University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Actuarial Science

Actuaries are problem-solvers, business analysts, consultants and risk assessors, all rolled into one. Upon completion of the course, students' skills could be applied to the worlds of insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. Students are equipped with mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long-term financial implications of the decisions they make. By concentrating on both technical expertise and transferable skills (such as communication and problem solving) this postgraduate degree will prepare you for direct entry into the profession. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to evaluate and interpret different forms of data, analyse risk and present your results to a professional audience, and with an understanding of how to apply this knowledge to real problems using the fundamental techniques required by an actuary.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 classification in a relevant 1st degree. We expect a certain prerequisite knowledge of probability and calculus; this means students are typically mathematics, statistics or physics graduates. We consider graduates from other disciplines on an individual basis.

Course modules

For the most up to date course structure please visit the University of Leicester website.

Assessment methods

A mixture of coursework assignments, oral presentations and written examinations are used to assess understanding.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Full-time May 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time May 2017 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time May 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time May 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time May 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (EU) 3 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (England) 3 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Distance learning May 2017 GBP 14,105 per Whole course (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning May 2017 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning May 2017 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning May 2017 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning May 2017 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning May 2017 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning May 2017 GBP 11,285 per Whole course (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Actuarial Science DL Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 2612