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School of Mathematical Sciences

Professional Recognition for new Actuarial Science programme


We are delighted to announce that the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) Education Committee has approved the accreditation of QMUL’s BSc in Mathematics with Actuarial Science. Accreditation means that students completing the programme with good marks across all the relevant modules can receive exemptions from up to 8 of the IFoA’s professional examinations, kickstarting their professional careers. 

The Committee also approved the use of an open book exam as a pilot and they are keen to learn from QMUL’s experience of using open book exams to inform the ongoing development of the IFoA’s exam structure.

In addition to reviewing  a detailed application complete with syllabuses, exams and example coursework,  representatives of the IFoA’s education team visited QMUL to meet with academics and managers and have lunch with students. 

This new programme is being delivered jointly with the School of Business and Management with the first cohort of students beginning in September 2016.  This is excellent news for the School, and has been made possible through the dedicated efforts of many, including colleagues across both the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Business and Management.

Pictured, at the IFoA’s London office, are (from the left) Prof Clifford Friend (Director of Education, IFoA), Prof Thomas Prellberg (Director of Taught Programmes, QMUL), Derek Cribb (Chief Executive, IFoA), Prof Boris Khoruzhenko (Head of School of Mathematical Sciences, QMUL) and Jim Webber (Lecturer in Actuarial Science).

If you would like to find out more about our BSc Mathematics with Actuarial Science programme, please see details on the course finder pages here(link is external).



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