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PhD in Actuarial Science

City University of London

About the PhD in Actuarial Science programme

The Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance is one of the leading academic actuarial departments in the world, with highly respected degree courses and research. It comprises 29 staff, including eight qualified actuaries.


The Faculty makes use of its position close to the heart of the City of London to enhance its research, teaching and external profile.

As such, the Faculty is proud of its PhD in Actuarial Science programme. On this programme you will have the full support of the faculty as well as access to the research and insights from one of the world’s leading actuarial departments.

Research Areas

The Faculty's research considers a range of theoretical and applied issues in:

General and life insurance
Health and social care
Machine learning and analytics
Mortality and longevity modelling
Pensions and investment
Risk management
Stochastic modelling of risk in insurance and finance

Please visit the webpages of for individual faculty research interests or more information on the potential research topics they are willing to supervise.

You do not need to find a potential supervisor before you apply, but it is useful to indicate in your application the member of academic staff with research interests similar to your own. The final decision on supervisors is made by the PhD Director.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
4 years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time