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Actuarial Science

The MSc in Actuarial Science offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of actuarial science, including detailed study of the mathematical and statistical techniques used in the insurance, pensions, and financial services industries.

The MSc in Actuarial Science course is accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Cass Business School was the first institution in the UK to have both undergraduate and postgraduate actuarial programmes fully accredited and is also recognised by other actuarial professional bodies around the world. Consequently, students have an opportunity to gain exemptions from up to eight of the Core Technical examinations (Subjects CT1-CT8) of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

The programme is delivered via face-to-face lectures from qualified actuaries, academics and other subject-specialists, complemented by dedicated online support, easy access to faculty members, and advice on study and exam techniques. Lecturers use their commercial experience and research expertise to deliver a challenging, relevant and intellectually stimulating course.

Successful candidates on the MSc in Actuarial Science may also proceed to the MSc in Actuarial Management.

Course modules

Term 1
- Financial Mathematics
- Finance & Financial Reporting
- Probability & Mathematical Statistics
- Business Economics
- Research Methods module

Term 2
- Modelling
- Contingencies
- Statistical Methods
- Financial Economics

Term 3
- MSc Research Project

Assessment methods

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Actuarial Science, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,000 (Whole course) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,000 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,000 (Whole course) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 20,000 (Whole course) Wales 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 10,000 (Year 1) England 2 Years

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