BSc in Actuarial Science

For first, second and third year students in 2015-16

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Course number and title

See note

LSE100

The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

1

ST102

Elementary Statistical Theory

2

MA100

Mathematical Methods

3

Either AC104 Elements of Accounting, Financial Institutions and Financial Management *
or MA103 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

4

EC100

Economics A or

 

EC102

Economics B §

Year 2

5

ST202

Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference

6

MA212

Further Mathematical Methods

7

ST226

Actuarial Investigations: Financial (H) and

ST227

Survival Models (H)

8

Courses to the value of one unit from:

 

AC104

Elements of Accounting, Financial Institutions and Financial Management

 

FM212

Principles of Finance *

 

MA103

Introduction to Abstract Mathematics

 

MA203

Real Analysis

 

Or courses to the value of one unit - to be discussed with the academic advisor

Year 3

 

 

9

ST302

Stochastic Processes (H) and

ST304

Time Series and Forecasting (H)

10

ST301

Actuarial Mathematics: Life (H) (formerly ST305) and

ST306

Actuarial Mathematics: General (H)

11

ST330

Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance

12

Courses to the value of one unit from:

 

MA203

Real Analysis

 

MA208

Optimisation theory

 

MA209

Differential equations

 

MA313

Probability of Finance

 

MA318

History of Mathematics in Finance and Economics

 

ST300

Regression and Generalised Linear Models (H) **

 

ST303

Stochastic Simulation (H)

 

ST308

Bayesian Inference (H) **

 

ST312

Applied Statistics Project (H)

 

 

Notes

§ Course allocation dependant on Economics A-level or equivalent background. See course guides for further information.

 

* FM212 could lead to an exemption of CT2 for students who have chosen AC104

 

** Either ST300 or ST308 needs to be chosen for exemption of CT6.

 

Students can replace 10, 11 or 12 with subjects to the value of one unit approved by their tutor, but this will affect exemptions from examinations set by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

 

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

This programme is externally accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Further information is available on the Department of Statistics website.