BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training

BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training

Bachelor degree
48 months
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,640
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

The work placement gives you experience of working in an organisation such as a life insurance company, a pension consultancy, an investment management firm or a bank. The Diploma in Industrial Training is gained through successful completion of this work placement. The work placement helps you to develop specific work-related skills, giving you the opportunity to apply and build upon the theory you learn in your studies. It allows you to take on real responsibilities, enhance your interpersonal skills through teamwork and communication and experience workplace culture. The Diploma is available to all students, including those from overseas, as it does not require a work visa. If you are planning to come to the UK using a student visa you should check the Tier 4 Student Visa Policy Guidance to confirm you are permitted to undertake a work placement as part of your studies. It is your responsibility to find a suitable work placement; acceptance onto the course does not guarantee you a placement. If you are registered on the course and are unable to find a suitable work placement before the end of level 3 then you can transfer to the standard BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science degree. Organisations that recent students have secured placements with include Prudential, Aegon and Mercer.The School is currently in discussion with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to secure reaccreditation and exemptions under the new Curriculum 2019 education strategy. The degree is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. Heriot-Watt University is recognised as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), North America. We are the only Center of Actuarial Excellence in Europe and one of only 30 other schools worldwide with this designation. With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world's largest actuarial professional organisation with more than 28,000 actuaries as members. Students will have many opportunities to develop their skills in specialist mathematical and statistical software throughout their degree to solve real-world problems, learn programming and mathematical modelling skills and handle large, complex data sets. This software includes: R Excel Matlab SPSS Practical, computer-based project work is an integral part of many of our courses, to help students prepare for the modern workplace.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Undergraduate Year 1 entry Good/excellent grades in the USE can be considered for year 1. Lower grades may be considered if you have completed a Foundation Programme. We offer Foundation Programmes at our Malaysia and Dubai campuses. Year 2 entry Good Diploma of Secondary Vocational Education (advanced level).

Career opportunities

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating: Business, research and administrative professionals Business and public service associate professionals Information technology and telecommunications professionals Administrative occupations

Campus location

Edinburgh , United Kingdom

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