Actuarial science

Risk is opportunity – being an actuary is a shrewd career choice.

Actuarial science
Actuarial science applies mathematical and statistical skills to problems arising in applied subjects such as insurance, finance, commerce and government.

Actuarial science at Essex covers the full range of core skills essential for the profession. Our course gives you exemption from the main eight professional examinations of core technical subjects, CT1-CT8, of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), subject to your performance on certain modules. This means you can qualify as an actuary faster upon graduation. Actuaries enjoy high rewards and have an excellent work/life balance.

Why study here?
  • Our course exempts you from key Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) exams.
  • You have access to our dedicated computing facilities that provide real-world experience.
  • An exceptional learning environment: world-class lecturers, academics, professional actuaries, further supported by Innovate UK.
Our postgraduate actuarial science courses are based on the syllabus of the majority of the Core Technical subjects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

This means you’ll cover Core Technical subjects as part of your course. This focus on up-to-date research findings in actuarial methodologies and actuarial applications means that you gain a solid training in actuarial modelling and actuarial analysis.

Why study here?
  • We are the 'ideas people' of the maths and actuarial science world – work with award-winning teachers and researchers.
  • We have active links with industry to broaden your employment potential and placement opportunities.
  • Through our pioneering teaching approach we develop the actuarial scientists of the future.
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