The Course

If you enjoy maths and are looking for a degree that will prepare you for a rewarding career, both intellectually and financially, then this might be the programme for you. It’s one of only a few to be accredited by the UK actuarial profession. Good performance means exemptions from professional examinations (CT1-CT8), giving prospective actuaries an advantage over those on other mathematics programmes. At the same time it opens doors to the wide range of careers available to maths graduates. Opportunities are available for a year out to participate in an industrial placement for students from the UK or EU. The opportunity to participate in an exchange year in Canada or Australia is open to all students.

Teaching Excellence and Student Satisfaction

Thirty percent of our teaching staff are qualified actuaries, the others are leading Mathematicians, Financial Mathematicians and Statisticians, who are nationally and internationally recognised for their research. This expertise ensures that what we teach you is current, applicable to the real workplace and current economy. Out National Student Survey results are consistently high for overall student satisfaction.

Results from the latest Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey reveal that 85% of our Mathematics and Statistics (including Actuarial Science) graduates are employed with a graduate position and/or undertaking further study. Our graduates go on to work for companies such as Swiss Re, Standard Life, Towers Watson, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays Capital, Scottish Widows, Ernst & Young and many more. Graduates are employed locally in Edinburgh, London and throughout the world.

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