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    I have got offer of MSc Actuarial Science from three schools, Heriot-Watt, Leicester and Southampton. All of these three schools provide exemption from Subjects CT1-CT8. I am an international student and may go back to my home country to work as an actuary after graduation. Please give me some advice on which schools should I choose.

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    (Original post by orkar2006)
    Anyone can give me some advice?
    Hi Orkar2006

    I've asked our academic here who oversees Actuarial Science to have a think about this and have chased him just now so we should have some more info for you soon.

    Cheers

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    (Original post by orkar2006)
    I have got offer of MSc Actuarial Science from three schools, Heriot-Watt, Leicester and Southampton. All of these three schools provide exemption from Subjects CT1-CT8. I am an international student and may go back to my home country to work as an actuary after graduation. Please give me some advice on which schools should I choose.

    Thanks a lot!
    Hi

    It's great to hear that Heriot-Watt is one of your choices. here are just some reasons why we may be the right choice for you -

    - 8 possible exemptionsfrom IFoA exams
    - expertise: more than half the courses are taught by actuaries
    - Students Actuarial Society: lots of activities including presentations from employers, skills development (eg mock assessment centre), and annual SAS conference. Also option to join Faculty of Actuaries Students Society, organised by actuaries who work in companies and which allows you to meet and mix with real-life actuarial trainees and actuaries
    - lots of contact hours to really guide you through the course material and give you practice in labs and tutorials (more than with some competitiors)
    - highly rated (number 10 in UK for maths in 2015 Guardian survey (although we've dropped to number 29 in 2016 survey) with over 90% of student satisfied with the programme and also with the teaching)
    - normal stuff about beautiful, cheap, safe Edinburgh

    I hope this information helps. When you get a chance please also take a look at our newly created school videos which will give you a better feel for life as a postgraduate at Heriot Watt - www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K6uL0PzM0U

    (Our postgraduate Actuarial Science video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmmG2YWVyCA&list=PLeI5JU j3R4IYcqaIFWKK2h8ZxiLxIRRVS&inde x=3
 
 
 
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