Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Actuarial Science

Students on this course gain hands-on experience of solving real-life financial problems through interactive lectures, tutorial sessions and practical coursework.

Entry requirements

The 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. For students whose 1st language is not English, the minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Financial mathematics; finance and financial reporting; economics; statistical methods; life insurance mathematics 1 and 2; stochastic modelling/survival models; risk theory/time series analysis; financial economics 1 and 2.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,480 per Module (Scotland) 4 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,480 per Module (Wales) 4 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,480 per Module (EU) 4 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,480 per Module (England) 4 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,480 per Module (International) 4 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,480 per Module (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,810 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,810 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,810 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,810 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,810 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,810 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

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MACS PG Enquiries
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0131 451 4152