Mathematics & Operational Research & Statistics & Economics
three-year BSc MORSE (Hons)
four-year integrated masters BSc MMORSE (Hons)
These are Mathematics degrees which integrate the study of pure mathematics and statistics with their applications to economics, finance and management. These are core skills required in modern business analytics.
The MORSE concept
These degrees are unique: no other university in the world offers equivalent programmes. The first MORSE students started in 1975, three years after the idea was launched during the founding year of the Department.
About 150 students start each year with overseas and European students forming about one-third of the intake allowing our students to form lifelong, global friendship networks whilst at Warwick.
The fact that Warwick MORSE and MMORSE are so strongly and widely valued internationally makes our graduates highly employable worldwide.
Application should be made to either MORSE (GLN0) or MMORSE (G0L0) but not both. Transfers between these two degrees is straightforward during the first two years at university (details under Course structure).
Transfers between all our degrees - DatSci, MDatSci, MathStat, MMathStat, MORSE and MMORSE - are usually straightforward for offer-holders and even beyond; see FAQs for more details. We therefore recommend to apply to just one of our degrees.
The curriculum is build on the principle that module choices get more and more flexible as you progress through the degree. On top of that, you may choose to 'overload' and study additional options from an even wider range or modules (e.g. foreign languages).
The compulsory modules in year 1 concentrate on the underlying mathematical ideas. You also study basic material from economics and OR.
In year 2 the statistics, economics and OR are developed further, and there is a wide range of optional modules. At the end of year 2, you finalise your choice between the 3-year MORSE degree and the 4-year MMORSE (the latter requiring you averaged of least 60% and took the module ST221 on linear statistical modelling).
MORSE: The third (final) year of MORSE has no compulsory modules, so you can specialise in your chosen area(s).
MMORSE: The third year of MMORSE includes compulsory modules on advanced probability, statistical modelling, and financial mathematics. The fourth (final) year of MMORSE offers many modules in probability, statistics, economics, operational research and financial mathematics, and you also choose a masters-level dissertation topic from one of these areas.
More information about the optional modules can be found in the course handbook.
MORSE or MMORSE?
These two degree courses are nearly the same during the first two years making it easy to reconsider your preference during your first two years at university. Differences become apparent in the final years with a supervised research project and specialisations in MMORSE.