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6 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Actuarial Science Mathematics (General) Finance / Accounting (General) Business / Industrial Economics

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Actuarial Science has been developed to produce graduates who can clearly demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical models used in actuarial calculations, their computer implementations, and the financial and economic contexts of these calculations. The programme is an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science.

The course is designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics and statistics, but who have not studied these topics in detail in their undergraduate degree, can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry. Therefore the first semester provides foundation classes in statistics, mathematics, finance and economics that require no previous background in these topics.

On completion this course leads to MSc in Actuarial Science.


This is semester 1 module. The aim of this class is to equip you with the essential technical knowledge in probability and statistics required for the Semester 2 classes which then apply these ideas.
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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

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in: engineering; science subjects (e.g. physics, chemistry or computing science); business subjects (e.g. business studies, accounting or economics) Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply. For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted. This MSc requires some prior mathematical knowledge for example: - A level or equivalent or undergraduate classes in: Calculus; Linear Algebra; Differential equations; Probability; Statistics.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is transforming its learning environment to offer its growing student population a first-class institution experience in which to develop, learn and socialise. Welcoming students from across the globe, the university offers a diverse range of courses. The university is committed to offering students the best possible education. The past few years have seen substantial investment in upgrading and creating new...more

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