Actuarial Science and Risk Management
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.
Students pursuing a career in Actuarial Science should enjoy working with numbers, be effective communicators and work well with people as they will have to analyse and interpret financial and other information to meet the needs of different users, including managers and investors.
Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) with approximately 90-95 percent of graduates finding high-level actuarial employment within several months of graduation. Furthermore, several students are offered full-time positions with their placement provider.
The traditional areas in which actuaries are employed include:
- Actuarial Consultancies
- Insurance Industry
- Pensions Industry
- Investment Industry
- Life and Non-Life Insurance Industries
Graduate employers include: Kerr Henderson, Spence & Partners, Irish Life, Invesco, Boal & Co, Willis Towers Watson, Allianz Insurance, Mercer, AXA Insurance, Deloitte, Capita, Liberty Mutual Insurance, PwC, Pramerica, Metlife, XPS.