Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds

Actuarial Finance

This course is ideal if you want a career in insurance, the pensions industry, healthcare, investment banking, or any organisation where risk management plays an important role. The course provides you with the skills needed to undertake consultancy, advise on a range of different projects and is an excellent qualification for PhD studies, combining cutting edge research with rigorous analytical skills.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject e.g. mathematics, statistics, economics or finance. You should have a good grounding in qualitative subjects. Applicants whose first language is not English need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6 or more in each section, or other recognised English language qualification (e.g. TOEFL).

Course modules

Modules include: Portfolio risk management; corporate finance; professionalism and ethics for actuaries; international investment; critical skills for the finance professional; accounting for managers; economics for business; applied statistics and probability; discrete time finance; models in actuarial science; continuous time finance; projects in actuarial finance.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of part fee scholarships available for UK, EU and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0113 343 4908