Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Industry) BSc Hons - 2022 Entry

UCAS Code
GLN1

Entry Year
2022

A Level Requirements
AAA see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

  • 12th
    For Course Satisfaction in Mathematics The Guardian University Guide (2022)
  • 13th
    For student experience The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022)
  • 14th
    For Mathematics The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022)

Course Overview

Shifting markets and an ever-changing political landscape make for a complex world. Every organisation – industrial, financial or governmental – needs to embrace technology and data to optimise their performance.

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 where to invest or what route to take. This needs creative, technically competent and business-savvy people; the kind of graduates our MORSE degree produces.

We have combined the highly influential subjects of Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics into one coherent degree ideal for mathematically-gifted students who want to use numbers to solve real-world problems in business and industry.

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

Taught across our world-class departments of Management Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Economics, the focus is on practically applying mathematical theory. In addition to mathematics, you will learn business modelling, economic theory, statistics and analytics, and how all these skills can come together to create better solutions to intricate problems.

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. You will be supported in finding a position with companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England.

Our careers team, including a dedicated departmental careers coach, will work with you from day one to help with internships, placements and graduate employment. We will supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews, helping you with your future career ambitions.

You will graduate with an enviable array of quantitative and analytical skills 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 including A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics OR AAB including A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

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 2022/23 are:

UK International
£9,250 £22,730

Scholarships and Bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

Undergraduate tuition fees

Fees are set by the UK Government annually, and subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. 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.

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.

College Fees

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.

For students starting in 2022, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.

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

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Contact hours

The amount of time you spend in lectures, seminars and other learning activities will differ from year to year and vary depending on the module options you choose. These figures are averages from the most recently available data for this course, the academic year 2018-2019, and are based on 1,200 study hours per year. The figures apply to single honours degrees. Joint honours degrees will vary from the percentages below depending on the combinations studied.

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

Most of our degrees use a broad range of assessments methods. These figures are averages based on the most recently collected data for this course, and are given as a guide.

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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Important Information

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The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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