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Exam Information

UK & Ireland

The exams are split into 4 sections:
Core technical
eight written exams and one residential course (CT9). You may get exempt from all or most of CTs 1-8 from a college degree.

Core applications
three subjects which you must pass or get exemption from. Two of these, subjects CA2 and CA3, involve attendance at a two-day residential course.

Specialist technical
you need to pass or be exempted from two of the nine ST subjects available. The STs you choose usually relate directly to the area you practice in.

Specialist applications
you need to pass one of the seven SA subjects available. No exemptions are available.
Exams can be sat in April or late September/early October. The UK Institute of Actuaries recommends the following exam schedule for an exam sitting:

• Three Core technical subjects
• Actuarial risk management
• Two Specialist technical subjects
• One Specialist technical subject and the chosen Specialist applications subject with the
• Relevant UK practice module
• Some other comparable combination

The study session from May to September is shorter and so it may be difficult for you to study at the same rate during this time.

In order to qualify as a fellow of the institute of actuaries you will need to complete all the above exams and 3 years work experience which must be documented.

Postgraduate Diplomas
A number of postgraduate diplomas are available where exemptions can be gained for the CT, CA, or ST series.

Ireland

DCU
http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/deginfo.php?classname=GCAA&originating_school=41

UCD
http://www.ucd.ie/statdept/aactstat/actuarialweb/postgraduate.htm

UCC
http://www.ucc.ie/en/euclid/FinancialMathematicsandActuarialScience
/HigherDiplomainMathematicalStatisticalRiskModelling/


UK

London Imperial College
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-actuarial-finance

Heriott Wyatt
http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/course/139/

LSE
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/statistics/study/prospective/bsc_actuarial_science.aspx

City
http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/funnelback/courses/specialist-masters/actuarial-science

Southampton
http://www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgstudy/programmes/mathematics/msc_pgdip_
actuarial_science.htm
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Useful Links

Professional Bodies

Society of Actuaries in Ireland
https://web.actuaries.ie/students

UK Institute & Faculty of Actuaries
http://www.actuaries.org.uk/students

UK Faculty of Actuaries students' society
http://www.fass-online.org/

Society of Actuaries in Australia
http://www.actuaries.asn.au/Membership/MembershipoftheInstitute/Student.aspx

India
http://www.actuariesindia.org/student.html

Hong Kong
http://www.actuaries.org.hk/

Society of Actuaries US
http://www.soa.org/





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