University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

Actuarial Mathematics

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Course summary

Actuaries are strategic thinkers who use their mathematical skills to analyse the financial consequences of risk. By applying mathematical, statistical, financial and economic theory to real business problems, they measure probability and calculate the financial impact of undesirable events. The next generation of actuaries are in demand across both the private and public sectors. In addition to the traditional insurance and pensions industry, actuarial roles are now found in other areas where uncertainty needs to be closely managed – such as banking, investment management, consultancy, manufacturing and transport. The career options available across these sectors are both varied and financially rewarding. Studying Actuarial Mathematics at Leeds will enable you to develop a range of core mathematical and actuarial science skills. You’ll enhance your analytical and problem-solving abilities and learn advanced skills in statistical analysis, numerical techniques and computer applications. These, along with your logical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, will mean you will not only be intellectually stimulated, you will also be desirable to potential employers and well-equipped to begin your career. Here at Leeds, we understand the importance mathematics has in everyday life, which is why we have one of the largest mathematics research departments in the UK and our courses are shaped by the latest thinking. This will equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and experience you need to begin your career in this highly valued specialism. Why study at Leeds:

  • Graduate with a degree from a university ranked 7th in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Guardian University Guide 2022, and accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
  • Our courses are shaped by our leading research in areas such as probability and financial mathematics, modern applied statistics, and analysis. The programme also covers much of the first level exams for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, enabling you to take steps towards qualifying as an actuary.
  • Learn from world-renowned experts at Leeds University Business School, ranked number 1 in the UK for Accounting and Finance (Guardian University Guide 2021).
  • Put theory into practice with access to modern facilities and computing equipment, complemented by social areas, communal problem-solving spaces and quiet study rooms.
  • Develop your experience and boost your career prospects with our paid industrial placement opportunities or study abroad programmes.
  • Benefit from our close links with organisations like Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
  • Benefit from our partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE: C/4 in English Language

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

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