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Economics and Actuarial Science (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
L1N3

About this course

This is the only degree in the UK to combine economics and actuarial science. Actuarial science uses mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk and uncertainty. Actuaries are essential in industries such as insurance and finance. You'll learn to use the Bloomberg trading terminals in your first year, and study with students on the related Mathematics and Actuarial Science degree.

Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. 

You'll study core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods. Optional modules will let you shape your studies around your interests or career plans. These include international trade, survival models or public economics. You can also choose modules from outside the Economics and Mathematics departments.

You'll study in lectures and small classes. Our facilities include the behavioural economics laboratory and the Financial Laboratory (FinLab). This is a realistic trading room environment using the most detailed financial data available.

As part of this course you can also:

This BSc Economics and Actuarial Science degree is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). You'll be eligible for 6 exemptions from the core principles:

  • Actuarial Statistics (CS1 and CS2)

  • Actuarial Mathematics (CM1 and CM2)

  • Business Finance and Economics (CB1 and CB2)

This is the maximum number of IFoA actuarial exemptions available on any undergraduate programme.

Accreditations

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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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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