MSc Multidisciplinary Optimisation

The MSc in Multidisciplinary Optimisation is a one-year full-time degree for students who would like to receive practical, technical and theoretical training in advanced aspects of optimisation. Optimisation problems arise in all aspects of mathematics, science and engineering. However, the technical and theoretical skills required are often outside the scope of a traditional single discipline based degree. This programme is targeted at strong mathematics, science or engineering graduates who wish to gain valuable skills and techniques in this area, which will be a considerable asset to their further study or employability.

Course overview

You will study essestial Research Skills, and you will carry out two mini-projects and a larger research project. In addition, you will choose 50 credits of optional modules from the following:

*these modules are taught by the School of Mathematics

This distinct programme covers the field of optimisation from a highly multi-disciplinary point of view. It includes mathematical programming methods, heuristic optimisation as well as meta-heuristic optimisation. It treats optimisation holistically and provides students with a unique set of skills that neither computer science nor mathematics could provide easily.

Entry requirements

At least an Upper Second Class (2.1) degree or an international equivalent in a science or engineering subject with sufficiently high marks in fundamental mathematics and computing. Students who have not studied in English must pass a recognised English test.

International Student Master's Scholarship

A £3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a number of privately funded, full fee paying, international Master's students.

Applicants must have accepted an unconditional offer on one of the School's MSc programmes. These scholarships are open to students from outside the European Union. Applicants are nominated by the Admissions Tutor.

Important application dates

If you are applying for 2014 entry, the MSc will commence on 29th September 2014. There is no closing date for admissions, although you are advised to apply as early as possible, particularly if you need to arrange a visa. Please click here for further information on term dates.

How to apply

Applications for all Computer Science MSc programmes are made directly to the University of Birmingham. For full details visit 'How to Apply'.