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Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Mathematics Department and the School of Management have launched a degree programme in Actuarial Science.

The BSc Actuarial Science programme will provide students with a thorough grounding in the areas of Mathematics, Accounting, Finance and Economics relevant to careers in the actuarial profession. This will include a selection of new actuarial modules designed to cover the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Core Principles syllabuses so that graduates with good degrees can obtain a number of exemptions from professional examinations.

Swansea University has a strong research base in areas related to Actuarial Science with Mathematics hosting an internationally recognised ‘Stochastic Analysis Group’ and Management hosting the ‘Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance’. Graduates will be highly qualified to enter the Actuarial profession, or follow careers in; auditing, financial analysis, insurance, investment banking and management.

WHY ACTUARIAL SCIENCE AT SWANSEA?

BSc Actuarial Science is taught between the Department of Mathematics and School of Management based on the Bay Campus with its beautiful beachfront location.

Our BSc Actuarial Science programme provides students with a thorough grounding in the areas of mathematics, accounting, finance, and economics relevant to careers in the actuarial profession. You will learn to use logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments alongside oral and written communication skills. At Swansea you will be taught by expert research mathematicians as well as fully credentialed actuaries, accountants, and management staff.

The Swansea University Actuarial Science programme is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), so the successful graduate can gain exemptions for up to six IFoA professional exams.

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whist at University has never been so critical. In the Mathematics Department at Swansea University you will be taught a full range of topics by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a wide range of careers.

Our mathematics graduates are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. You might find your future lies in a career as a data scientist, an actuary, a statistical analyst or industrial modeller.

We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.

We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 103 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    123 56%

    46th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    18th

    31

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