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MORSE Courses

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

1.2 Courses


The first two years of this three year MORSE degree (Y602) follow a (mainly) fixed set of modules, laying the foundations of the four main subjects. For part of the first two years, and the whole of the third, students are free to choose from a wide range of topics. Final year students can elect to specialise in one or two of the main subject areas or can continue a balanced programme by selecting topics from all four departments.

The first year counts 10%, the second year 30% and the third year 60% towards the final BSc degree mark.

Integrated Masters Degree in MORSE

G300 (BSc Masters MORSE) allows students to take a degree whose title makes explicit the fact that they have covered the material which leads to a Bachelor degree as well as material at Masters Level.

The first two years are in common with the BSc degree in MORSE.

Students at the end of the second year must choose one of 4 possible streams:

  • Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
  • Operational Research and Statistics
  • Statistics with Mathematics

Students may change stream at any point provided their module registrations satisfy or can be amended to satisfy the course regulations of the destination stream for both the third and fourth year.

The integrated Masters degree requires students to study a minimum of 120 CATS worth of modules at the Masters level and includes a 30 CATS Masters dissertation. This degree enables students to embark on research in an area in which they have specialised whilst also providing them with a wide variety of career opportunities.

The first year counts 10%, the second year 20%, the third year 30% and the fourth year 40% towards the Integrated Masters degree mark.

Intercalated Year

An intercalated year is spent away from the University, and in roles either as work in industry, study at a university overseas or a combination of both. The intercalated year can be taken between the 2nd and 3rd years of a degree course, or between the 3rd and 4th Years of an Integrated Masters course. Students who pass the intercalated year will be awarded a degree certificate with the title including "with Intercalated Year"

Courses covered by this handbook
Course Code Course Name*
Y603 BSc MORSE with Intercalated Year
G301 MMORSE with Intercalated Year
G30A MMORSE Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
G30B MMORSE Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
G30C MMORSE Statistics with Mathematics
G30D MMORSE Operational Research and Statistics
G30E MMORSE Actuarial and Financial Mathematics with Intercalated Year
G30F MMORSE Econometrics and Mathematical Economics with Intercalated Year
G30G MMORSE Statistics with Mathematics with Intercalated Year
G30H MMORSE Operational Research and Statistics with Intercalated Year

*The course names shown are those in common usage not the actual degree title conferred.

Other Courses delivered by Department of Statistics
Course Code Course Name*
G302 Data Science BSc
G303 Data Science BSc with Intercalated Year
G304 Data Science MSci
G305 Data Science MSci with Intercalated Year
GG14 Mathematics and Statistics BSc (MathStat)
GG17 Mathematics and Statistics BSc with Intercalated Year
G1G3 Integrated Masters Mathematics and Statistics (MMathStat)

*The course names shown are those in common usage not the actual degree title conferred.