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

UCAS Code
GLN1

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2020

A Level Requirements
AAA see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

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.

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

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

    Optional

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

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

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. 

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.

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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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