Professional accreditation

IMA accreditation

Our BSc Mathematics, BSc Mathematics and Statistics, BSc Mathematics with Physics and BSc Mathematics with Computing are accredited by the IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications).

These programmes will meet the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation, awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, when they are followed by subsequent training and experience in employment to obtain equivalent competences to those specified by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for taught master’s degrees.

CII accreditation

The CII is the world’s largest professional body for insurance, risk and financial services. It has over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries.

The CII awards credits into its two professional qualification frameworks for those seeking a career in insurance, risk management or wealth management.

Those holding a Bachelors or Masters degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Actuarial Science can claim 30 credits for one of the frameworks. It is not possible to make a Bachelors and a Masters claim – students must choose just one.

Insurance

Certificate in Insurance (Level 3)

40 credits needed to complete this qualification, provided one 15-credit compulsory unit (IF1 Insurance legal and regulatory practice) is passed. This means that, if students pass this online, on-demand unit, they only need to use 25 of their credits to complete the qualification and can carry five credits forward for another qualification.

Diploma in Insurance (Level 4)

120 credits needed to complete this qualification, provided two 25-credit compulsory units (P05 Insurance law and P92 Insurance business and finance) are passed. This means that, if students pass these units, which are available in April and October, they only need to complete one or two Diploma-level units to complete the qualification.

Advanced Diploma in Insurance (Level 6)

290 credits needed to complete this qualification, provided two 25-credit compulsory units (P05 Insurance law and P92 Insurance business and finance) are passed. This means that, if students pass these units, which are available in April and October, they need to pass other CII units to the value of 210 credits to complete the qualification.

Financial services

The 30 credits in this framework can only be used towards the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (Level 6) since there are prescribed completion rules for other level of qualification.

Contact and further information

  • For more information about the scheme within our department, please contact Claire Watts, cmwatts@essex.ac.uk
  • For more information about the CII please email discover@cii.co.uk