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What our students think

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I left a job as a research scientist to embark on the MSc, as Operational Research appealed to me as the perfect way to combine mathematics and creative problem solving in a less isolated environment, with exciting prospects.

Adam Booker - MSc Operational Research
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Employers really value Operational Research because it’s hard, it’s analytical and if you mention you studied it you become really sought after.

Wayne Burby - MSc Operational Research and Finance
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Everyone at the University is so friendly, and you get to know so many people, that you can pretty much run into friends at in any part of campus, and just around Southampton altogether.

Alex Coombs - MMath Master of Mathematics
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The content itself is very interesting and there is always a lecturer or supervisor willing to give you a helping hand.

Ashanti De Silva - MSc Operational Research,
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I can now very easily relate real world problems to mathematical models and know how to solve things in a mathematical way.

Harry Garnish - MSc Operational Research
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The whole experience of mixing with young people who didn't seem phased by age differences was a lot of fun. The quality of academic staff, each with their own style, is very high and their dedication to their students' success is inspirational.

Mike Hogg - PhD Ultra Cold Condensed Matter as Analogues for Superfluid Neutron Star Cores
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The maths staff have all contributed greatly to making me enjoy my time here as much as I have.

Alex Johnson - PgDip/MSc Operational Research and Finance,
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The course provided me with a lot of opportunities and gave me examples to demonstrate each of the tick boxes alongside job applications including team working and independent thinking which made it a really useful degree in that aspect as well.

Michael Lockett - MSc Operational Research
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The University offers wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include student societies, sport clubs, field trips, etc. It is a very good opportunity to make new friends and relax from class.

Praw Maneerat - MSc Actuarial Science
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I was very comfortable with Southampton having undertaken my undergraduate degree there and the reputation for Operational Research at Southampton was again excellent. The course covered a variety of topics and benefited from good industrial links, making the studies relevant.

Neil Martin - MSc Operational Research
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University of Southampton is an international university well-known for its quality holistic nurturing of the being, due to this the graduates are recognised by employees worldwide.

Leah Hannah Munjiru Njuguna - PG Dip Actuarial Science,
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I think the thing I enjoyed most about studying this degree is that we learnt both the applied and the theoretical side of the subject. So during the first half of my degree we learnt the theoretical side of it, and then in the second half of my degree we applied that theory using data and data analysis

Ahmad Mustakim Mohamad - MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine,
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The university enables the organisation of a number of careers fairs targeting every department along with guest lectures and representatives which helps students network and get involved in their choice of careers thus building that bridge to the professional world.

Anvitha Patalay - PG Dip Actuarial Science,
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I chose Southampton because it is a world-leading institution and lecturers on the course are experts in their field.

Sarah Stevens - MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine
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