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Bachelor's Degree in MORSE

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in MORSE

Apply your maths skills to the social sciences, and help solve complex problems. Combine mathematics, statistics, operational research and economics, and learn how to use them in varied contexts. You'll learn how to use statistical and mathematical models and gain the analytical and quantitative skills that employers look for.

Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) is a broad, business-oriented mathematics degree. It's ideal if you're thinking of a career as a professional mathematician, researcher, statistician or economist.

Our 3-year program will give you a foundation in the main areas of mathematics, such as:

  • algebra
  • calculus
  • differential equations

Operational research modules will show you how to use maths to model and solve practical problems. Statistics modules explain how to analyse uncertain data.

Within economics you’ll learn how to create models of the complex interactions in an economic system.

This course will develop your abilities in:

  • problem-solving
  • logical argument
  • deductive reasoning
  • abstraction
  • generalisation

As part of this course you can:

  • choose from a range of optional modules to follow your interests
  • discover a range of mathematical techniques, such as graphical networks, cost models, decision processes and statistical modelling
  • solve real-world problems using mathematics and other skills
  • use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths students
  • explore mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'

We'll teach you through a combination of lectures and workshops. Our staff are leading researchers in fields like game theory, healthcare modelling and experiment design.

Admission requirements


AAA or AABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including in Higher Level and 6 points at Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (preferred mathematics module)


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)
  • DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra I
  • Linear Algebra II
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Operational Research I and Mathematical Computing
  • Principles of Macroeconomics

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • First Year Mathematics Workshop
  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Year 2

  • Analysis
  • Econometrics with Big Data
  • Operational Research II
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Statistical Distribution Theory
  • Statistical Modelling I

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Operations Management
  • Topics in Macroeconomics 2

Year 3

  • Mathematical Programming
  • Mathematics Project

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists
  • Actuarial Mathematics I
  • Actuarial Mathematics II
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Algebraic Topology
  • Complex Analysis
  • Further Number Theory
  • Futures and Options
  • Galois Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Hilbert Spaces
  • Integral Transform Methods
  • International Banking
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Numerical Methods
  • Optimization
  • Project Management
  • Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmology
  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Methods in Insurance
  • Statistical Modelling II
  • Structure and Dynamics of Networks
  • Survival Models
  • Topics in Macroeconomics 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE)
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career opportunities

Employability is an essential part of our maths courses. We'll ensure you are equipped for a successful postgraduate career or to continue your studies.

Our graduates have gone on to work as:

  • actuaries
  • operations research analyst
  • statisticians
  • programrs
  • software developers
  • accountants
  • business analysts

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