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Actuarial Science MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 Months. [Full-Time]
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.

In particular, knowledge of probability and statistics equivalent to second year undergraduate Mathematics degree level is required for entry to the programme.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

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: CT3, CT4, CT6 and CT8 and will be suited to those with an upper second class honours degree in mathematics or in 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.

Open days

There will be a School of Mathematics Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 26 February 2014. Further information can be found at:


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,670
    International students (per annum): £16,800
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,835
    International students (per annum): £8,400

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mathematics
Contact name
Helen Harper
0161 275 5856
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