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UCAS code:BSc Actuarial Science: N321; BSc Actuarial Science (with a Placement Year): N322

BSc Actuarial Science

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BSc Acturarial Science at LSE



The BSc in Actuarial Science at LSE is a programme of study that provides an intriguing blend of statistics, mathematics, finance, and the social sciences. It's designed for students with a strong mathematics aptitude and an interest to learn from a social science perspective that embraces multifaceted interdisciplinary approaches and insights (eg, societal context and ethical dimensions).

Students will learn through an approach characterised by its academic rigour, mathematical focus, and applications to solve important problems and tackle complex challenges especially for insurance, finance, climate change, government, commerce industry, and academic research. It aims to provide students with the intellectual foundation to prepare them for further study, or for professional and managerial careers, particularly in the actuarial profession or in other areas requiring the application of quantitative skills (eg, risk analysis and management; business and investment analysis) to support informed decision-making. Finally, this is a broad-based degree programme within which students may choose to study a specialist area according to their developing interests and career plans.

Many students find and complete work experience in actuarial and financial firms with support from our department and LSE Careers. Typically, our graduates move on to high-earning careers in insurance (life and general), banking, finance, pension, consultancy, and statistics.

This programme is also available with a placement year – BSc Actuarial Science (with a Placement Year) – which can greatly enhance your career prospects and provide invaluable workplace experience. This sets you apart from other graduates in a competitive employment market.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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Student Djelila Delior
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The main enjoyment of my programme has been the technical ability I've developed, which has been very demanding but also incredibly intellectually rewarding.
Anthony Waring, Kirkham, UK

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We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

The table of fees shows the latest tuition fees for all programmes.

You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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Graduate destinations


Graduates from the programme will be able to work on a range of financial services organisations from companies which operate in the life and general insurance sector through to accounting firms, specialist actuarial consultancies, investment banks , data analytics, statistics, civil service and graduate studies.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 4 sectors our students work in:

Financial and Professional Services
Accounting and Auditing

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