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 Suite in your first year, and study alongside 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. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.
You'll study core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods. You'll have the freedom to shape your studies by choosing optional modules to suit your interests or career plans - such as international banking, risk management 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 Bloomberg Trading Suite - a realistic trading room environment with the most detailed financial data available.
As part of this course you can also:
take part in a 2-week economics summer school at Xiamen University, China
spend a semester abroad in your third year
spend a year in employment
gain vital work experience on IBM's Business Innovation Programme
This 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.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.