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Programme Introduction

The only Actuarial Science degree in Hong Kong accredited by the UK's Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

This programme equips you with a solid background and specialist training in actuarial science. You will acquire the confidence and analytical skills to define and tackle problems in actuarial science and related fields. The degree prepares you to sit the early actuarial exams to join the profession with an internationally recognised qualification upon graduation.

360° learning

Learn and apply multidisciplinary knowledge across diverse industries to thrive in this exciting field.

Professional opportunities

Access a variety of exciting career options with major financial institutions.

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What You’ll Study

Offering modern actuarial training, the comprehensive degree is infused with multidisciplinary courses in diverse areas, including probability, statistics, economics, investment, finance, law, taxation, and accounting.

You will learn to evaluate and measure various categories of risk through effective quantitative methods. Over the course of your studies, you will become proficient in formulating and communicating practical business strategies with professionalism and accuracy.

You may also choose to add a major in a science or non-science discipline, provided the course requirements are met.

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Exciting Opportunities

Internship Programme and Career Advising Programme are offered to help students seize career opportunities readily. Students will gain insight into the challenging world and daily activities of an actuary while strengthening their technical, analytical and communication skills. Mentorship, company visits, career fair and other professional preparation activities are organised to further students’ learning beyond classrooms.

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Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) based in the UK and internationally. Graduates will be exempted from various IFoA subjects – provided they achieve the required marks in certain courses – on their journey towards qualifying as an actuary. The degree has also obtained Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) approval from the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) in North America. For more information, please visit https://saasweb.hku.hk/current/as.php

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Career Prospects

Graduates have gone on to work for life, health, property, and casualty insurance companies that rely on the judgment of actuaries to ensure their financial security. Others have found success at actuarial consulting firms, offering their expertise on financial services, risk management, health care financing, pension plans, and asset or liability management.

Other graduates have diversified into reinsurers, auditing firms, investment banks, and management consulting firms including, AIA Group, AXA Asia, HSBC Life, Manulife, Prudential, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley, among many others.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  

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