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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Prepare for a career as an expert actuary with our actuary master's degree at the University of Southampton.

You'll have an early advantage in your career with a professional actuary degree that is recognised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to assess and manage risk using advanced actuarial science methods. You can apply what you’ve learned to work as an analyst, or to many other careers that need quantitative skills.

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 degree covers a broad collection of topics including:

  • actuarial maths
  • statistics and probability
  • economics
  • 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.

Students will also exit with Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).

Flexible study

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

Careers

All our actuarial topics match up with professional subjects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. As a result, you’ll graduate from the programme with a professional level of education.

This will allow you to move straight into employment as an actuarial analyst, as well as many other careers requiring expert quantitative skills.

Your expertise will be sought after by organisations in:

  • general, life and health insurance
  • pension provision
  • investment
  • financial services

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    148 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    50th

    20

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