.
  • Our optimisation experts work out how to do the same job with less resource, or how to do more with the same resource.
  • Our pure maths group are currently working on two new funded projects entitled ‘Machine learning for recognising tangled 3D objects’ and ‘Searching for gems in the landscape of cyclically presented groups’.

Programme Structure

Example structure

  • A research degree gives you the chance to investigate an area or topic in real depth, and develop transferable research skills.
  • During your time in the Department you have opportunities to attend conferences, publish papers, and give talks at departmental research seminars. 
  • You may also attend some university modules, and will meet with your supervisor typically on a weekly basis.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline and we aim to respond to applications within four weeks.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree and a Masters degree in a relevant subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.
  • You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16230 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time 

  • Home/UK fee

£2,680

  • International fee

£8,115

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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