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Exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA's) professional exams

Depending on the modules taken and the grades obtained, completion of these degree programmes at Heriot-Watt University can lead to a recommendation for exemption from some or all of the exams shown.

For those enrolled from the September 2019 intake                                  Exam Exemptions                                   
BSc in Actuarial Science CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2 
MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science CS1, CS2, CM1, CM2, CB1, CB2 
MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Management CP1, CP2, CP3
SP2, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP9
MSc in Actuarial Management CP1, CP2, CP3                
SP2, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP9
MSc in Actuarial Management with Data Science CP1, CP2, CP3                
SP2, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP9
For those enrolled before the September 2019 intake                                   Exam Exemptions                             
BSc in Actuarial Science CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8
MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5, CT6, CT7, CT8
MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Management CA1, CA3
ST2, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST9

Exemptions for previous subjects will be mapped to the corresponding subjects in the current curriculum when students apply.

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H.lumsden@hw.ac.uk

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Earl Mountbatten Building, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS

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