MSc Actuarial Science

MSc Actuarial Science

Master degree
12 months
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £17,100
Domestic tuition: £17,100

Program overview

Our learning environment seeks to offer you the very best in terms of study programmes which apply knowledge to real world challenges. We are ranked 302nd worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018/19) and 35th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2020). We are top 10 in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014). You can take advantage of opportunities to transfer your study to campuses in Dubai and Malaysia through our Go Global inter campus exchange programme. We are one of Scotland's most international universities, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the world at our UK campuses. The very nature of a Heriot-Watt research-informed education, underpinned by our values, ensures you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence to be specialists in your chosen fields and professions. Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work ready. This is why more than 95% of our students are in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after completing their programme. When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. We have over 116,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt, and is free to all graduates of the University.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • PTE
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT
The programme is primarily intended for graduates with a strong mathematical background. Our normal minimum entry requirement is the equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree in mathematics, statistics or a related discipline with a high mathematics or statistics content. We are also looking for students who are keen to join the actuarial profession, have a willingness to work hard and a drive to succeed.

Career opportunities

We have an excellent record of preparing students for successful careers - recent statistics show that around 90% of our postgraduate students were either in full-time employment or further study within 6 months of graduation. Our students consistently rate us highly - the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 named us "UK University of the Year for Student Experience" as well as "Scottish University of the Year" for the second year running.

Campus location

Edinburgh , United Kingdom

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