Careers and Employability Service

What can I do with my degree in Actuarial Science?

Skills gained

As well as subject-specific knowledge and skills, a graduate in actuarial science will typically have gained:

  • Employers will consider problem solving, thinking logically and high level quantitative and numerical skills as obvious acquisitions on an actuarial degree.
  • Other skills gained include Analysing, Investigating, Numeracy, Communication, Cooperating and Advising
  • You will also gather specific knowledge such as statistical methods, applied mathematics and actuarial technical skills such as Prophet.

This is not an exhaustive list of skills – you will develop many skills from your course, extra-curricular activities and work experience. You can find out more about the skills employers look for and how you can develop them here.


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Last Updated: 05/09/2017