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MSc/PGDip Actuarial Science

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Full time | Highfield Campus | 1 year | 29-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Actuarial Science

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

Prepare for a career as an expert actuary with our actuary master's degree at the University of Southampton.

You'll have an early advantage in your career with a professional actuary degree that is recognised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to assess and manage risk using advanced actuarial science methods. You can apply what you’ve learned to work as an analyst, or to many other careers that need quantitative skills.

You’ll learn how to become an actuary – a specialist who identifies, analyses and manages risks with long-term financial consequences. This expertise is vital in many businesses across the financial services industry.

This degree covers a broad collection of topics including:

  • actuarial maths
  • statistics and probability
  • economics
  • accounting and finance
  • survival models and analysis

The course is flexible and will cater to students both with and without actuarial education. When you start, we’ll advise you on module choices to meet your specific needs.

Students can also achieve PGDip award.


All our actuarial topics match up with professional subjects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. As a result, you’ll graduate from the programme with a professional level of education.

This will allow you to move straight into employment as an actuarial analyst, as well as many other careers requiring expert quantitative skills.

Your expertise will be sought after by organisations in:

  • general, life and health insurance
  • pension provision
  • investment
  • financial services


Actuarial Science

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Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics and economics.

University information

With over 100 years of heritage at its Highfield Campus alone, the University of Southampton prides itself on its history and tradition, commitment to prestige, and student success. The university is one of the original institutions that founded the UK’s Russell Group of prestigious, research-focused universities. Southampton is now ranked among the top 15 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022, and has been awarded the...more

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