Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Industry) BSc Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
GLN1

Entry Year
2019

A Level Requirements
AAA see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

The MORSE scheme at Lancaster is specifically designed for numerate students wishing to pursue careers in industry, commerce, finance and the public sector. It provides knowledge and key skills in areas that are in great demand and emphasises the application of those ideas in the real world.

The programme equips you with competencies in a variety of quantitative and analytical subjects. Creating strong foundations in mathematics, operations research, statistics and economics in the first year of study, the programme then allows you to tailor your personal programme, whether this is by developing your knowledge in all areas or specialising in those topics that you see as most relevant to your future career. Your third year is spent on an industrial placement, giving you practical experience of a work environment and allowing you to apply and refine the skills and knowledge acquired in the first two years of study.

These might be in pure mathematics, statistics, business analytics, economics or management topics. Taught by our world-class Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, and Management Science the programme offers a wide range of choice for students, all of which focus on applying mathematical knowledge and theory in a practical context.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    The MORSE scheme at Lancaster is specifically designed for numerate students wishing to pursue careers in industry, commerce, finance and the public sector. It provides knowledge and key skills in areas that are in great demand and emphasises the application of those ideas in the real world.

    The programme equips you with competencies in a variety of quantitative and analytical subjects. Creating strong foundations in mathematics, operations research, statistics and economics in the first year of study, the programme then allows you to tailor your personal programme, whether this is by developing your knowledge in all areas or specialising in those topics that you see as most relevant to your future career. Your third year is spent on an industrial placement, giving you practical experience of a work environment and allowing you to apply and refine the skills and knowledge acquired in the first two years of study.

    These might be in pure mathematics, statistics, business analytics, economics or management topics. Taught by our world-class Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, and Management Science the programme offers a wide range of choice for students, all of which focus on applying mathematical knowledge and theory in a practical context.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAA including A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics OR AAB including A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

    Subject Requirement A level Mathematics grade A

    GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics HL

    BTEC Considered alongside A level Mathematics grade A

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

    Year 3

      Core

    Year 4

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Our graduates enter a wide array of jobs and careers, from mainstream human resource management in both public and private corporations to management consultancy and roles in the media and marketing. Others set up businesses on their own, both at home and abroad.

    The degree also opens up opportunities for further study, with recent graduates undertaking studies towards professional recruitment practice and Masters in Human Resource and Knowledge Management. 

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

    Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

    Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2019/20 are:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £18,967

    Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.

    For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

MORSE Scholarship 2019

To further enrich our Management Science community here in LUMS, we’re offering a £3,000 Scholarship for our highest achieving MORSE applicant.

How to Apply

We will automatically consider you for the MORSE Scholarship as part of our standard undergraduate application process, and if you are successful we will be in touch with you directly during September 2019. The successful recipient will be hand-selected, based on strength of application and merit.


Eligibility

  • All applicants for the MORSE programme will be considered, both for the standard (GLN0) and industry variant (GLN1) of the programme
  • The MORSE Scholarship will be awarded to one student joining the programme in October 2019
  • All applicants must have met all MORSE entry requirements by the 31 August 2019 in order to be considered for the MORSE Scholarship

Receiving the award

  • The awardee will be notified of their successful selection during September 2019, ahead of starting the MORSE programme in October 2019
  • The MORSE Scholarship will be awarded as a cash payment in February 2020

Scholarship Recipients

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be expected to fully participate in a range of activities during your studies. This may include roles such as being an ambassador for your course, contributing to future recruitment through engaging with prospective students, and sharing your own experiences of being a LUMS student.

Building

Discover MORSE

Our undergraduate MORSE programme will give you a powerful combination of knowledge and key skills in areas that are in great demand, with an understanding of how to apply those ideas in the real world.

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The graduate jobs market is a rapidly-changing place, so we’re committed to helping you stay one step ahead. During your first year, you will complete our unique Future Global Leaders module which is designed to develop your professional skills and build your confidence in preparation for the future. You will be supported to step outside your comfort zone, and empowered to grow your leadership skills through a blend of online learning, inspirational guest speakers and dedicated events.

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