Actuarial science is responsible for the application of mathematical skills to the social sciences to solve problems for insurance, commerce and government, among others. You will be expected to apply mathematical formulas, as well as assessing risks for insurance plans.
An undergraduate degree in actuarial science will provide you with a foundation level of knowledge in the areas of finance and probabilities, before exploring the more complex ideas and concepts. You will study modules on economics, statistics and stochastic processes, as well as many other topics.
Your degree will be delivered mainly through lectures and seminars. You may be required to participate in a placement module, but this is not guaranteed.