This distance learning course is taught through the University of Leicester’s virtual learning environment Blackboard. This includes online discussion forums, online surgeries with the module tutors and regular homework to monitor your progress.
You should expect to spend about five to seven hours a week on each module. You will study two modules at a time, meaning an average commitment of about 10-14 hours each week will be required to fully engage with the course.
Each year is split into two teaching sessions, each lasting approximately 22 weeks, during which time you’ll study two modules concurrently, completing four modules a year. At the end of each pair of modules (ie. April and October) you will be take a written exam before progressing into the next teaching session. For some modules there is also an assessed mini-project to be completed.
Exams usually take place on weekdays; exact dates will be confirmed about three months into the course. The exam venue will be local to you, usually within a two-hour commute from your home location. You can select your preferred exam venue from our list in the first few weeks of each teaching session.
You will be supported by a dedicated team of actuarial tutors and administrative staff. The course administrator will be your first point of contact and can provide you with most of your course information; any academic issues will be directed to your personal tutor or module tutor. Your personal tutor will be an academic member of staff who will be able to offer advice and guidance throughout your studies and will be assigned to you for the duration of your studies.