Does UKZN offer Actuarial Science ?

By | February 28, 2018

Does UKZN offer Actuarial Science ?

Yes, UKZN Offers Actuarial Science.

The Discipline focuses on the following areas: Statistics, BioStatstics, and Financial Mathematics.

Statistics gives meaning to numbers and includes all the ways in which data are collected, processed and interpreted. Professionals in many fields, such as commerce, actuarial science, operations research and economics require a sound knowledge of statistics.

Academic and research statisticians are concerned with the training of students and with statistical research in a chosen specialised field. New theories are developed and existing theories are revised, providing the theoretical foundations upon which the applied statistician depends. Basic research in statistical theory is mainly conducted at universities.

Applied statisticians are concerned with problems of data interpretation in the commercial, industrial and scientific sectors. They assist in planning procedures to collect and analyse information. Applied statisticians work in such diverse fields as finance, economics, engineering, medicine, psychology, astronomy, chemistry, life insurance and agriculture (more specifically, the Biometrician). They are responsible for the design of the sampling procedures and experiments and they assess the reliability of the conclusions.

Contact Details

Campus  Contact Number  Email Address
 Academic Leader
Professor Michael Murray WVL031 260 1013murraym
Academic Administration
Ms B Bonhomme (Stats)PMB033 260 5609Bonhomme
Mrs A Pillay (Stats)WVL031 260 3011Pillayal
Higher Degrees and Research Administration
Miss C BarnardPMB033 260 5645barnardc
Mrs S MarimuthuWVL031 260 7136marimuthus
Physical Address Pietermaritzburg:
1st Floor
Science Building
King Edward Avenue

Tel: 033 260 5609

Physical Address Westville:
1st Floor
Oliver Tambo Building
University Road

Tel: 031 260 3011

Postal Address:
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Postal Address:
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Private Bag X 54001