City, University of London

Course Introduction

As the longest established Actuarial Science degree in England, this course combines studies in mathematics, probability, statistics and economics, leading students to develop a set of skills in financial risk management that are in high demand across the industry. This course is delivered by Cass Business School, City, University of London. Actuarial science involves the application of quantitative skills to problems in finance that normally involve risk or uncertainty. The degree provides students with the skills to start their actuarial career, with the added flexibility of allowing students to alternatively use these skills to enter risk management, investment management or financial analysis upon graduation. This degree can provide exemptions from subjects CT1'CT8 of the actuarial profession's examinations.

Course Modules

In the first year, students study six core modules that provide the foundations for later study, including a mathematics module and introductory courses in financial mathematics, economics and probability and statistics. These modules assume no prior knowledge of the respective subjects beyond those guaranteed by meeting the entry requirements.

In year two, the focus moves from mathematics to actuarial science, statistics and probability. Core modules include finance and financial reporting, contingencies and stochastic modelling.

In the final year, four taught core modules allow students to develop an in'depth understanding of actuarial and statistical subjects, while a wide range of electives cover actuarial science, statistics, business and economics. Students also undertake a final'year project in an area relevant to their interests and ambitions.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)