University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Actuarial Science

This course provides the opportunity for students to gain exemptions from subjects CT1-CT8 of the professional examinations of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries by performing sufficiently well in the instructional component (PGDip); graduates with a number of exemptions may enter employment as actuarial analysts with advanced professional standing.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent, in a quantitative subject (mathematics, statistics, economics, etc).Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Accounting and finance for actuarial science; actuarial communication and research; actuarial mathematics; actuarial risk management; economics; financial mathematics; mathematical finance; probability and mathematical statistics; statistical models in insurance; stochastic processes; survival models; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Social Sciences
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023 8059 7342