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Handbook Contents

1 General Information
2 Course Regulations and Progression
3 Module Selection and Course Transfers
4 Teaching, Learning and Study
5 Examinations and Assessment
6 Pastoral Care and Support
7 Student Voice
8 Careers and Personal Development
9 University Information

1.1 About MORSE

Background to MORSE

Over the past forty years mathematics has begun to realise some of its enormous potential, for application in management, finance, industry, government, education, medicine and other areas. Consequently, the demand for people skilled in mathematics and its applications has accelerated rapidly. It was in response to this demand that MORSE and, more recently, the 4-year integrated Masters degree were created.

MORSE and the integrated Masters degree are honours degrees involving four departments: Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and the Warwick Business School. They provide fully integrated courses leading to a solid grounding in the four component subjects and offer an excellent basis for a multitude of careers.

The degrees are administered by the Department of Statistics who have been consistently graded very highly in the exercises to assess the quality of the University research. In the 2014 REF(Research Excellence Framework) exercise, the Warwick Statistics and the Warwick Mathematics Institute together were ranked 3rd in the UK with** more than 90% of our research activity assessed as either internationally excellent or world leading**.


The MORSE and the integrated Masters degrees set out to provide three things.

Firstly, courses which will stimulate interest in mathematical concepts, with particular reference to the major areas of application. Secondly, to improve the quality and quantity of mathematically skilled people working, researching and teaching in these areas; and thirdly, to satisfy the needs of those students who seek a continuous development of mathematics from school through university to postgraduate application.

In common with other mathematical science degree courses at Warwick we aim to:

  • Attract well-qualified students
  • Provide an intellectually stimulating environment
  • Help students develop key intellectual skills
  • Provide a challenging education in mathematics/statistics and their applications
  • Produce high-quality graduates who are well prepared for the next step of their professional lives whether this involves further research training or moving directly into a career.

Specific aims of these degree courses are to:

  • Provide courses based on mathematics and its applications in statistics, operational research and economics suitable for students aiming for a career involving one or more of these areas
  • Enable students on the integrated Masters degree to study these areas more deeply.

Detailed objectives for each year are to be found at in the relevant section.

RSS Accreditation

The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) accredits the MORSE BSc and Integrated Masters.

Details of the requirements for accreditation are available on the departmental web-page: