What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
Useful to have
- No Specific Requirements
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
Personal statement advice
Your personal statement is a core part of your university application, and getting it just right takes time. Before you start work on yours, take a look at our five quick tips on writing a personal statement. We'll help you past that writer's block!
- Business, research and administrative professionals
Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Financial risk analyst
Other real-life job examples
- Management consultant
- Market researcher
- Risk manager
What employers like about this subject
Operational research graduates bring to problem-solving a thoroughly-analytical nature, combining sound logic and reasoning with advanced mathematical, organisation and planning skills. These are all qualities which employers look on favourably, no matter field or role so operational research graduates shouldn’t have too much trouble moving across areas. And by showing that your decisions have positively impacted a business in some form of measurable way, you’ll progress quickly.