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In a dynamic and interconnected global economy, the role of actuarial science has never been so important. By studying at the cutting edge of effective and ethical business, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the sector.

Why York?

The University of York is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. This means you will be taught by exceptional academics involved in high-level research which informs what you study. Under expert tuition you will develop your abilities to work effectively with others and lead change in business. Our aim is to prepare you for the realities of professional practice.

York is a vibrant, student-friendly city and was named the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times 2018. Our excellent cafés, restaurants and bars, innovative industries and mixture of modern and medieval architecture propelled us to the top of the list. With a population of 200,000, York’s big enough to feel lively but small enough to feel like home.

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science

This degree combines the expertise of the York Management School and the Department of Mathematics, giving you access to world-class academics at the cutting edge of research in their fields.

You’ll sharpen your mathematical skills and statistical reasoning, using advanced calculus, algebra, probability and statistics. In parallel you’ll study economics, finance and accounting, developing your understanding of the wider context of actuarial work.

You have the opportunity to spend a year in industry, to put your learning into practice and gain skills and experiences to kick-start your career.

On successfully completing this course, you’ll be a multi-faceted and highly employable graduate. You’ll have financial and business skills which professional actuaries require, including:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Mathematical reasoning and data analysis
  • Time management
  • Communication, presentation and reporting

Accreditation

This course is professionally accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Our graduates can claim exemption from core professional exams CM1, CM2, CS1, CS2, CB1 and CB2.

Careers support

Our excellent links with industry give you unique access to business leaders, to help guide your professional development. Our dedicated Management careers and employability team provides a tailored service so you can explore career options and find a path that’s right for you. They can help you to find potential placements for a year in industry, and support you with applications and interviews.

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