Decision Sciences MSc

City University London
Course summary
2 years
12,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Decision Sciences MSc

Decision Sciences MSc - a City University degree programme

The main objective of the course is to provide a base for broad and flexible education on key methodologies in decision making and managerial concepts in the finance sector of the government.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in a subject with suitable mathematical content or the equivalent from an international institution. Other qualifications or relevant work experience are also considered.

Students who have previously studied a degree taught in a language other than English will be required to have the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Candidates who are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and are coming to study in the UK may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of the course taken; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note:Candidates requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers Decision Sciences MSc. The decision-making process is central to modern management, and the course will equip graduates to work in a variety of areas which require significant quantitative and computational expertise such as Credit Risk, Project Management, Information Systems and Supply Chain and Operations Management, as well as being of more generic value in such areas as understanding and managing risk and organisational behaviour. Decision Science Analyst is a common job title in a large range of organisations.

Training Course Content

MSc Decision Sciences consists of a combination of core modules and a single optional stream, which you can select based upon your interests. The core modules show how a variety of mathematical and related methods can be used for decision making. Example subject streams are Economics, and Systems and Control Engineering.

In addition to the core and optional modules, students complete a dissertation based upon original work carried out in the field of Decision Sciences.

Core modules:

Managing risk and uncertainty

The management of uncertainty, its quantification and consequences are central to the management of long term and capital projects. The evaluation of hazards and contingencies based on the objective and subjective evidence provide the basis for risk sharing between supplier and client. The module will emphasise the role of uncertainty and the management of uncertainty and risk in business, engineering, science and decision making.

For the taught component of the MSc, you will study on a number of core modules that will introduce you to the key methodologies of the decision sciences. This will involve a combination of lectures and problem classes where you will learn about the details of the methods and then apply them to conventional, and then less conventional, problems.


The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £12,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000

Scholarships and bursaries

The School offers generous scholarships for this course:

  • UK/EU applicants - Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship of £2,000
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • International Student Scholarships of £2,000
  • Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

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City University London

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