University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Actuarial Science

Actuarial science is an umbrella term for the broad set of scientific tools that are used to analyse and model in an insurance context. In particular probability and statistics play key roles in this field. The last few decades have seen some significant changes to the field, with an increasing adaptation of advanced modelling techniques, in particular related to valuation techniques that originated in the field of mathematical finance. This has redefined some of the core concepts in actuarial science and makes it an even more active area of academic research.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement to the programme is normally a good upper second class Honours degree in Mathematics/Statistics, a Science degree with a strong quantitative component, a subject with a substantial mathematical content, or an equivalent overseas qualification in mathematical subject In particular, knowledge of probability and statistics equivalent to good second year undergraduate Mathematics degree level is required for entry to the programme.

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in each other component.

Sponsorship information

EPSRC DTA research studentships are available in all areas for UK and EU students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Maths Research
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740