Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (BSc MORSE) at University of Southampton - UCAS

University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (BSc MORSE)

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Course summary

Ranked in the world’s top 40 and 8th in the UK for Statistics and Operational Research (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023), this degree will give you an excellent understanding led by academics at the forefront of their fields. 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 programme 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, exclusively 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. Southampton mathematics graduates are in great demand. Many employers look for graduates with strong problem-solving skills who can develop sound analytical arguments. Depending on your degree specialism, a wide range of career destinations are available including mathematician, statistician, actuary and financial analyst. Our graduates are employed by organisations including Deloitte, British Airways, IBM, Amazon UK and Formula 1 racing teams.


You will study a wide range of modules from Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, Economics and Business. There is enough flexibility in the programme structure to allow you to focus on one of these areas or develop your skills in many. Please see the course page online for a list of core and optional modules:

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as coursework, tests and exams, enabling you to demonstrate your strengths and show what you have learnt.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. As A level Mathematics is required for this programme, all equivalent qualifications also need an equivalent of A level Mathematics, grade A. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Admissions Team at [email protected]

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (BSc MORSE) at University of Southampton - UCAS