MSc Actuarial Science / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 Months. [Full-Time]
- Entry requirements
The entry requirement to the programme is normally a good 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 good second year undergraduate Mathematics degree level is required for entry to the programme.
- How to apply
As there is high demand for this course we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year. Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. If we make you an offer, you will have 3 weeks in which to accept. Any offers not accepted within 3 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.
Please find more information in our Application and Selection section.
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- Graduate into an actuarial career consistently rated as one of the very best , opening doors to sectors such as insurance, finance and risk management.
- An actuarial graduate scheme starts with a salary of around £30k with great upwards potential throughout your career.
- Study in the footsteps of some of the biggest names in mathematics, including Alan Turing and Sydney Goldstein.
- Take advantage of our outstanding facilities, including the purpose-built, £43m Alan Turing Building.
The Department of Mathematics warmly welcomes you to attend our Masters’ webinar on Wednesday 23 November. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about The University of Manchester's Actuarial Science Master's. Click here to sign up to the event to attend.
For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2023, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £14,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £28,000
UK students (per annum): £7,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £14,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
For more information, see the Department of Mathematics Fees and funding page or visit the University of Manchester funding for master's courses website for more information.
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