Show as: Mobile

Actuarial Science and Risk Management BSc

Queen's University Belfast
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

Actuarial Science and Risk Management BSc

The BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management programme has been designed by qualified actuaries to enable students to develop the theoretical and practical skills required to pursue a career as an actuary in the pensions and insurance sectors, or in the wider financial industry.

In addition, students may gain up to six exemptions from the initial technical professional exams required to qualify as an actuary via our accreditation with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

A*AA including Mathematics AAA + A (AS) including A-level Mathematics

Irish leaving certificate requirements

Higher Level grade H1 in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma

36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Mathematics. If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English would be accepted.

Access Course

Not considered.


A minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements

For more information about language requirements, please contact the school. 

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

Stage 1

  • Actuarial Mathematics 1
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Introduction to Statistics and Operational Research
  • Economy, Society and Public Policy 1
  • Economy, Society and Public Policy 2
  • Introduction to Statistical and Operational Research Methods

Stage 2

  • Actuarial Mathematics 2
  • Actuarial methods in General Insurance
  • Financial Risk Modelling
  • Investment Analysis
  • Excel and VBA
  • Principles of Actuarial Modelling

Stage 3 - Placement Year

Students undertake a minimum nine-month, salaried work placement. Placement allows students to develop highly-valued practical skills, as well as critical softer skills that employers value, and on successful completion, students are eligible for a Licentiateship award (a vocational qualification provided through the City and Guilds of London Institute). Recent placement providers have included Scor, Pramerica, Spence and Partners, Milliman and the Government Actuaries Department (GAD).

Stage 4

  • Actuarial Modelling
  • Capital Markets
  • Actuarial Econometrics and Data Science
  • Actuarial Applications
  • Financial Engineering
  • Stochastic Processes for Finance


  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
  • EU Other - £17,400
  • International - £17,400

About this institute

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...

Read more about this school

Contact info

Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom


Be the first to write a review!