The programme is mathematically advanced and suitable candidates will normally hold a good BSc degree in actuarial science, statistics, mathematical economics or mathematics. This should include training in analysis and linear algebra, with rigorous proofs, and probability theory at the level of our third year undergraduate course Stochastic Processes.
Months of entry
This programme provides high-level training in probability theory and statistics for random processes with applications in the areas of insurance and finance and their interface. It includes a comprehensive and unified approach to all quantitative aspects of modern actuarial science. Students receive rigorous training in mathematics and scientific computation and are introduced to a range of schemes for risk transfer, sufficiently broad to equip them for highly specialised work in insurance, pensions, investment, and banking and for independent research in these areas.
The Programme offers excellent prospects for employment and further study. Students can gain employment in the finance or insurance industries. They can also go on to do a higher degree. Furthermore, the Department has good relations with the financial services industry, particularly insurance and professional bodies.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
LSE Graduate Support Scheme.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)207 955 6613