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M.Sc. On Campus

Actuarial Science

University of Essex

12 months
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18800 GBP/year
8760 GBP/year
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Actuaries provide assessments of financial security systems, with a focus on their complexity, their mathematics, and their mechanisms. The Actuarial Science programme is offered at the University of Essex.

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Overview

Actuaries quantify the probability and manage the risk of future events in areas such as insurance, healthcare, pensions, investment, and banking and also in non-financial areas. This course is taught by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and is intended for students with a first degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or finance who would like to acquire knowledge in actuarial science.

Key facts:

  • The MSc Actuarial Science course at the University of Essex  is based on the syllabus of the majority of the Core Technical subjects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, so you’ll cover Core Technical subjects as part of your course (CT2 or CT3, depending on the optional module selected, CT4, CT5, CT6, and CT8). This focus on up-to-date research findings in actuarial methodologies and actuarial applications means that you gain a solid training in actuarial modelling and actuarial analysis.
  • You will also have the chance to study a problem in depth through a Masters thesis project on a subject chosen by you or your supervisor.
  • As part of our Department of Mathematical Sciences you’re a member of an inclusive and approachable research community with an international reputation in many areas including semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survival Analysis
  • Mathematics of Portfolios
  • Contingencies
  • Statistical Methods
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Statistics, Operational research, Finance, Economics, Business Engineering, Computing, Biology, Physics or Chemistry.
  • Will consider applicants with a unrelated degree but which contained at least three modules in calculus, algebra, differential equations, probability & statistics, optimisation or other mathematical modules.
  • Applicants with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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    18800 GBP/year
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  • National

    8760 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8760 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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