MSc/PgDip Actuarial Science

Programme Outline and Benefits

You may be a recent graduate from a BSc programme looking to get into industry. Perhaps you’re already a trainee within a firm. Or maybe you’re an experienced professional seeking a career change… Whatever your motivation, the Actuarial Science programmes at Leicester are designed to provide you with a head start to a potentially lucrative career path.

The Department of Mathematics has a full range of Actuarial Science courses that enable you to select the method of study most suited to your personal circumstances. You can opt to study full-time on campus for one year or combine work and study by completing the course by distance learning for up to three years.

Why study at Leicester?

The Actuarial Science programmes at Leicester are accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. By studying one of these courses you can gain the first accredited qualification in the step towards becoming a fully accredited Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

The Department of Mathematics has a successful history of delivering quality actuarial education. It has links with the financial industry and has ensured the course has been developed with the needs of key employers in mind. This means that graduates will be highly employable.

Accreditation by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Actuarial ScienceThe University enjoys strong links with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and has developed the programme working closely with them. The Faculty and the Institute of Actuaries has accredited the programme. This means that if you perform sufficiently well (average of 65% or more) within the module assessments you can gain exemption from taking the profession’s current CT 1-8 examinations - the first eight exams towards qualifying as a fellow of the Faculty and the Institute of Actuaries.

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Contact details

Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3917
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3915

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