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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Actuarial Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Masters in Actuarial Science is designed as the starting point to a career as an actuary – preparing you for a leading role managing risk in financial institutions worldwide. Many of our staff are qualified actuaries, meaning you’ll be able to benefit from their extensive business knowledge and research expertise. The course offers hands-on experience solving real-life financial problems through interactive lectures, tutorials and practical coursework. What’s more, our close links to industry means you’ll have the chance of a summer placement within Edinburgh's financial sector.

The School is currently in discussion with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to secure the equivalent accreditation and exemptions under the new Curriculum 2019 education strategy. We have an excellent record of preparing students for successful careers - recent statistics show that around 90% of our postgraduate students were either in full-time employment or further study within 6 months of graduation. Students will also achieve PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module carry out a sustained and intensive piece of independent work on topics in actuarial management and to write a substantial report or reports that communicates the results of this work to others interested in actuarial mathematics and practise.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£17,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£17,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The programme is primarily intended for graduates with a strong mathematical background. Our normal minimum entry requirement is the equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree in mathematics, statistics or a related discipline with a high mathematics or statistics content. We are also looking for students who are keen to join the actuarial profession, have a willingness to work hard and a drive to succeed.