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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. As a member of the Russell Group, the university is committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and strong links with business and the public sector.

With staff and students from over 160 nationalities across its community, it is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the world.

BSc Actuarial Science

Our BSc Actuarial Science degree is taught in our School of Mathematical Sciences and is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Students who successfully complete the programme will be able to gain up to six exemptions from the IFoA Core Principles examinations.

The programme combines core mathematics with specialist modules in probability, statistics, actuarial and financial mathematics, and business economics. You will have the opportunity to learn from qualified actuaries with many years of industry experience.

As part of your studies, you will take modules in Actuarial Professional Development, gaining relevant skills and industry knowledge in preparation for a successful career.

A Professional Placement option also provides an excellent opportunity for hands-on experience and students can also apply to study Actuarial Science with a Year Abroad.

What our students say

“My programme is really interesting. There is one module in particular called Actuarial Professional Development which is an amazing module. Each week we hear from people from different areas of the actuarial field such as insurance and pensions, which has given me a perspective of what working as an actuary
is about.”
Winsen Ng, BSc Actuarial Science student

“The programme has a very practical aspect and there’s a lot of maths behind the topics we’re studying. I like the Statistics for Insurance module because it combines actuarial methods with real world examples such as gaming. I’m currently on the placement programme. I decided to apply for a placement at Lloyds Banking Group and my application was successful, so I will be doing my placement year next year, focussing on risk-related work.”
Xin Di Kwong, Second Year BSc Actuarial Science student.

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