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Actuarial Science (Honours)

Bachelor Degree / Honours Degree.
Heriot-Watt University


in world overall ranking*


in local overall ranking*

About the course

This Bachelor Degree / Honours Degree course is designed to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills in subject areas such as insurance, superannuation, business and financial services, scientific and social research and engineering. It will provide flexible pathways to employment, professional or postgraduate research programs.

What you might learn

As part of this course, you will undertake core and elective subjects such as econometrics, statistics, business modeling, risk management and decision making. Graduates of this course should be able to find employment within the industry or have built a solid foundation towards obtaining a Masters degree.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as actuary, claims investigator, insurance analyst, marketing actuary, risk analyst, underwriter, and etc. in companies including Willis Towers Watson, Towers Watson, Mercer LLC, Medibank, Anthem, and etc.

Living Costs in Edinburgh**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
£ 13 - 17

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
£ 680 - 899

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
£ 540 - 714

£ 3 - 3

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
£ 146 - 193

Average Salary***

*Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020)


Tuition fees per year

£ 14,640



4 years

Upcoming Intakes

Sep 2020

Course Code



+60 3 5634 3767


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