The BSc Actuarial Science and Risk Management programme has been designed by qualified actuaries to enable students to develop the theoretical and practical skills required to pursue a career as an actuary in the pensions and insurance sectors, or in the wider financial industry.
In addition, students may gain up to six exemptions from the initial technical professional exams required to qualify as an actuary via our accreditation with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Actuarial Science And Risk Management Degree Highlights
The Actuarial, Accounting and Finance department at Queen’s is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the UK by the Sunday Times and the Complete University Guide.
Subject to academic performance, students can gain up to six exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) professional exams.
The Society of Northern Ireland Actuaries (SoNIA) is a regional society for local actuaries. It aims to offer a forum for Northern Ireland based actuaries and student actuaries to share opinions on actuarial topics, providing a networking opportunity.
During the third year of the degree, students complete a 9 to 12 month placement with an actuarial firm. These placements are usually in Belfast, Dublin, London or the Isle of Man. Example placements include Aviva, Irish Life, Kerr Henderson, Spence & Partners, SCOR, The Pension Protection Fund and Pramerica. There are a dedicated team of placement officers in the Management School who will help you to prepare for placement, and obtain positions of the highest quality.
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Students have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals who regularly deliver guest lectures.
The Student Managed Fund gives students the opportunity to manage a real-money portfolio where they do the research and decide on their investment strategy.
The Finance & Actuarial society runs social and educational events for members, such as the end of year formal.
As an Actuarial Recruitment agency for actuaries in Ireland, Acumen Resources have been proudly sponsoring a prize every year for students excelling on the QUB Actuarial Science Programme. Over the last number of years, we have placed many students from the QUB Actuarial Science degree into jobs across Ireland. We have always found the actuarial students from QUB to be technically strong as well as generally having well-developed communication skills following their degree.Paul Walsh FIA (CEO of Acumen Resources)