What will I learn?

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. Spending a year in industry offers an opportunity to put theory into practice while gaining valuable experience.

On successfully completing this course, you will be a multi-faceted and highly employable graduate with the financial and business skills required to qualify as a professional actuary.

Accreditation

This course is professionally accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. This is a mark of our course's quality and guarantees its relevance to the actuarial profession. Successfully completing this course will take you part of the way to qualification as a professional actuary.

Assessment

You will be assessed largely by closed examination, alongside a mixture of weekly problem sets, essays and projects.

In your second and final years you will have some scope to choose forms of assessment that you prefer through selection of optional modules. However, this course puts greater emphasis on examinations due to the requirements of accreditation by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Career opportunities

Actuarial science graduates work in a wide range of roles related to finance, investment, risk, pensions and insurance. Many progress to actuarial trainee positions at firms such as Mercer, Tower and Watson, Deloitte and PwC.

Which department am I in?

York Management School

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£19,600.00 (19,61,962) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022

Venue

Main Site

Heslington,

York,

YO10 5DD, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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