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Economics and Actuarial Science (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Typical offer
AAA-AABView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
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 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:

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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 344.49 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.