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Are you looking to take your career as an actuary to the next level? Perhaps you are seeking a career change, or maybe you are researching your post-18 options and can’t decide which course is right for you? If any of the above applies and you have an aptitude for maths, join our Great Minds and study at Leicester.

Why Leicester?

Our Actuarial Science degrees are taught by actuaries with real business experience, supported by actuarial researchers, giving you a high quality degree based around the skills you’ll need in the workplace. We have excellent relationships with a number of actuarial employers, and a thriving local actuarial science society (LASS), which holds many events through the year and is run by students. Both our BSc and Postgraduate Diploma give you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Core Principles exams, giving you a head start in your actuarial career. In addition, the MSc offers the potential to gain exemptions from the Core Practice exams.

Undergraduate study

Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc
This course is for you if you want to develop your mathematical ability whilst focusing on financial, actuarial and business applications. On successfully completing the degree, you can obtain exemptions from all of the examinable core principles subjects from the IFoA (CS1&2, CM1&2, CB1& 2). You’ll also develop your understanding of professionalism and gain vital workplace skills like communicating complex information, writing reports, and analyzing and manipulating data. We offer a very successful year in industry programme so you will have the opportunity to further enhance your future employability with a year’s work experience.

Postgraduate study

Actuarial Science with Data Analytics MSc / PGDip
This new and very flexible programme offers the opportunity to build on your existing skills, develop your data science capability and build up your exemptions from the IFoA exams. The data science course in Semester 1 is a core module, but outside that you can pick options that suit your needs and interests, including modules that give the opportunity to gain exemptions from the IFoA core principles subjects (CS1&2, CM1&2, CB1&2). In the summer of the MSc programme, you’ll have the chance to study subjects that could give you exemptions from the IFoA core practice subjects (CP1, 2 & 3).

Throughout the programme you will be supported by our team to develop the skills required by employers – how to apply the actuarial analysis of risks to real problems
and communicate your results to a professional audience.

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