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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cass Business School

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc in Actuarial Science will prepare you for a high-flying career as an actuary in traditional and non-traditional actuarial fields. You also have the option to choose the Business Analytics pathway which will provide you with the much sought after skills in this area.

Overview
Who is it for?

If you have strong technical ability and an interest in solving business problems, becoming an actuary is one of the most rewarding career choices you can make. Changes in the world bring new risks, which mean new challenges for actuaries.

It will offer you a firm grounding in the fundamentals of actuarial science in insurance, finance and investment, business analytical methods, machine learning, data management systems and natural language processing. You will undertake a detailed study of the mathematical and statistical techniques for measuring the probability and risk of future events and their financial impact on a business and/or their clients.

MSc in Actuarial Science with Business Analytics

Since 2020 we are the first in the world to offer an MSc in Actuarial Science with Business Analytics pathway, which will also prepare you for the non-traditional actuarial field of business analytics.

You will gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals of actuarial science in insurance, finance and investment. You will also advance your knowledge in analytics methods for business, machine learning, data management systems and natural language processing, all of which are increasingly being adopted across actuarial practice areas.

Career pathways

Career destinations for MSc Actuarial Science

Our graduates from the MSc in Actuarial Science are well prepared to tackle actuarial and risk analyst, consultancy and underwriting roles in leading firms. An actuarial career is a global professional passport in a role which is as challenging as it is rewarding.

An increasing number of companies are now looking for actuarial students who have knowledge of business analytics. This is due to the changing nature of actuarial roles with more technology and analytics brought into actuarial processes across most of the industry sectors mentioned above. The MSc Actuarial Science with Business Analytics route will enable students to gain a strong understanding of both the actuarial principles and the associated analytics.

Our dedicated Careers Team will help you identify your ideal career path and work with you to maximise the potential of accomplishing your professional goals.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to offer exemptions from their Core Modelling, Core Statistics and Core Business professional examinations (Subjects CM1, CM2, CS1, CS2, CB1, CB2). The MSc in Actuarial Science was introduced in 1985. Today it remains cutting edge, following regular reviews from employers through our Advisory Board, and now has an innovative Business Analytics pathway.

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    41st

    9

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