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We are a world-leading centre of teaching and research in actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics, risk management, probability and statistics. Heriot-Watt was the first in the UK to offer a specialised programme in actuarial mathematics.
Our BSc and MSc 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, pooling research and postgraduate activity with the University of Edinburgh, and we are home to the Scottish Financial Risk Academy.
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. With roots dating back to 1889, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) is the world's largest actuarial professional organization with more than 28,000 actuaries as members.
Our programme strengthens our students’ theoretical knowledge and ensures that they are industry-ready.
This programme provides a blend of both theoretical and applied elements of modern statistics, and aims to give students the training in modelling, analysing and interpreting real data that is required in the economy, industry and research.
Fully accredited by the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). Graduates are eligible for exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA UK) professional examinations.
Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society to signify endorsement of the quality standards of the Actuarial Science programme.
Recognised by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) under Universities & Colleges with Actuarial Programs - Advanced Curriculum (UCAP-AC) which is the highest level of recognition in Malaysia.
Our team of leading academics is internationally recognised for research, scholarship and teaching in mathematical and actuarial sciences.
Year 2, Bsc (Hons) Statistical Data Science
I chose Statistical Data Science because it is one of the few courses that had a good mix of Mathematics and Computing. It has unique Actuarial Science electives as well, which allowed me the option to apply Mathematics to areas such as Healthcare, Insurance and Investments. As a result, I can appreciate and understand Data Science from a statistical viewpoint, as well as being equipped to apply the concepts to programming.
But what really impressed me was the quality of teaching and academic support. My lecturers are responsive to feedback and willing to answer my (many) questions. They inspire me to look further and think deeper. As a result I deeply appreciate the value of a holistic education. Now I have an in-depth understanding of Data Science and its nuances.
Year 3, Bsc (Hons) Actuarial Science
Choosing HWUM was one of the best decisions I ever made.These past four years have been the time of my life. The things that I love about Heriot-Watt are the lecturers, the community and the support I received throughout.
The lecturers have been very passionate in teaching and are always available for consultation, even after class hours.
I have also benefited greatly from the support of the HWUM staff. The counselling sessions with our Student Success Advisor and Effective Learning Manager helped me to better manage the difficulties and stress of university life.
The Toastmasters Club and Society of Actuarial Science EXCO teams shaped my character and gave me opportunities to lead, make friends, and work with people who carry the same ideals that I have.
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