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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The MSc in Actuarial Science has been developed to produce graduates who can clearly demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical models used in actuarial calculations, their computer implementations, and the financial and economic contexts of these calculations. The programme is an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science.

The course is designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics and statistics, but who have not studied these topics in detail in their undergraduate degree, can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry. Therefore the first semester provides foundation classes in statistics, mathematics, finance and economics that require no previous background in these topics.

Assessment

The form of assessment varies from class to class. For most classes the assessment involves both coursework and examinations.

Careers

Graduates of this course wishing to pursue a career as an actuary will typically work at an insurance company or at a consultancy.

Most graduates enter the profession by joining a company as an actuarial trainee or risk analyst at the same time as studying for professional exams.

Most trainees begin their careers in the financial services industry, particularly in the traditional employment areas of insurance and pensions.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,850per year

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

University information

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University of Strathclyde

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Strathclyde welcomes students from across the world.
The university's International Study Centre offers international students the option to complete pre-master's programmes.

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