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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Actuarial Mathematics

Programme code:BS-ACMATHUCAS code:NG31
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Graham Murphy Contact address:g.j.murphy@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Typical offers are AAA with A in Mathematics or A*AB with A* in Mathematics. Other alternative offers are available.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Mathematics

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Mathematics

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research.

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- facilitate and promote students' intellectual and personal development in order to equip them for professional or equivalent roles in society and provide them with a capacity and motivation for continued intellectual development;
- offer opportunities to develop a critical understanding of relevant theoretical and empirical literature; apply acquired skills and knowledge to specific research questions; and demonstrate the ability to independently research topics in the relevant subject area;
- provide a learning environment which promotes active participation in the learning process with a strong emphasis on group and syndicate work, designed to enhance team-working skills through active membership of syndicate and discussion groups, sharing experience and a variety of approaches to ideas, analyses and applications;
- provide a mix of high-quality academic material and material providing opportunities for the development of professional skills and the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required for a career in finance, and the acquisition of knowledge relating to actuarial mathematics, through core modules such as Financial Mathematics 1 and 2 and Actuarial Mathematics 1 and 2.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 credits in the academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Canddiates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1235Introductory Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1245Introductory Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1331Linear Algebra with Applications15 creditsSemester 1
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1510Financial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 2
MATH1710Probability and Statistics I10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II10 creditsSemester 2


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in the academic year.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2290Intermediate Financial Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2515Financial Mathematics 210 creditsSemester 1
MATH2525Financial Mathematics 310 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to choose 30 or 35 credits from the following optional modules:

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2900Maths at Work10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1

!! IMPORTANT !! When choosing options, students must take into account which modules they intend to take in Year 3 to make sure that they have the necessary prerequisites. Please refer to the information from the Programme Meetings.
In order to progress to Year 3 of the programme, in additional to the usual requirement candidates need to pass MATH2715 or MATH2735.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must enrol on exactly 120 or 125 credits in each academic year.

Students must enrol on at least 100 credits of level 3 modules.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH3510Actuarial Mathematics 115 creditsSemester 1
MATH3520Actuarial Mathematics 215 creditsSemester 2
MATH3733Stochastic Financial Modelling15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3802Time Series10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:


Students must choose between 10 to 20 credits from the following list.

EPIB3036Introduction to Clinical Trials15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2740Environmental Statistics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3474Numerical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3714Linear Regression and Robustness15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3772Multivariate Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3820Bayesian Statistics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2

Students must choose 30 or 40 credits from the modules below:

LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3540Auditing and Information Systems10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3550Auditing and Assurance Services20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3630Advanced Accounting Theory20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3690Principles of Taxation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3880Corporate Governance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

The choice of options is subject to timetabling constraints.

Last updated: 26/04/2017

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