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MSc Actuarial Finance


Course Description

This Masters programme is ideal if you have a strong statistical and mathematical background, or a quantitative business degree, and are interested in applying your skills at an advanced level in the world of business.

Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risk. They apply advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to solve financial problems, assess the likelihood of a particular event occurring and the possible financial costs. The role of the actuary is increasingly important in the current economic climate, where volatile markets are contributing to financial uncertainty.

Our MSc Actuarial Finance will introduce you to essential business topics and enable you to apply your quantitative skills to solve complex business problems, such as risk management, insurance and derivatives.The programme is delivered in partnership with the University’s School of Mathematics. You will learn from leading academics based in both schools, giving you access to world-class expertise in both areas.

The Business School has strong links with the actuarial profession and the insurance and pensions industry, giving you the opportunity to interact with practising actuaries and industry experts during your Masters degree.

Careers

Graduates of our MSc Actuarial Finance have entered high-flying careers in insurance, pensions, accountancy, risk management and consultancy. Job prospects are wide ranging and include consultant actuaries, scheme actuaries and insurance actuaries, accountants, investment banking and risk management.

As a result of the high level of quantitative skills developed, you also gain an excellent grounding for PhD study in accounting, finance and economics.

Apply now

The deadline for International applications is 31 March 2017.
The deadline for UK/EU applications is 31 August 2017.
For further guidance on how to apply, visit: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/how-to-apply/

Online events

You can logon from anywhere to join one of these one hour events, which will include:

- Introduction to Leeds University Business School and Masters study
- Advice from one of our Professional Development Tutors, with examples of the career skills you can build and the major companies we work with
- Guidance on how to apply for postgraduate study from our admissions team
- Opportunity to ask your questions

The dates for our next online events are below:

- TBC

Open events

Our Masters Open Days are an opportunity to visit in person, learn more about our Masters degrees and meet our staff. Activities include:

- Presentations, talks and Q&A with academic directors
- Business School tour
- Speak to admissions, academic teaching teams and current Masters students

Our next Masters Open Days:

- Wednesday 21 June 2017

Please visit our website for further information and to book your place: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/meet-us-at-an-event/

Visit the MSc Actuarial Finance page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Business School General Scholarships - 20+ Awards

There are two financial awards for University of Leeds alumni joining the Business School:- Leeds Alumni Bursary
University of Leeds graduates are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Leeds graduates with a First Class undergraduate degree are also eligible for the Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship (details below). - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary towards fees

Eligibility

- Leeds Alumni Bursary
If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who qualify for this scholarship are also entitled to receive the Leeds Alumni Bursary (details above) and so resulting in a total award of 20%. For more information on eligibility and qualifying awards, please visit the Leeds University Business School website (listed below).

Application Procedure

All eligible applicants with an offer to study a Masters programme beginning in September 2017 will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


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Masters in Finance Scholarship in Partnership with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - 2 Awards

2 half fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following;- Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20 percent of your class
- Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
- Strong academic reference(s)
- That you bring diversity of background to the classWe will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

half-fee

Eligibility

All students from Chulalongkorn University who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2017/18:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management.

Application Procedure

All students from Chulalongkorn University with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.You will be told by the end of April 2017 if you have been successful.

Further Information

http://www.business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


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Masters in Finance Scholarship in Partnership with Tara Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Single Award

One scholarship for the full tuition fee.As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following;- Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20 percent of your class
- Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
- Strong academic reference(s)
- That you bring diversity of background to the class.We will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2017/18:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management.

Application Procedure

All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.You will be told by the end of July 2017 if you have been successful.

Further Information

http://www.business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarships - 10 Awards

10 scholarships covering half the cost of tuition fees.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

half-fee

Eligibility

Particularly deserving international applicants wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for 2017/2018 applications has now passed.

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Masters in Accounting and Finance UK/EU Excellence Scholarships - 10 Awards

10 half-fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

half-fee

Eligibility

Particularly deserving UK/EU applicants wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Risk Management
MSc Financial Mathematics

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


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Dean's Excellence Scholarship - UK/EU - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding students from the UK/EU who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Dean's Excellence Scholarship - International - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding international students who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for 2017/2018 applications has now passed.

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships



Entry Requirements

A good first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant first degree such as mathematics, statistics, economics or finance or equivalent qualification. A background in finance or economics is desirable but not essential. You must have a strong grounding in quantitative subjects.

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