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MMORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

This course is designed for talented mathematicians with strong interests in business, finance and economics. It provides a firm grounding in all these fields and an understanding of how they relate to each other. Our curriculum balances mathematical theory and its practical applications, with subject specialists from all four partner departments teaching core modules. You will learn about deriving theorems, optimisation, quantitative reasoning and modelling complex systems from world renowned academics at the University where MORSE was invented. You will also acquire the core skills valued by modern business analytics employers, including analytical thinking, cross-disciplinary communication, and mathematical and statistical modelling. If you are an MMORSE student looking to pursue an actuarial career, our course may exempt you from some professional examinations.

How will I learn?

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.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of closed and open-book examinations, continuous assessment and project work, depending on your option choices.

What opportunities are there to work abroad?

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for a year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

  • Entry Requirements

    A Level

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

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

    A*A*A*, to include Mathematics

    AAA +2 in STEP or Merit in AEA, to include Mathematics

    A levels in Applied Subjects and Mixed Portfolios Candidates considered on an individual basis. Grades required similar to those for candidates taking academic A and AS qualifications.

    International Baccalaureate 38 points including 7 in Higher Level Mathematics

  • Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.

  • 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 page.

Further Information

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level and Critical Thinking at A level.

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days We hold Departmental Open Days for offer holders in March. These are an excellent opportunity to get a personal impression of the Department and to put questions to lecturers and professors. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

Your first and second years develop your mathematical skills through a broad range of theoretical exercises and computing tasks. You will cover the same first-year core modules as our Mathematics and Statistics students, exploring probability, sets, mathematical statistics, linear algebra and modelling to build a solid foundation of essential mathematical and statistical knowledge and skills. In addition, your second year will also include mathematical economics and programming. These core modules will introduce the latest techniques from all components of MMORSE, used to tackle the increasingly wide spectrum of challenges facing modern business and commerce. In your third and fourth year, you can customise your course – taking advantage of a wide range of available options – to apply your mathematical skills to the areas in which you aspire to work. Module options available to current students include: Geometry and Motion, Programming for Scientists and Quantum Phenomena.

On our four-year MMORSE degree, you will also complete an independent research project on a topic of your choice with support from our academic staff.

Find out more about the degree structure and module information.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: EY, Barclays, Deloitte, Rolls-Royce, the NHS, the University of Oxford.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Actuarial Analyst, Trading Analyst, Statistical Researcher, Business Modeller, Associate in Forensic Technology, Equity Derivative Trader.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
A*AA, including A* in Mathematics and A in Further Mathematics

A*A*A + AS Level A, including A* in Mathematics and A in AS level Further Mathematics

A*A*A*, including Mathematics

AAA + 2 in STEP or Merit in AEA, including Mathematics

IB: 38 points including 7 in Higher Level Mathematics


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

4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website

Department of Statistics

Student blogs

Mark Hurdley - MMORSE

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.