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Mathematics with Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Actuaries are the world’s financial architects and engineers. Their expertise is vital to the management of pension funds, general insurance companies and investment by financial institutions. On this course you’ll learn how to tackle the uncertainties of future events using mathematics, probability and statistics to create models and simulations. This degree will provide you with the technical skills needed for a career as an actuary.The course combines a programme of mathematics with key topics from economics, finance and actuarial science. You’ll investigate the applications of mathematics in a variety of contexts and use mathematical and statistical models.As part of this course you’ll:* develop analytical and problem-solving skills, alongside expertise in the statistical analysis of risk* specialise in statistics and actuarial science* use our student centre, a dedicated learning and social space for maths students* use mathematical and computational packages such as Python and the statistics package RYou’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and workshops by leading researchers in statistical modelling and experts in actuarial and financial mathematics.This degree is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). You'll be eligible for 6 exemptions from the core principles:* Actuarial Statistics (CS1 and CS2)* Actuarial Mathematics (CM1 and CM2)* Business Finance and Economics (CB1 and CB2)This is the maximum number of IFoA actuarial exemptions available on any undergraduate programme, reducing the average time taken to qualify as an actuary after your degree.Upon graduation you’ll be well equipped to begin an actuarial career with advanced professional standing, or to follow many other careers that require high-level quantitative skills, including those within the wider financial services industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,560per year

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A level : AAA

Typical Offer: AAA or AABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAB to include grade A in the EPQ, and including Mathematics (minimum grade A) Contextual Offer: AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A)We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

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

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 103 3

    24th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    148 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    50th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    158 66%

    25th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    29th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    35th

    17

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