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MSc Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Econometrics (MORSE)

This Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Econometrics (MORSE) programme at University of Birmingham is both technical and pragmatic. You will acquire the ability to integrate state-of-the-art knowledge of statistics and optimisation to address, analyse and provide a rational appraisal of a given problem in different professional contexts.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 1 year 
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £21,150 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

This is a multidisciplinary field that involves the study of mathematical optimisation techniques, operational research methods, programming and statistics with their applications to economics, finance, medicine, industrial management, natural sciences and others.

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have recently shown how the modern optimization and statistical methods are successfully applied to engineering design, financial and economical data analysis, meta-analysis, economic equilibrium, network communication, and combinatorial optimization.

Courses included:

  • Statistical Methods in Finance and Economics
  • Postgraduate Taught Knowledge Exchange Pathway#
  • Project (MORSE)
  • Advanced Management Mathematics
  • Advanced Mathematical Finance
  • Applied Statistics
  • Game Theory and Multicriteria Decision Making

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


The Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Econometrics (MORSE) programme at University of Birmingham produces highly qualified students in statistics, operations research and econometrics with applications to economics and business management. It also provides ideal preparation for a career in economics, health care, finance, banking, insurance, actuarial science, business management, governmental or academic institutions.

Postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham is a chance to learn from world leaders in their fields. This guarantees you a first-class learning experience, leading to a qualification that is respected the world over and making you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market.

The course modules and research project will provide you with essential training in quantitative analysis together with multidisciplinary research and communication, a transferable skill which you will find valuable whatever career path you

pursue. Our graduates benefit from a growing global demand for these skills in sectors including economics, medicine, finance, insurance and industrial management.


To be accepted onto this programme you should have a 2:1 Honours degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering or programmes with a strong mathematical component.

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