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BSc Actuarial Science Course Overview

Swansea University’s new BSc Actuarial Science programme provides students with a thorough grounding in the areas of mathematics, accounting, finance and economics relevant to careers in the actuarial profession.

The programme aligns with the Core Principles syllabus of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Depending on the grades obtained, completion of the BSc Actuarial Science degree programme can lead to a recommendation for exemption from some or all of the professional exams for CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, and CB2.

Graduates will be highly qualified to enter the actuarial profession, or follow careers in auditing, financial analysis, insurance, investment banking and management.

Why Actuarial Science at Swansea?

We have a strong research base in areas related to actuarial science with the Department of Mathematics hosting the internationally recognised Stochastic Analysis Group and the School of Management hosting the Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance.

  • UK University of the Year 2019
  • World-ranked (QS World University Rankings)
  • Top 15 in UK for graduate prospects for maths (The Complete University Guide, 2020)
  • Top 20 in UK for student satisfaction for maths (The Guardian University Guide, 2020)
  • TEF Gold
  • Study in our brand new £32.5M Computational Foundry

Based at our Bay Campus , which is right on the beach, you can study through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Our state-of-the-art teaching facilities include research and development laboratories, as well as networking and inspirational spaces.
You will learn to use logical reasoning and construct rigorous arguments alongside oral and written communication skills. We will train you for a range of careers and provide a foundation for postgraduate study and research.

Actuarial Science Employment Opportunities

The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whist at University has never been so critical. In the Mathematics Department at Swansea University you will be taught a full range of topics by leading experts that will enable you to successfully pursue a wide range of careers.

Our mathematics graduates are set on course for a range of stimulating opportunities. You might find your future lies in a career as a data scientist, an actuary, a statistical analyst or industrial modeller. We offer CV workshops and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support throughout your studies.

We take employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.

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