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Actuaries use a variety of mathematical techniques to solve real business problems. This involves reasoning about risk, and quantifying the impact of undesirable events. There is an increasing demand for actuaries in both the private and public sectors, working within a variety of areas such as banking, investment management, consultancy, manufacturing, transport, insurance and pensions.
On this course, you’ll be taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and Leeds University Business School, exploring key topics in mathematics, finance, economics and accounting. You’ll be intellectually stimulated whilst preparing for a potential career that is highly financially-rewarding.
This programme covers much of the content of The Actuarial Profession’s (Institute/Faculty of Actuaries) core technical subjects. On graduation, you will be able to apply for exemptions from some of The Actuarial Profession’s exams.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||AAA - A*BB||
AAA/A*AB including Mathematics
AAB/A*BB including Further Mathematics
or AAB/A*BB including Mathematics and A in AS Further Mathematics
We always require at least grade A in A-level mathematics. If you are taking further mathematics at A-level or AS-level, we usually make an additional alternative offer. In all cases, the first grade quoted is the mathematics A-level.
Where an A-Level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-Level at the stated grade.
Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC qualifications in relevant disciplines are considered in combination with other qualifications, including grade A in A-level mathematics, or equivalent.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Normally only accepted in combination with grade A in A Level Mathematics or equivalent.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Suitable combinations of Scottish Higher and Advanced Highers are acceptable, though mathematics must be presented at Advanced Higher level. A typical offer is AAAAB including grade A in Advanced Higher Mathematics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M1 - D2, M1, M2||D3/D3/M1 or D2/M1/M1. If further mathematics is being taken we ask for D3/M1/M1 or D2/M1/M2.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||35 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3||H1 in Mathematics, H2 grades in four other subjects, and H3 grade in one further subject in your Irish Leaving Certificate|
GCSE: C/4 in English Language
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any one component.