Taught course

Actuarial Science

University of Leicester · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Specifically we are looking for people with at least a 2:1 classification in a relevant first degree. It will be expected that you have a prerequisite knowledge of probability and calculus which means that typically students will have a mathematics, physics or engineering first degree. Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

Months of entry

October, May

Course content

Actuaries are problem-solvers; business analysts; consultants and risk assessors, all rolled into one. Upon completion of the course your skills could be applied to the worlds of insurance; pensions; healthcare; banking; business management and risk assessment. You will be equipped with mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long-term financial implications of the decisions they make. By concentrating on both technical expertise and transferable skills (such as communication and problem solving) the programme prepares graduates for direct entry into the profession and a successful career.

Our course offers a fast track route to qualifying as an actuary by providing exemptions from the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries CT1-8 examinations. Obtaining a good overall mark across your taught modules on these programmes can lead to exemptions from these examinations.

Our Actuarial Science programme is the only distance learning course accredited by the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

Fees and funding

Most students finance their postgraduate studies from a combination of sources, including loans, employer sponsorship, scholarships, personal savings and part-time work.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


full time
12 months
distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

PG admissions mathematics
+44 (0) 116 252 3896