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MMORSE (Course full)


Please note: this course is full for 2019 entry.


Full-time 2019 entry

MMORSE balances mathematical theory and its practical applications, with subject specialists from the departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Warwick Business School teaching core modules.

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You will learn through a combination of lectures, small-group tutorials and practical sessions based in the Statistics Department’s well-equipped undergraduate computing laboratory. You can also take modules from outside the Statistics Department, for example from Physics, Philosophy or the Language Centre. We also work with the Institute of Actuaries to design modules that can lead to exemptions for some Actuarial Exams.

The first two years of the BSc and MMORSE courses are similar, making it easy to reconsider your preference in the second year. Differences become apparent in the final years. In third year onwards, our four-year MMORSE gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of the following four areas: Actuarial and Financial Mathematics; Operational Research, Systems and Statistics; Econometrics and Mathematical Economics; Statistics with Mathematics, and complete a supervised research project.

The first two years of the MORSE degrees follow a (mainly) fixed set of courses, 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.

Year 1 - The compulsory modules in year 1 concentrate on the underlying mathematical ideas. You also study basic material from economics and OR.

Year 2 - 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).

Final years - The third year 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.

You will learn from a combination of lectures, small-group tutorials and practical sessions based in the Statistics Department’s well-equipped undergraduate computing laboratory. Many core modules are designed specifically with MORSE students in mind. These cover the technical intricacies of theoretical subjects, while emphasising their modern applications.

Core modules are taught by staff from all four partner departments, and involve deriving theorems, optimisation, quantitative reasoning and modelling complex systems. MMORSE students work on their own research project under the guidance of a lecturer or professor.

Class size

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.

You will be assessed by a combination of closed and open-book examinations, continuous assessment and project work, depending on your option choices. The first year counts 10%, the second year 20%, the third year 30% and the fourth year 40% towards the Integrated Masters degree mark.

You may additionally choose to spend an ‘intercalated’ year in an approved industry, business or university between your last two years at Warwick.

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A level: A*AA to include A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics OR A*A*A + AS Level to include A* in Mathematics and A in AS level Further Mathematics OR A*A*A* to include Mathematics AAA + 2 in STEP or Merit in AEA to include A in Mathematics

  • IB: 38 to include 7 in Higher Level Mathematics

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

  • Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in all level 3 units, and Mathematics grade A* at A level or equivalent.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • Introduction to Quantitative Economics

  • Mathematical Programming I

  • Linear Algebra

  • Mathematical Analysis

  • Sets and Numbers

  • Statistical Laboratory

  • Introduction to Probability

  • Mathematical Techniques

Year 2
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Mathematical Statistics Part A
  • Mathematical Statistics Part B
  • Mathematical Economics 1A
  • Mathematical Programming II
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

Design of Information Structures; Programming for Scientists; Geometry and Motion; Descartes and Mill; Quantum Phenomena; Introduction to Astronomy; Classical Mechanics and Relativity.

Examples of recent destinations: ALLIANZ, Zurich Insurance, Barclays Bank, Ministry of Justice, KPMG, Rolls-Royce, Aon Hewitt, Albourne Partners, Playground Games, BDO Mauritius, PwC, FlexTrade UK, Willis Towers Watson.

Jobs include: Quantitative analyst, Pension Adviser, Manufacturing Engineer, Assistant Statistician, Support Engineer, Actuarial Analyst, Consultant.


"Employers want someone to nurture and grow with them."

"MORSE was perfect for me - I wanted to study economics, loved mathematics and found statistics interesting.

I found Warwick stimulating and was surrounded by people who shared my dedication to learning. This really impacted on me and chose to extend the course to the four year version. I gained many skills including coding; I learnt STATA and R as part of the course.

Data analysis is integral to my role as a Financial Conduct Authority economist, and almost every module I studied allowed me to build on these skills."

James Forster - Associate Economist in the Competition & Economics Division of the FCA

Studied 'MORSE' - Graduated 2017

Entry Requirements

A level A*AA to include A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics

OR A*A*A + AS Level to include A* in Mathematics and A in AS level Further Mathematics

OR A*A*A* to include Mathematics AAA + 2 in STEP or Merit in AEA to include A in Mathematics

IB 38 to include 5 in Higher or Standard Level Mathematics/Mathematical Studies


Degree of Master of Mathematics, Operation Research, Statistics and Economics

4 years full time

Start Date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Additional costs

The additional costs of study in the Statistics Department are minor: printing, calculators and books and, in a few optional modules, printed notes, which are provided by the actuarial profession.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.