BSc Mathematical Statistical and Actuarial Sciences

This programme is available in Edinburgh.

Programme Director: Dr Anatoly Konechny

Programme Code: F1F1-MSA

For further information about course choices consult:

An optional course may not run if there is insufficient demand for it; some choices of courses may not be available to students in some years because of timetabling constraints.


Year 1

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Prof Mark Lawson (Edinburgh)

Prof Mark Lawson
  • General information for 1st Year mathematics students: click here

Semester 1 Timetable
Semester 2 Timetable

8 courses: 5 mandatory, up to 3 optional courses, up to 2 elective courses

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F17CA Calculus AF17CB  Calculus B
F17CC Introduction to University MathematicsF77SB Introduction to Statistical Science B
F77SA Introduction to Statistical Science A 
Semester 1 (Optional)  Semester 2 (Optional choose 1)   
C27IE Introductory EconomicsF17GA Problem Solving
 F77PD Professional Development Planning
 Semester 1 (Elective)Semester 2 (Elective choose 1)
 1 SCQF Level 7 Elective CourseC37FF Finance and Financial Reporting
 1 SCQF Level 7 Elective Course

Year 2

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Dr Thomas Wong (Edinburgh)

Semester 1 Timetable
Semester 2 Timetable

8 courses: 7 mandatory, 1 optional

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F18CD Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis AF18CE Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis B
F18CF Linear Algebra F78AB Actuarial and Financial Mathematics B
F78AA Actuarial and Financial Mathematics A (7.5 credits) F78PB  Probability and Statistics B
F78AP Algorithmic Scientific Programming (7.5 credits) 
F78PA  Probability and Statistics A Semester 2 (Optional choose) 
 F18NA Numerical Analysis A 
 C37FF Finance and Financial Reporting

Year 3

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Dr Alexandre Martin (Edinburgh)

Semester 1 Timetable
Semester 2 Timetable
8 courses: 4 mandatory, 4 optional.

Semester 1 (Mandatory)Semester 2 (Mandatory)
F19PL Abstract Algebra F19MO Ordinary Differential Equations
F79MA Statistical Models AF79MB Statistical Models B
Semester 1 (Optional choose 2)Semester 2 (Optional choose 2)
C27IE Introductory EconomicsF19AB  Applied Mathematics B
F19MV Vector AnalysisF19MC  Complex Analysis
F19PB  Pure Mathematics BF19NB Numerical Analysis B  
F70LA Life Insurance Mathematics AF70LB Life Insurance Mathematics B
F79PA  Portfolio Theory and Asset ModelsF79DF Derivative Markets and Discrete-time Finance
F79SP Stochastic ProcessesF79SU  Survival Models
 C37FF Finance and Financial Reporting (DE Year 3 students only)

Year 4

Year Co-ordinator(s):
Dr Laura Ciobanu (Edinburgh)

Laura Ciobanu
  • For an overview of what is in the 4th year courses, click on the Brief Descriptions PDF.
  • Some options run subject to demand.

Semester 1 Timetable
Semester 2 Timetable
8 courses: all optional

Semester 1 ( Optional choose 4)Semester 2 ( Optional choose 4)
F10AC  Applied Mathematics CF10AN Mathematical Biology B
F10AM Mathematical Biology AF10MP Partial Differential Equations
F10MF  Functional AnalysisF10ND Numerical Analysis D
F10MM  OptimisationF10PD Pure Mathematics D
F10NC Numerical Analysis CF10PG Geometry
F10PC Pure Mathematics CF70LB Life Insurance Mathematics B
F70CF  Continuous-time FinanceF70LP  Life Office Practice
F70LA Life Insurance Mathematics AF70RT Risk Theory 
F70PE PensionsF70TS Time Series
F79PS Statistics for Social ScienceF79BI Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods
 F71AB Financial Mathematics (DE Year 3 Students only)F71TT Risk Management: Techniques & Tools

Some course choice combinations may not be available to students in because of timetabling constraints.

† Details of Actuarial Profession Exemptions