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The University of Hong Kong

JS6729

Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science 理學士(精算學)

BSC(AC)

Short Description

The 6729 BSC(AC) programme is the only programme in Hong Kong accredited by the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It provides formal academic training to students who wish to join the actuarial profession. It is specifically designed to prepare students to sit the early actuarial examinations of the professional bodies for actuaries, thus allowing them to readily join the actuarial profession with internationally-recognised qualifications upon graduation.

Although actuarial science is a separate discipline with its own area of knowledge, modern actuarial training requires multidisciplinary knowledge in probability, statistics, economics, investment, finance, law, taxation and accounting. The HKU Actuarial Science curriculum reflects this requirement by incorporating various interdisciplinary courses into the basic yet comprehensive actuarial training.

The 6729 BSC(AC) programme aims to equip students with a solid background in actuarial science, and enable them to develop the confidence and analytical skills needed to define and tackle problems in actuarial science and related fields. Students should also be able to evaluate and measure various kinds of risk using effective quantitative methods, and become proficient in formulating and communicating practicable business strategies with professionalism as well as accuracy.

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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 4
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 4
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2022-23 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Science

Email: ug_enquiry@saas.hku.hk

Tel: 3917-2466

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 163 81 127 195 151 717
2020 159 78 113 185 146 681
2019 191 87 150 158 170 756
2018 175 61 112 158 157 663
2017 149 58 113 131 159 610
2016 117 55 103 129 167 571
2015 98 57 110 152 168 585
2014 133 50 90 152 211 636
2013 129 37 90 116 206 578
2012 83 44 93 129 225 574

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 62 0 0 0 0 62
2020 62 0 0 0 0 62
2019 64 0 0 0 0 64
2018 56 0 0 0 0 56
2017 54 0 0 0 0 54
2016 42 0 0 0 0 42
2015 49 0 0 0 0 49
2014 55 0 0 0 0 55
2013 55 0 0 0 0 55
2012 50 0 0 0 0 50