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PhD in Actuarial Science

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Full time


4 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Actuarial Science

Course type


Course Summary

About the PhD in Actuarial Science programme

The Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance is one of the leading academic actuarial departments in the world, with highly respected degree courses and research. It comprises 29 staff, including eight qualified actuaries.


The Faculty makes use of its position close to the heart of the City of London to enhance its research, teaching and external profile.

As such, the Faculty is proud of its PhD in Actuarial Science programme. On this programme you will have the full support of the faculty as well as access to the research and insights from one of the world’s leading actuarial departments.

Research Areas

The Faculty's research considers a range of theoretical and applied issues in:

General and life insurance
Health and social care
Machine learning and analytics
Mortality and longevity modelling
Pensions and investment
Risk management
Stochastic modelling of risk in insurance and finance

Please visit the webpages of for individual faculty research interests or more information on the potential research topics they are willing to supervise.

You do not need to find a potential supervisor before you apply, but it is useful to indicate in your application the member of academic staff with research interests similar to your own. The final decision on supervisors is made by the PhD Director.


In the first year you will attend a number of taught courses aiming to provide training in your research field and exposure to wider research areas. You will be able to take PhD-level courses in Finance, as well as, if appropriate, drawn from Cass MSc programmes. These courses are academically rigorous and you will need to be examined in them.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply you must hold a first degree (a first or equivalent) in a subject related to your proposed research topic.

Department profile

The Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School) is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. Ranked 3rd in London, 6th in the UK and 25th in Europe (Financial Times European Business School ranking 2020), Bayes (formerly Cass Business School) is part of an elite group of business schools to have been awarded triple accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA)...more

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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