Following are the top universities offering Actuarial Science degree program:

University of Leicester (UK)
- The University offers MSc/PGDip in Actuarial Science by distance learning.
- The Actuarial Science programme at Leicester is the only distance learning course accredited by the Faculty and the Institute of Actuaries.
- Modules covered include: Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Financial Engineering, Risk, Actuarial Mathematics, Contingencies, Finance and Financial Reporting, Economics.
- Applicants must have at least a 2:1 classification in a relevant first degree.

Heriot-Watt University (UK)
- It is a world-leading centre of teaching and research in actuarial mathematics, financial mathematics, probability and statistics, and it is the first in the UK to offer a specialised course in actuarial science.
- All of its actuarial courses are accredited by the UK actuarial profession.
- The results from the National Student Survey for 2008 reveal that, in terms of the Overall Student Satisfaction rating, no other university that offers a specialist actuarial course has a higher score than Heriot-Watt's Actuarial Science.

University of Waterloo (Canada)
- It has the largest English language actuarial science program in North America and one of the largest university-based actuarial science programs in the world.
- UW has the largest co-operative program (integrates academic studies with relevant work experience) in the world.

Wisconsin School of Business (USA)
- The Actuarial Science program is a Center of Actuarial Excellence as designated by the Society of Actuaries and the Risk Management and Insurance program is consistently ranked among the best in the nation.

UNSW Australian School of Business (Australia)
- It offers both an undergraduate Actuarial major and a Master of Actuarial Studies as well as a research degree program.
- UNSW Actuarial Studies is a founding university member of the Enterprise Risk Management Institute International.
- The UNSW Actuarial Studies program is accredited by The Institute of Actuaries of Australia under its Accreditation Policy. It is also recognised a Centre of Excellence by The Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek