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Mathematical, Statistical and Actuarial Sciences BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

This degree combines material from the Mathematics and Actuarial Science courses, together with specialist actuarial and statistical skills. It also takes a wide-ranging approach to other areas of advanced mathematics. Year one focuses on core topics in algebra, calculus and statistics, along with an introduction to finance and economics. Year two builds upon this by introducing topics in actuarial science. The third and final years offer a range of options – allowing you to choose a combination which best suits your interests. The School is currently in discussion with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to secure reaccreditation and exemptions under the new Curriculum 2019 education strategy.

Teaching and Learning

The following teaching methods are used: lectures, tutorials, computing laboratory work, coursework, projects. Teaching on the programme is student-focussed, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In addition, students learn through structured group work in problems solving, collaborative student presentations, and independent study and technical project work. Resource-based and problem-based teaching styles are used to facilitate the motivational and assimilative phases of the learning process. The level and type of support available via VISION will vary between the courses as is appropriate for the subject matter. Approaches to learning and teaching are continually reviewed and developed with the aim of matching them to the abilities and experiences of the students.

Assessment

The assessment policy for the programme incorporates a range of assessment types. Continuous assessment during some courses and summative assessment at the conclusion of courses both contribute to the overall assessment and are used to formally measure achievement in specified learning outcomes. Understanding, knowledge and subject-specific skills are assessed by coursework assignments and written examinations. Formative assessment is used to provide feedback and to inform student learning. Approaches to assessment are continually reviewed. Specific details about methods of assessment are provided in the appropriate course descriptors.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,384per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

including Mathematics for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: ABB including Mathematics at A.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 103 8

    11th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    169 77%

    10th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    45th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    180 75%

    12th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    21st

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    27th

    5

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