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.
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.
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/
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:
- Thursday 15 December 2016
- Wednesday 22 February 2017
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:
- Thursday 6 April 2017
- 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/
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.