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MSc/PGDip Actuarial Science

Course Description


This course provides the opportunity for students to gain exemptions from subjects CT1-CT8 of the professional examinations of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries by performing sufficiently well in the instructional component (PGDip); graduates with a number of exemptions may enter employment as actuarial analysts with advanced professional standing; students who satisfactorily complete the PGDip may elect to continue to the award of Master's by undertaking a 3-month supervised programme of actuarial science research and submitting a corresponding dissertation.


Accounting and finance for actuarial science; actuarial communication and research; actuarial mathematics; actuarial risk management; economics; financial mathematics; mathematical finance; probability and mathematical statistics; statistical models in insurance; stochastic processes; survival models; dissertation.

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Entry Requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a quantitative subject (mathematics, statistics, economics, etc).

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