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Actuarial Science

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

Level 1
Introduction to Statistical Science; Calculus; Algebra; Professional Development Planning; Finance; Economics and practical work.

Level 2
Probability and Statistics; Actuarial and Financial Mathematics; Linear Algebra; Real Analysis; Multivariate Calculus; Introduction to Numerical Methods and practical work.

Level 3
Financial Mathematics; Survival Models; Portfolio Theory; Life Insurance Mathematics; Applied Statistics; Stochastic Processes and a project.

Level 4
Risk Theory; Risk Management; Pension Funds; Life Office Practice; Financial Economics; Bayesian Inference and other statistical topics.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AAAB including Maths at A plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at ABBC including Maths at A plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including Maths at A plus Highers at AAAB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

GG13

Course Length

3 - 4 years

Faculty

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Department

Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk