About this course
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.
Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.
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:
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:
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.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.