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Year 3 BSc MORSE Course Regulations

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Year 1 MORSE
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Year 3 BSc MORSE
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Year 4 MMORSE

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Index
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

2.5 Year 3 BSc MORSE Course Regulations

Loading / Requirements

The minimum and normal load is 120 CATS.

The maximum load is 150 CATS.

Students must select at least 90 CATS from List A and at most 60 CATS from List B.

Students must take, in their third year, at least 90 CATS of level 3+ modules given by the Departments of Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Warwick Business School. (NB: Level 3 should be interpreted as: xx3xx)

It is not permitted to;

  • take more than 30 CATS of unusual options
  • take more than one of IB133 and ST335. Students will be de-registered from ST335 if IB133 was taken in a previous year.
  • take more than one of IB211 and IB320. Students will be de-registered from IB320 if IB211 was taken in a previous year.
  • take more than one of MA222 and MA260.
  • take more than one of ST339, EC333 and IB253
  • take more than one of ST339 and IB254
  • take more than one of EC334 and IB254
  • take more than one of ST342 and MA359

Other module restrictions may also apply as specified in module information pages.

Any modules not listed (including foreign languages) are classed as Unusual Options and permission to take these modules must be obtained with a completed Unusual Option form submitted to the support office by the specified deadline. Unusual options do not count, under any circumstances, towards required CATS described in the course regulations for Core Modules, Optional Modules or letter Lists (e.g. List A, List B etc.). Further information about Unusual Options and deadlines can be found in section 3.4 of the handbook.

List A

Listed modules are subject to change from year to year and some modules may be subject to availability / module pre-registration.

Module Code Module Name CATS Term
EC301 Mathematical Economics: Dynamics, Uncertainty & Asymmetrical Information 15 2
EC306 Econometrics 2: Time Series 15 2
EC307 Macroeconomic Policy in the EU 15 2
EC312 International Economics 15 1
EC314 Topics in Economic Theory 15 2
EC331 Research in Applied Economics 30 1 & 2
EC333 Topics in Financial Economics: Theories and International Finance 15 1
EC334 Topics in Financial Economics: Corporate Finance and Markets 15 2
EC338 Econometrics 2: Microeconometrics 15 1
EC341 Mathematical Economics 2: Mechanism Design and Alternative Games 15 1
IB320 Simulation 15 2
IB349 Operational Research in Strategic Planning 15 1
IB352 Applied Optimisation Methods 15 2
IB3A7 The Practice of Operational Research 15  
IB3J2 Decision Making Under Uncertainty 15 1
IB3J3 Mathematical Game Theory 15 1
IB3K2 Financial Optimisation 15 2
MA359 Measure Theory 15 1
MA377 Rings and Modules 15 1
MA390 Topics in Mathematical Biology 15 1
MA398 Matrix Analysis and Algorithms 15 1
MA3A6 Algebraic Number Theory 15 2
MA3B8 Complex Analysis 15 2
MA3D1 Fluid Dynamics 15 2
MA3D4 Fractal Geometry (suspended for 19/20) 15 2
MA3D5 Galois Theory 15 1
MA3D9 Geometry of Curves and Surfaces 15 1
MA3E1 Groups and Representations 15 2
MA3F1 Introduction to Topology 15 1
MA3F2 Knot Theory (suspended for 19/20) 15 2
MA3G1 Theory of PDEs 15 2
MA3G6 Commutative Algebra 15 2
MA3G7 Functional Analysis I 15 1
MA3G8 Functional Analysis II 15 2
MA3H0 Numerical Analysis and PDEs 15 2
MA3H2 Markov Processes and Percolation Theory 15 2
MA3H3 Set Theory 15 1
MA3H7 Control Theory 15 2
MA3J2 Combinatorics II 15 2
MA3J9 Historical Challenges in Mathematics 15 2
MA3K0 High Dimensional Probability 15 2
MA3K1 Mathematics of Machine Learning 15 1
ST301 Bayesian Statistics and Decision Theory 15 1
ST305 Designed Experiments 15 2
ST313 Third Year Essay / Project (suspended in 19/20) 15  
ST318 Probability Theory 15 2
ST323 Multivariate Statistics 15 1
ST329 Topics in Statistics 15 2
ST332 Medical Statistics 15 2
ST333 Applied Stochastic Processes 15 1
ST337 Bayesian Forecasting and Intervention 15 2
ST339 Introduction to Mathematical Finance 15 1
ST340 Programming for Data Science 15 1
ST341 Statistical Genetics 15 2
ST342 Mathematics of Random Events 15 1
ST343 Topics in Data Science 15 2
ST344 Professional Practice of Data Analysis 15 1
List B

