Mathematics & Operational Research & Statistics & Economics (MORSE)

These courses are unique: no other university in the world offers equivalent programmes. The first MORSE students started in 1975, three years after the idea was launched during the founding year of the Department.

About 200 students start each year with overseas and European students forming about one-third of the intake allowing our students to form lifelong, global friendship networks whilst at Warwick.

The fact that Warwick MORSE and MMORSE are so strongly and widely valued internationally makes our graduates highly employable worldwide.

General entry requirements

A levels

A level typical offer

A*A*A to include A* A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics


A*AA to include A* A (in any order) in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and one of the following:

  • STEP (grade 2)
  • TMUA (score 6.5)


A*A*A*A to include A* A (in any order) in Mathematics & Further Mathematics. Where an applicant is unable to study A Level Further Mathematics, they may be considered with grades A*A*A* including Mathematics.

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria. The typical contextual offer is A*A*B, including A* in Mathematics and A* in Further Mathematics; or A*AB including A*, A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (any order), plus grade 2 in any STEP/6.5 in TMUA.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


IB typical offer

39 overall to include 7 in Higher Level Mathematics ‘Analysis and Approaches’


38 overall to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics ‘Analysis and Approaches’ and one of the following:

  • STEP (grade 2)
  • TMUA (score 6.5)

Important information: We are undertaking a review of the curriculum for our MORSE degrees for 2022 entry to ensure that the programme remains at the forefront of recent developments in these important disciplines. Our core and optional modules are currently undergoing approval through the University’s rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on this webpage. It is therefore very important that you check this website again for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer.

Course structure

The curriculum is built on the principle that module choices get more and more flexible as you progress through the degree. On top of that, you may choose to ‘overload’ and study additional options from an even wider range or modules (e.g. foreign languages).

Year 1

The compulsory modules in year 1 concentrate on the underlying mathematical ideas. You also study basic material from economics and Operational Research.

Year 2

In year 2 the statistics, economics and Operational Research are developed further, and there is a wide range of optional modules. At the end of year 2, you finalize your choice between the 3-year MORSE degree and the 4-year MMORSE (the latter requiring you averaged at least 60%).

Final years

MORSE: The third (final) year of MORSE has no compulsory modules, so you can specialize in your chosen area(s).

MMORSE: The third year of MMORSE includes compulsory modules on advanced probability, statistical modeling, and financial mathematics. The fourth (final) year of MMORSE offers many modules in probability; statistics, economics, operational research and financial mathematics, and you also choose a masters-level dissertation topic from one of these areas.

Contact Us

For further information, you may contact the University of Warwick at:

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7657 4812
Department of Statistics,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK