M.Sc. On Campus

Actuarial Science

University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
21000 GBP/year
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Prepare for a career as an expert actuary with the Actuarial Science MSc course at the University of Southampton. You'll have an early advantage in your career with a professional actuary degree that is recognised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to assess and manage risk using advanced actuarial science methods.


Course Details

You’ll learn how to become an actuary – a specialist who identifies, analyses and manages risks with long-term financial consequences. This expertise is vital in many businesses across the financial services industry. 

This Actuarial Science MSc course at the University of Southampton covers a broad collection of topics including: 

  • actuarial maths 
  • statistics and probability 
  • economics 
  • accounting and finance 
  • survival models and analysis

The course is flexible and will cater to students both with and without actuarial education. When you start, we’ll advise you on module choices to meet your specific needs.

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years
  • a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) - you'll usually study for around 30 weeks and will not need to write a dissertation

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Career Opportunities

This postgraduate degree programme is designed to provide quantitative graduates with the opportunity to undertake an intensive and coherent programme of specialist education in actuarial science, to gain exemptions from certain of the professional examinations of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries, the UK professional actuarial body, and to thereby enable graduates of the programme to subsequently enter employment as actuarial analysts with advanced professional standing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics
  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • Actuarial Mathematics 
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Survival Models
  • Accounting and Finance for Actuarial Science
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Statistical Methods in Insurance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a quantitative subject (mathematics, statistics, economics, etc)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /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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