StudyLink logo
Students on a university campus

Actuarial Science Degrees in the UK

Study Actuarial Science Degrees

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.

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

Actuarial Science degrees in the UK in 2024

Highlighted course

Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

Swansea University United Kingdom

Find out more

Actuarial Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Leeds United Kingdom

Find out more

Actuarial Science and Risk Management BSc

Queen's University Belfast United Kingdom

Find out more

Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

City, University of London United Kingdom

Find out more See all matching courses

Mathematics with Actuarial Science with Professional Placement BSc (Hons)

Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom

Find out more See all matching courses

Actuarial Science BSc

University of York United Kingdom

Find out more

Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester United Kingdom

Find out more
Search Actuarial Science degrees in the UK

Want to see postgraduate courses? See postgraduate degrees in Actuarial Science in the UK

Don't meet the entry requirements for these courses? Learn more about pathway programme options.

Sign up to

Sign up to, the home of quality study abroad advice.

Sign up now
Students with books and test tubes

International study advice

Find out more about the range of subjects that you can study at institutions around the world with our subject guides.

World map on a blackboard
Deciding to study abroad: The first steps

Read StudyLink's suggestions on your first steps when deciding where to study abroad, with helpful tips to make your decision easier.

Students throwing hats
What is a Pre-Masters?

International students finding it difficult to meet conditions of eligibility criteria can choose to enrol in pre-masters courses before applying for a masters degree programme.

Students reading a book
English Language Testing for International Students

Find out more about English language tests, your options and what is required as an overseas student.

Teacher at a whiteboard
How will studying abroad help your career prospects?

Read more about studying abroad, and how it can boost your future career prospects.

See more international study advice