The third year of this degree programme consists of eight compulsory (= mandatory) 10-credit MATH course units, plus four optional 10-credit MATH course units (three in semester 1 and one in semester 2) chosen from the list below, giving 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.
Students may wish to substitute up to 40 credits of approved outside (non-MATH) course units in place of optional MATH course units. However note the programme must include at least 100 credits of level 3 course units, of which 80 credits must be level 3 MATH course units. Therefore third-year students can take a maximum of 20 credits of level 2 course units (and note that UCIL2**** course units are level 2). Outside course units not listed below will need the permission of the Year Tutor and the appropriate form will need to be completed.
Appropriate MATH options for students on this degree programme are MATH37001 and MATH39032, while appropriate non-MATH course units are BMAN39001 (Financial Derivatives), BMAN30242 (Financial Engineering) and University College (UCIL) course units. Note students wishing to take these two BMAN course units must have achieved at least 40% at the first attempt in BMAN20242 (but a mark of 50% is preferred for BMAN30091).
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 from http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/~kschaik/CR_IFoA.html.
Details of the current accreditation and exemption arrangements are available under the section on Accreditation of the online undergraduate handbook.