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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
CNY 88000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
CNY 88000 per year

All study options

About Actuarial Science at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

The BSc Actuarial Science programme is designed for students who are keen on solving real world problems involving risk and uncertainty using mathematical tools. You will learn how to predict future uncertainty, and analyse and evaluate potential risks.

The actuarial profession involves the application of mathematics by probability and statistics tools to analyse risk for future uncertainty.

Why should I study actuarial science at XJTLU?

  • You are taught by staff from various departments including Mathematics and International Business School Suzhou
  • You are trained and prepared for the professional actuarial exams required for international certification and licensing
  • XJTLU's location in Suzhou close to Shanghai, China's financial centre, provides you with the opportunity to undertake internships and work placements at Fortune 500 companies
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities
  • Actuarial programmes at the University of Liverpool have accreditation from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the professional body for actuaries in the UK
  • Only five domestic universities hold degree awarding powers for actuarial science bachelor degrees.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from BSc Actuarial Science, you will:

  • understand key areas and skills of actuarial sciences
  • have a thorough understanding of mathematics, probability and statistics
  • be able to analyse risk in real-world situations.

Modules

Careers

Graduates are usually employed as actuaries. They work for the insurance industry to calculate costs and determine the premiums. Actuaries also work for banks to develop derivative products, manage risk and forecast the future. Actuaries provide services for governments and oversee public companies to ensure compliance with regulatory laws.

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend to recognise actuarial skills that can be applied to a range of roles outside the traditional fields of insurance, such as agriculture and weather forecasting.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesCNY 88000 per yearInternational course feesCNY 88000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • International students

    RMB 88,000 per academic year

    Early bird discount

    All international students who accept their offer by 1 May 2018 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

  • Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

    RMB 88,000 per academic year

    Early bird discount

    All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2018 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

  • Mainland Chinese students

    RMB 88,000 per academic year

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

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