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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Actuarial Science

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc Actuarial Science is a full time postgraduate programme aimed primarily at students with undergraduate degrees from the disciplines of maths, statistics, finance or any other programme with a high mathematical content.

The programme will encompass new and existing modules across the areas of actuarial mathematics, statistics, economics and finance, to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career as an actuary. This programme will provide students who have not undertaken an undergraduate Actuarial Science degree with the opportunity to accrue exemptions from six of the earlier IFoA professional exams (CM1-2, CB1-2 and CS1-2) in addition to undertaking postgraduate study.

Actuarial Science Highlights
Professional Accreditations

  • Subject to academic performance, students can gain up to six exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) professional exams.

Industry Links

  • The Society of Northern Ireland Actuaries (SoNIA) is a regional society for local actuaries. It aims to offer a forum for Northern Ireland based actuaries and student actuaries to share opinions on actuarial topics, providing a networking opportunity.

World Class Facilities

  • Students on the course will be given the opportunity to develop their financial modelling skills and will use software such as Model Risk, and Python and have access to the Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room.

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • Students have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures.

Student Experience

  • The Student Managed Fund gives students the opportunity to manage a real money portfolio where they do the research and decide on their investment strategy.


Applied Research Project
Actuarial Modelling
Actuarial Mathematics 2
Statistics for Insurance
Financial Reporting
Actuarial Mathematics 1
Computational Methods in Finance

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a highly quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Finance or Economics. A strong performance in quantitative modules is required.

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