Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Industry) BSc Hons - 2021 Entry

UCAS Code
GLN1

Entry Year
2021

A Level Requirements
AAA see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

  • 6th
    For graduate prospects The Complete University Guide (2021)
  • 9th
    For Mathematics The Complete University Guide (2021)
  • 17th
    For Mathematics The Guardian University Guide (2021)

Course Overview

Shifting markets and an ever-changing political landscape make for a complex world. Every organisation, whether industrial, financial or in government, needs to embrace technology and data to maximise what they deliver. Smartphone use, the role of social media data, risk planning, retail patterns... All of these can be counted and analysed. They can also help forecast the future, deciding what to invest in or what route to take. But this needs creative, technically competent and business-savvy people. The kind of graduates our MORSE degree produces.

We’ve combined the highly influential subjects of Mathematics, Operational Research and Economics into one coherent degree and added in a year of paid work experience in industry. It’s ideal if you’re a mathematically-gifted student who wants to use numbers to solve real-world problems in business and industry.

In your first year you’ll gain a strong foundation in mathematics, operations research, statistics and economics. You then tailor your programme, either developing a broad knowledge base or specialising in topics relevant to your future career.

Your third year is spent on a 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. You’ll be supported in finding a position with companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England.

Our world-class departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, and Management Science all focus on applying mathematical theory in a practical context. As well as more traditional subjects such as mathematics, you will learn about business modelling, economic theory, statistics and analytics. MORSE shows how all these skills can come together to create better solutions to intricate problems.

You will graduate with an enviable array of quantitative and analytical skills. These are in high demand by industry, commerce, finance, the public sector, consulting and the government.

The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAA

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 (either analysis and approaches or applications and interpretations)

BTEC Considered alongside A level Mathematics grade A

STEP Paper or the Test of Mathematics for University Admission Please note it is not a compulsory entry requirement to take these tests, but for applicants who are taking any of the papers alongside Mathematics and/or Further Mathematics we may be able to make a more favourable offer.

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

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 to complement your main specialism. 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 please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year 1

    Core

Year 2

    Core

    Optional

Year 3

    Core

Year 4

    Core

    Optional

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

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 2021/22 are:

UK International
£9,250 £21,650

Fees for EU applicants

The UK government has announced that students who will begin their course in 2021 will no longer be eligible to receive the same fee status and financial support entitlement as UK students. This also applies to those who have deferred entry until 2021. Lancaster University has confirmed that students from EU Member States in 2021-22 and later, will now be charged the same tuition fees as other non-UK students.

Undergraduate tuition fees

For students starting at the University for the 2020 session, subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. UK fees are set by the UK Government annually. For international applicants, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year’s fee. For more information about tuition fees, including fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements, please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page.

Applicants from the 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 information about this on our Island Fees page.

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. 

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.

Student Insights

In her blog, Lauren Yarwood shares her experiences of studying a Management Science degree, and why she chose Lancaster: "For me, I came and visited Lancaster University as part of a course when I was 16. I fell in love with the university simply due the beauty of the campus. It’s small and quaint with everything you need, but Lancaster also offers the best of both worlds as the city is only a 15-minute bus drive away."

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Contact hours

Year 1

  • 34%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 66%

    Independent study

Year 2

  • 33%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 67%

    Independent study

Year 3

  • 100%

    Placement or Study Abroad

Year 4

  • 15%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 85%

    Independent study

Assessment

Year 1

  • 53%

    Coursework

  • 47%

    Written exams

Year 2

  • 25%

    Coursework

  • 75%

    Written exams

Year 3

  • 100%

    Coursework

Year 4

  • 20%

    Coursework

  • 80%

    Written exams

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