Detailed course guide
Descriptive Statistics; Introduction to University Mathematics; Calculus; Statistical Science, Professional Development Planning and options from a wide choice, including economics and finance subjects.
Statistics; Probability; Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra; Real Analysis; Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and options including numerical analysis and financial reporting.
Statistical Inference; Linear and Generalised Linear Models; Stochastic Processes; Analysis of Data; Bayesian Statistics; Survival Models; Statistical Methods for Social Sciences and options from a wide choice, including actuarial and mathematics subjects.
Time Series; Simulation and Statistical Computing; Further Statistical Methods; Special Topics in Statistical Modelling (e.g. in Epidemiology, Ecology or Finance); Foundations of Machine Learning; dissertation and options from a wide choice, including actuarial, financial and mathematics subjects.
More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.
Standard entry requirements
Highers AAAB including Mathematics at A
A-Levels AAB including Mathematics at A
Int. Baccalaureate 28 points with higher level Mathematics at 6
BTEC DDD including sufficient Mathematics
Minimum entry requirements*
Highers ABBC including Mathematics at A
A-Levels ABC including Mathematics at A
* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:
live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20), or
are care experienced.
We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our
Minimum and standard entry requirements Year 2
Advanced Highers AAB including Mathematics at A plus excellent Highers
A-Levels AAA including Mathematics
Int. Baccalaureate 30 points with higher level Mathematics at 7
BTEC DDD including sufficient Mathematics Additional information
As Actuarial Science is also taught at our Malaysia Campus, you will have the opportunity to transfer there for one semester or for one academic year, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
If you do not see your qualifications here please contact us at
email@example.com For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of
non-school qualifications, mature candidates and overseas students. Please check that you meet our University-wide National 5/GCSE (or equivalent)
English and Maths requirements. To find out about the
difference between the 3 and 4 year honours courses, please watch our video to help you decide which route is best for your qualifications and experience so far.
English language requirements
The minimum requirement for English language for all our undergraduate Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics courses is IELTS 6.5. Please see our English language requirements.
Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Scotland / EU**
England / Northern Ireland / Wales***
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).
*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses). Additional costs
You may incur additional costs in the course of your studies at Heriot-Watt over and above tuition fees in an academic year. Depending on your programme of study, these may include: protective equipment, field trips, professional memberships, studio fees, required course texts or other study resources.
Scholarships and bursaries
Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2020
In addition to government loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:
Merit Awards for international students starting undergraduate degree courses in 2019
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded applicant and have achieved, or are on course to achieve, the minimum entry requirements for the programme you wish to study you may be eligible for:
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