Listed modules are subject to change from year to year and some modules may be subject to availability / module pre-registration.

Module Code Module Name CATS Term
EC208 Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure 15 1
EC303 The British Economy in the Twentieth Century (suspended in 19/20) 15 1
EC304 Making of Economic Policy 30 1 & 2
EC310 Topics in Development Economics 15 2
EC313 The International Economy in the Twentieth Century 15 2
EC320 Economics of Public Policy 15 1
EC326 Industrial Economics 2: Strategy & Planning 15 2
EC336 International Trade 15 2
EC337 Industrial Economics 2: Market Economics, Competition & Regulation 15 1
IB209 Marketing 30 1 - 3
IB253 Principles of Finance 1 15 1
IB254 Principles of Finance 2 15 2
IB337 Business Taxation 15 1
IB359 Derivatives and Risk Management 15 2
IB361 Equality and Diversity 15 1
IB362 Management and Human Resources 15 1
IB365 Marketing Communications 15 1
IB368 International Business Strategy 15 2
IB370 Managing Strategy in the Digital Era 15 2
IB382 Project Management 15 1
IB384 Supply Chain Management 15 1
IB395 Finance in New Ventures 15 1
IB396 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation 15 2
IB3A5 Marketing Management 15 1
IB3F0 Auditing, Governance & Accountability 15 2
IE3E1 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 24 2
MA222 Metric Spaces 12 2
MA241 Combinatorics 12 1
MA243 Geometry 12 1
MA249 Algebra II: Groups and Rings 12 2
MA250 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 12 2
MA251 Algebra I: Advanced Linear Algebra 12 1
MA252 Combinatorial Optimization 12 2
MA256 Introduction to Systems Biology 6 3
MA257 Introduction to Number Theory 12 2
MA258 Mathematical Analysis III 12 1
MA259 Multivariable Calculus 12 1
ST335 Finance and Financial Reporting 15 1
Notes on Course Regulations
  • Some optional modules are only offered subject to availability. For example, Economics modules do not run if the numbers are insufficient, so check with the Economics Department. Also, WBS normally restricts module preregistrations for IB modules to 120 CATS for third year MORSE students
  • The Pathways in the MMathStat degree also provides further examples of module combinations relevant for a career (including a PhD) in Financial Mathematics as well as other specialisations. However, be aware that the pathways suggested are for the MMathStat degree and so may not satisfy the course regulations for the MORSE or MMORSE degree.
  • It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that the modules they are following are permitted — either because the modules are given explicitly as options by the regulations or because permission has been sought and granted by filling in an unusual option form.
  • Students should note that, to be awarded a BSc degree class, a candidate must achieve marks in that class or higher in whole core and listed modules (i.e., modules appearing in List (A) or List (B) of the regulations for the BSc MORSE) taken in the final year equating to at least 48 CATS in total. In addition, to be awarded an Honours degree students must pass (at the 40% level) whole modules equating to at least 168 CATS over years 2 and 3, including at least 80 CATS in the final year.
  • From 19/20 onwards Statistics students should take MA222 Metric Spaces which is equivalent to MA260 Norms, Metrics and Topologies.
  • From 19/20 onwards: IB211 has been replaced by IB320, which is offered as 12 and 15 CATS variants. Third year students who wish to take IB320 must take the 15 CATS variant. Students who have already taken IB211 Simulation are not permitted to take IB320.

The teaching term shown is for information only and does not form part of the official course regulations. Variations observed on the module pages and / or university timetable should be considered to be a more definitive source of information.