Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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( 4.1) 920 reviews


Course info

UCAS CODE GG13
Our Actuarial Science degree is ideal if you’re interested in maths and looking for a course that offers a rewarding career - both intellectually and financially. As 30% of teaching staff are qualified actuaries, this degree also offers current teaching that’s always applicable to the real workplace and current economy. There are also opportunities for industry placements and an exchange year in Canada or Australia. Our Actuarial Science degree is one of only a few to be accredited by the UK... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

Accounting & Finance
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
110th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
35th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2020
23rd

Start date and duration

Start date
14-SEP-20
Full Time
4 Years

Mathematics

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 - 98 = 2% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

After 6 months
Mathematics graduate salary at this uni
£30,000
UK Mathematics graduate salary
£25,000

Statistics

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

After 6 months
Statistics graduate salary at this uni
£30,000
UK Statistics graduate salary
£25,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, October 2019

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
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Choose Exam type Grades / Points required
A level
Details

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

Mathematics

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Mathematics
99%
Physics
49%
Further Mathematics
35%
Chemistry
34%
Economics
21%

Statistics

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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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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£1,820 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£14,640 per year
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International Students
International Fees
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How Actuarial Science students rated:

Student rating ( 4.2) 38 reviews

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3 star 5%
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Student rating ( 4.1) 920 reviews

5 star 28%
4 star 57%
3 star 14%
2 star 1%
1 star 0%

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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