University of Leicester

Department of Mathematics

Actuarial Science PgDip/MSc



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Actuarial Science PgDip/MSc

Format: Online

Program Description:

Who should study Actuarial Science? You may already be employed as a trainee actuary within a firm, or be a recent graduate looking to get into the industry, it could be that a career change is your reason for studying this course. Whichever it is, the Actuarial Science programme at Leicester will provide you with a headstart within this lucrative career, whilst giving you the flexibility to fit studying around your current employment and lifestyle. Benefits A career as an Actuary is a highly rewarding one – both financially and intellectually. Actuaries are problem solvers, business analysts, consultants and financial risk assessors all rolled into one. Their skills are applied in the worlds of insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. Actuaries use mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long term financial implications of decisions that they make.


The University enjoys strong links with the Faculty and the Institute of Actuaries and has developed the programme working closely with them. The Faculty and the Institute of Actuaries has accredited the programme. This means that if you perform sufficiently well within the examinations you can gain exemption from taking the profession’s current CT 1-8 examinations - the first eight exams towards qualifying as a fellow of the Faculty and the Institute of Actuaries.