Taught course

Actuarial Science

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Mathematics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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Entry requirements

First or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent, in a quantitative subject (mathematics, statistics, economics, etc).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Actuaries are highly skilled quantitative professionals, primarily concerned with the identification, quantification, analysis, and management of various types of risk, particularly those with long-term financial consequences. Their expertise is essential to the proper management of life, general, and health insurance companies, pension funds, and investment firms. Their skills are very highly regarded and valued throughout the financial services industry, and the opportunities to practise worldwide are strong and growing.

This programme provides an intensive, professional-level, specialist education in actuarial science. Students performing well in the instructional component (PG Dip) can gain exemptions from professional examinations of the internationally recognised Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Following the instructional component, you can progress to the MSc by successfully completing a three-month supervised project and dissertation/ report component.

Information for international students

IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, with at least 6 in each component (intensive summer language course available if required).

Fees and funding

UK students
£18,812
International students
£18,812

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Mathematical Sciences
Email
maths-studentoffice@soton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 2250