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Actuarial Science (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2022

About this course

Prepare for a career as an expert actuary with our actuary master's degree at the University of Southampton.

You'll have an early advantage in your career with a professional actuary degree that is recognised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

By the end of your studies, you’ll be able to assess and manage risk using advanced actuarial science methods. You can apply what you’ve learned to work as an analyst, or to many other careers that need quantitative skills.

You’ll learn how to become an actuary – a specialist who identifies, analyses and manages risks with long-term financial consequences. This expertise is vital in many businesses across the financial services industry. 

This degree covers a broad collection of topics including: 

  • actuarial maths 
  • statistics and probability 
  • economics 
  • accounting and finance 
  • survival models and analysis

The course is flexible and will cater to students both with and without actuarial education. When you start, we’ll advise you on module choices to meet your specific needs.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years
  • a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) - you'll usually study for around 30 weeks and will not need to write a dissertation

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

Your course leader specialises in critical illness and life insurance research, and is a member of the modelling team at the ESRC Centre for Population Change.

Visit Dr Erengul Dodd's staff profile to learn more about her work.

Accreditations

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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