Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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Course info

UCAS CODE 5G5B
Heriot-Watt is a world-leading centre of teaching and research in actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics, risk management, probability and statistics. As the first department to offer a BSc in Actuarial Science in the UK, we have over 40 years of experience in delivering excellence and our actuarial programmes are fully accredited by the UK actuarial profession (IFoA). We are also recognised as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the North American Society of Actuaries (SOA), the world’s ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
96th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
29th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
15th

Start date and duration

Start date
12-SEP-22
Full Time
5 Years

Statistics

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Statistics graduate salary at this uni
£29,000
UK Statistics graduate salary
£25,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, July 2021

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Statistics

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Mathematics
98%
Physics
49%
Economics
34%
Further Mathematics
29%
Chemistry
23%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£1,820 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£15,384 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£15,384 per year
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How Actuarial Science students rated:

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Where you'll study

Heriot-Watt University

Riccarton Edinburgh
Edinburgh, City Of
EH14 4AS United Kingdom Nearest train station: Curriehill  0.4 miles away

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