Actuarial Science MSc/PGDip, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14105
    Tuition (Full programme)
    14105
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Leicester , | Online
Actuaries use mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long term financial implications of decisions that they make. This is for you if... you want to study actuarial science at an advanced level.
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About

Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you enjoy analysing and interpreting large amounts of data and applying this analysis to real business situations? Could you communicate complex financial and risk models to people at a range of levels? A career as an actuary is a highly rewarding one – both financially and intellectually.

Actuaries are problem-solvers, business analysts, consultants and risk assessors, all rolled into one. With this degree under your belt, the skills you have learned could be applied to the worlds of insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. You will be equipped with mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long-term financial implications of the decisions they make.

You may already be employed as a trainee actuary within a firm, or be a recent graduate looking to get into the industry, it could be that a career change is your reason for studying this course. Whichever it is, an Actuarial Science degree from the University of Leicester will provide you with a head start within this lucrative career.

By concentrating on both technical expertise and transferable skills (such as communication and problem solving) this postgraduate degree will prepare you for direct entry into the profession and a successful career. You will leave Leicester equipped with the skills and knowledge to evaluate and interpret different forms of data, analyse risk and present your results to a professional audience, and with an understanding of how to apply this knowledge to real problems using the fundamental techniques required by an actuary.

Programme Structure

Course modules

Course structure and modules vary between distance learning and campus based. Please visit the University of Leicester website for detail.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: May and October each year for Distance Learning. September each year for Campus Based.
  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
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At least a 2:1 degree classification in a relevant science based degree. We expect a prerequisite knowledge of probability and calculus to an undergraduate level; this means students will typically be Mathematics, Statistics or Physics graduates. We will consider graduates from other disciplines on an individual basis and applicants may be subjected to mathematics assessment at the application stage.

Also, if your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 14105 International
  • GBP 14105 EU/EEA
October 2016, May 2017:
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £11,285;
  • MSc: £14,105

Please note: these fees are for the whole course.

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