Distance Learning Courses

What is Distance Learning?

Whereas traditional campus-based study requires students to live in, or travel to, Leicester, students on distance learning (DL) courses study at home – from anywhere in the UK or from anywhere in the world. Your learning materials are accessed completely online at any time of the day. Distance learning with the Department of Mathematics means studying in your own time on a part-time basis, so you can combine achieving a qualification with work or family commitments. At the end of the course you will have a fully recognised degree, just the same as those awarded to students on campus full-time.

Postgraduate Distance Learning Courses

If you already have an undergraduate Degree, or significant professional experience, the next level up is a Masters Degree (usually an MSc), which is typically called a Postgraduate Degree. Our MSc degrees by distance learning are recognised postgraduate qualifications which are studied over two or three years.

Our Courses

Actuarial Science PgDip, MSc

Part-time Learning

For our postgraduate distance learning courses, we offer you the opportunity to study at Masters (MSc) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) for Actuarial Science only.

  • The Postgraduate Diploma for Actuarial Science consists of eight taught modules but not the dissertation and can be completed in two years.
  • The Masters Degree consists of the eight taught modules and the dissertation and can be completed in three years.
Postgraduate LevelTime TakenProgramme Content
Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 2 Years Eight modules
Masters Degree (MSc) 3 Years Eight modules and the dissertation

International Recruitment Partners

The Department of Mathematics has a number of international partners that can assist you with your application and admission to our distance learning programmes. They will also be able to explain in detail what it will be like to study the course in your country. If you are interested in one of our distance learning courses and you are resident in one of the countries below, please feel free to contact the relevant local agent using the contact details provided.

AgentServing Students in:Contact Details
Education for Africa (EFA) Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

management Training Centre (MTAC),

Plot No M175, PO Box 20110, Nakawa, Kampala, Uganda

T: +256 393 516 661

E: education4africa@yahoo.co.uk


Foundation for HR (FHRD) Malta

5 Clock Tower Building, The Point, Sliema TP01, Malta

T: +356 213 13550

E: dl@fhrd.org

International Consulting SA (iCon) Greece

52, Sygrou Avenue, 11741 Athens, Greece

T: +30 210 9210291

E: iconsult@consulting.gr

International Distance Education Centre (IDEC) Ghana

7th Floor, Heritage House, 6th Ambassadorial Enclave, Ridge, Accra, Ghana

T: +233 302632991

E: info@idecghana.org

Leadmode Nigeria

33, Queens Street, Off Hughes Avenue, Herbert Macauley, Alagomeji, Yaba-Lagos, Nigeria

T: +234 818 611 0200

E: info@leadmode.com

Savvides Institute Cyprus

2 Evagora Papachristoforou Street, Stavolos 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus

T: +357 22 517191

E: enquiries@savvideseducation.com

Stafford Associates Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, North Sudan, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

PO Box 16750, Business Centre No. 4, Executive Office No. 204B, RAK Free Trade Education Zone, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

T: + 971 7 203 1204

E: info@staffordglobal.org



Uniserv Kenya

9th Floor, Fortis Tower, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

T: +254 723 597 445

E: info@uniserveducation.com

UKESC Limited

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Grenadines , Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands.


E: enquiries@ukesc.co.uk


Momenta Group Pte. Ltd. Singapore

60 Paya Lebar Road, 10th Floor, Unit 43, Singapore, 409051

T: +65 6339 2800

E: Leicester@momenta.biz

FinStat Education Service Private Limited India

208, Gemstar Commercial Complex, Ramchandra Lane extension, Kaach Pada, Malad.Mumbai 400 064.

T: +91-9833252286

E: uol@finstat.in

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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

Campus Based Courses

Undergraduate: mathsug@le.ac.uk
Postgraduate Taught: mathspg@le.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research: pgrmaths@le.ac.uk

Distance Learning Course  

Actuarial Science:



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