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Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

Heriot-Watt is an accredited, world-leading centre of teaching and research in actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics, risk management, probability and statistics.

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Where can an Actuarial degree take you?

A Postgraduate degree in Actuarial Science is your perfect step into a number of high paying, sought after fields, Including;

Actuarial Consultant: a role to evaluate, manage and advise companies on financial risks.

Business Analyst: a role where you examine the operations, structure and policies of an organisation

Risk Analyst: a role where you advise companies about the potential risks of new and existing projects

Underwriter: a role where you determine whether or not to accept applications for insurance coverage

Investment Analyst: a role where you work with traders, fund managers and stockbrokers to make investment decisions

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Our Actuarial team

Over 30% of our teaching staff are qualified actuaries that have worked for some of the biggest names in the Acturial world, while others are leading mathematicians, financial mathematicians and statisticians, who are nationally and internationally recognised for their research

Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

Postgraduate Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics programmes


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Why Heriot-Watt?

Center of Actuarial Excellence

We are recognised as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), North America. We are the only Center of Actuarial Excellence in Europe and one of only 30 other schools worldwide with this designation.

Actuarial Research Centre (ARC)

We host the Actuarial Research Centre (ARC) - a ground breaking virtual network of actuarial researchers and partner organisations from around the world which delivers innovative research on behalf of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

Sport facilities

Oriam, Scotland Sports Performance Centre offers state-of-the-art sports facilities, for all levels of sport and ability

Health and wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Services aim to provide a range of support, guidance, activities and advice to help students to be their best, and get the most from their university experience. From counselling to coaching we'll sure you are fully supported.

Heriot-Watt Student Union

There's more to university life than simply getting your degree, and Heriot-Watt University Student Union is all about helping you to have the best possible experience while you study here.

We are accredited by the following organisations

At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.

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