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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science


This programme aims at preparing students to evaluate, manage and advise on financial risks. Actuaries are highly trained professionals, versed in mathematical, statistical and economic techniques for the evaluation of the risk of uncertain future events. They are taught business, economics, probability theory, statistics, and investment theory to prepare them. It also prepares them for external examination in the field. The core of actuarial work lies within pensions, insurance, investment, healthcare, human resources, banking, and private consultancy.

The programme will prepare the students for a career in traditional as well as non-traditional actuarial areas. The new design of the programme extends training in the fields of Pensions, Life and General Insurance, and in the high demand application areas of Finance and Investments.  This three year programme consists of a total of 111 credits.

  • Listing ID: 5348
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Mathematics and Statistics
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics- 054 Mathematics and Statistics- 0542 Statistics
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: CAPE Pure Mathematics, both units - grades 1 - 3 only
  • Number of Credits: 111
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