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
- 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.
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.
- Probability and Mathematical Statistics
- Actuarial Mathematics
- Financial Mathematics
- Survival Models
- Accounting and Finance for Actuarial Science
- Mathematical Finance
- Stochastic Processes
- Statistical Methods in Insurance
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMathematics Statistics Actuarial Science View 216 other Masters in Statistics in United Kingdom
- a 2:1 degree or equivalent in a quantitative subject (mathematics, statistics, economics, etc)
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.