M.Sc. On Campus

Actuarial Science

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
20400 GBP/year
20400 GBP/year
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This Actuarial Science degree at Heriot-Watt University has been designed as the perfect starting point to a career as an actuary, preparing you for a leading role managing risk in financial institutions worldwide.


Many of our staff are qualified actuaries that have worked for some of the biggest names in the Acturial world; You will be able to benefit from their extensive business knowledge, many years of experience working in industry and their research expertise.

Key Features 

  • The Actuarial Science course from Heriot-Watt University offers hands-on experience solving real-life financial problems through interactive lectures, tutorials and practical coursework. 
  • What’s more, our close links to industry means you’ll have the chance of a summer placement within Edinburgh's financial sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Finance and Financial Reporting
  • Economics  
  • Statistical Methods
  • Life Insurance Maths
  • Stochastic Modelling/Survival Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is primarily intended for graduates with a strong mathematical background. 
  • Our normal minimum entry requirement is the equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree in mathematics, statistics or a related discipline with a high mathematics or statistics content.
  • We are also looking for students who are keen to join the actuarial profession, have a willingness to work hard and a drive to succeed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £10,200
  • Overseas: £10,200  

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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