City University London

Course Introduction

The Sir John Cass Business School BSc Actuarial Science degree is the longest'established Actuarial Science degree in England and provides eight exemptions from the Institute of Actuaries' professional examinations. As a result of Cass Business School's strong relationship with the profession, the course is highly attuned to the current needs of the actuarial industry and equips students with the precise skills that future employers will require. Our links with industry also enable us to offer students excellent work placement opportunities. Students enjoy a wide range of professional placement opportunities in areas such as corporate insurance and risk management, actuarial investment pricing and capital management. Actuarial Science students have recently taken up placements with leading employers including Aviva, HSBC Life and Pensions, Friends Life, Munich Re, Willis and Legal & General. Our links with industry also enable us to offer students excellent work placement opportunities. BSc Actuarial Science involves the application of quantitative skills to problems in finance that normally involve risk or uncertainty. This degree is ideal for those who excel in and enjoy mathematics, in particular modelling and probability, especially those who like asking 'What if?' The degree provides students with the skills to become an actuary and offers a good starting point for those who want to use their skills in risk management, investment management or financial analysis.

Course Modules

All years: core modules: Actuarial science; statistics; mathematics; economics and finance; financial and investment mathematics; insurance mathematics; financial economics and probabilistic modelling in insurance; final year comprises subjects chosen from an extensive list of options as well as a final year project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher AAABB
  • GCE A-level A*AA
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • European Baccalaureate
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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97% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 74%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 20
Studying 35
Studying and working 20
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 68%

Total Coursework: 28%

Total Practical: 4%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation