Taught course

Financial and Actuarial Mathematics GradDip

University of Leeds · Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a related mathematical, physical or social sciences subject such as statistics, engineering, physics, accounting, management, finance, computer science, etc., with a significant mathematical component. If your degree has a less significant mathematical component, we will expect a minimum of a 2:1 (hons).

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

If you want to study for a mathematics-related MSc course but don’t meet the full academic entry requirements, this programme will equip you with the mathematical knowledge and skills you need, specialising in financial and actuarial mathematics.

You’ll choose from a range of undergraduate modules offered in the School of Mathematics and Leeds University Business School, building a programme which fills the gaps in your knowledge and prepares you for postgraduate study in actuarial and financial mathematics. If you complete the GradDip and meet the required performance standard, you’ll be eligible to apply for a number of related MSc courses in the next academic year.

You could develop your understanding of corporate finance, survival analysis, financial statistics and many others in a supportive and stimulating research environment.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Please also see the international page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Mathematics Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 0945