The underlying cornerstone of the Actuarial Science and Risk Management degree is the application of financial and statistical theories to help solve real business problems. The degree combines modules in actuarial modelling, financial reporting, insurance, pensions, economics, finance, mathematics and statistics to develop techniques and skills to assess, evaluate and manage future financial risk and thereby address a wide range of practical problems in long-term financial planning and management. A lot of actuaries' work might be thought of as risk management, which assesses how likely an event may be and the costs associated with that event. This might include investigating how life insurance reserves and future premiums might balance future claims, analysing investment risks, or projecting the financial costs of an epidemic.
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||A*AA||Including A-level Mathematics or A-level grades AAA including Mathematics plus A in a fourth AS-level subject. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not acceptable unless applicant is studying A-level Mathematics.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not acceptable unless applicant is studying A-level Maths – then individual consideration.|
|Scottish Higher||Combination of Advanced Higher Mathematics grade A + minimum of 4 Highers given individual consideration.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAA||AAA (Mathematics) in Advanced Highers plus A in a fourth Scottish Higher subject. Combination of Advanced Higher Mathematics grade A + minimum of 4 Highers given individual consideration.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||37 points||Successful completion of IB with a total of 37 points including 6, 6, 6 in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H1, H2, H2||Including Higher Level grade H1 in Mathematics.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4275||Year 1|