Actuarial Science and Mathematics (3 years) [BSc]

Year 2 Programme Structure

The second year of this degree programme consists of 80 credits of compulsory (= mandatory) MATH course units, plus 40 credits of optional course units. (If you take these optional courses as 10 credits in semester 1 and 30 credits in semester 2, then you will study 60 credits in each semester.) You can access all course descriptions via your 'My Manchester' student portal, and you are advised to check the timetables for all course units before selection.

The course units MATH20201, MATH20812 and MATH20912 are considered to be particularly appropriate options for students on this programme. On the other hand, students may want to consider substituting up to 20 credits of MATH options with outside (non-MATH) course units; suitable outside courses are, for example,  BMAN10621(B), BMAN10552 and BMAN10632 listed on the recommended outside course unit list, BMAN20242 (for exemption purposes), and UCIL20021/31 Leadership in Action. (The University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) has an extensive list of course units available to students; for further details please see   http://www.college.manchester.ac.uk/courses/. Students who wish to take outside courses will need the permission of the Year Tutor and must complete the 'Outside Course Unit Form'

Note :

  • BMAN10621(B) is a pre-requisite for BMAN20242, and students need to achieve at least 40% at the first attempt in BMAN10621(B) if they are to take BMAN20242.  Further information is available by clicking on the course unit link below.
  • BMAN10621(B) and BMAN20242 make up one of the Core Technical subjects (CT2) modules recommended for exemption. Details of the accreditation and exemption arrangements are available under the second on Accreditation of the online undergraduate handbook.
  • Students need to achieve at least 40% at the first attempt in BMAN20242 if they want to take those Finance course units in the third year for which BMAN20242 is a pre-requisite.

Important information: The IFoA (the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries) is currently undertaking a review of its curriculum, looking at the study route needed to become a fully qualified actuary.  For further details and to keep students informed of the status of the review the relevant information is available fromhttp://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/~kschaik/CR_IFoA.html.  

 

 

Level 2 course units


Description Semester Requirement Credit Rating Level
BMAN10621B - Fundamentals of Financial Reporting B 1 Optional 10 2
MATH20101 - Real and Complex Analysis 1 Mandatory 20 2
MATH20201 - Algebraic Structures 1 1 Optional 10 2
MATH20411 - Partial Differential Equations and Vector Calculus B 1 Mandatory 10 2
MATH20701 - Probability 2 1 Mandatory 10 2
MATH20951 - Financial Mathematics for Actuarial Science 2 1 Mandatory 10 2
UCIL20021 - Leadership in Action Unit 1 Optional 10 2
UCIL20031 - Manchester Leadership Programme: Leadership in Action Online Unit 1 Optional 10 2
BMAN10552 - Fundamentals of Finance 2 Optional 10 2
BMAN10632 - Fundamentals of Management Accounting 2 Optional 10 2
BMAN20242 - Introduction to Corporate Finance and Financial Instruments 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20122 - Metric Spaces 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20132 - Calculus of Several Variables 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20142 - Complex Analysis 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20212 - Algebraic Structures 2 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20222 - Introduction to Geometry 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20302 - Introduction to Logic 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20502 - Fluid Mechanics 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20512 - Classical Mechanics 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20522 - Principles of Mathematical Modelling 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20602 - Numerical Analysis 1 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20622 - Programming with Python 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20712 - Random Models 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20722 - Foundations of Modern Probability 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20802 - Statistical Methods 2 Mandatory 10 2
MATH20812 - Practical Statistics 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20902 - Discrete Mathematics 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20912 - Introduction to Financial Mathematics 2 Optional 10 2
MATH20962 - Contingencies 1 - Actuarial Science 2 Mandatory 10 2
MATH20972 - Actuarial Insurance 2 Mandatory 10 2
UCIL20022 - Leadership in Action Unit 2 Optional 10 2
UCIL20020 - Leadership in Action 20 Credit Unit 1 and 2 Optional 20 2
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