Taught course

Actuarial Science

The University of Manchester · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

The entry requirement to the programme is normally an upper second class honours degree in Mathematics/Statistics, a Science degree with a strong quantitative component, a subject with a substantial mathematical content, or an equivalent overseas qualification in a mathematical subject.

Months of entry


Course content

New for entry in 2011, the MSc in Actuarial Science provides a strong grounding in the mathematics of actuarial science and addresses both the current and future needs of the industry. Accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the course will offer exemptions to the following Professions Core Technical exams: CT4, CT6 and CT8 and will be suited to those with a good first degree in mathematics or a degree with substantial mathematical content.
If you are interested in developing a career as an actuary, this programme of study will provide the ideal entry platform into a broad range of employment sectors, such as Insurance, Financial and Risk Management.
Students enrolling for this programme will require knowledge of probability and statistics equivalent to second year undergraduate maths degree level.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each other component or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 0174