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BSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics

University of Southampton

We are top 40 in the world and 7th in the UK for Statistics and Operational Research (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Apply your maths skills to the social sciences, and help solve complex problems. Combine mathematics, statistics, operational research and economics, and learn how to use them in varied contexts. You'll learn how to use statistical and mathematical models and gain the analytical and quantitative skills that employers look for.

Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) is a broad, business-oriented mathematics degree. It's ideal if you're thinking of a career as a professional mathematician, researcher, statistician or economist.

Our 3-year programme will give you a foundation in the main areas of mathematics, such as:



differential equations

Operational research modules will show you how to use maths to model and solve practical problems. Statistics modules explain how to analyse uncertain data.

Within economics you’ll learn how to create models of the complex interactions in an economic system.

This course will develop your abilities in:


logical argument

deductive reasoning



As part of this course you can:

choose from a range of optional modules to follow your interests

discover a range of mathematical techniques, such as graphical networks, cost models, decision processes and statistical modelling

solve real-world problems using mathematics and other skills

use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths students

explore mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package 'R'

We'll teach you through a combination of lectures and workshops. Our staff are leading researchers in fields like game theory, healthcare modelling and experiment design.

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3 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time