Start main page content
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Actuarial Science The Wits BSc majoring in Actuarial Science gives you a solid foundation for the internationally recognised actuarial examination.
Actuarial Science The Wits BSc majoring in Actuarial Science gives you a solid foundation for the internationally recognised actuarial examination.

Qualification: BSc

School: Statistics and Actuarial Science

Faculty: Science

Duration: 3 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Over 480 graduates have qualified as  actuaries since the programme began in 1983. An actuary is a professional who applies analytical, statistical, and mathematical skills to financial and business problems. This is especially valuable when facing problems involving uncertain future events or financial risks in insurance, retirement, investments, and risk management environments.

The School of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences offers the largest number of accredited subjects of any single university in Africa.

  • Asset Management
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • General Insurance
  • General Management
  • Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Research and Planning
  • Retirement Funding

First year

  • Actuarial Science I

AND

  • Mathematical Statistics I

AND

  • Mathematics I (Major):
    • Algebra I
    • Calculus I

AND

  • Economic Theory IA Microeconomics
  • Economic Theory IB Macroeconomics

AND

  • Business Accounting I

Second year

  • Actuarial Science II

AND

  • Mathematical Statistics II

AND

  • Mathematics II:
    • Abstract Mathematics II
    • Differential Equations II
    • Basic Analysis II
    • Linear Algebra II
    • Multivariable Calculus II
    • Transition to Abstract Mathematics II

Third year

  • Actuarial Science III

AND

  • Mathematical Statistics III

APS 40+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 7

Mathematics
Level 7

Physical Science
Level 7

Wait-listing

Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

30 June 2019
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes)
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Audiology
Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology
BA Film and TV

30 September 2019
All other University programmes
Residence applications