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Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics

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

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Why study Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics at Heriot-Watt?

Our undergraduate actuarial programmes are all fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Our full suite of undergraduate programmes is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

We are part of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences and 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. 

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Where can an Actuarial degree take you?

A degree in Actuarial Science is your perfect first 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.

Actuarial Mathematics

Undergraduate 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 accomodation

Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world. Our student accommodation is within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union

Sport facilities

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

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.

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!

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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