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Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics: Actuarial Science Resources

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The resources and links on this page will be useful for anyone studying or interested in Actuarial Science and/or Financial Mathematics

For help with maths and statistics problems, please see the Maths Gym

Included in this guide:

  • Introductory sources
  • Books
  • Databases
  • Journals
  • Professional Societies and Organisations

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Introductory sources

Actuarial Science Glossaries from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries


A selection of AMS journals

The full A-Z list of HWUL eJournals is available or you can search the Library Catalogue for both print and eJournals.  Below are a selection of titles relevant to AMS:

Actuarial Journals
Risk and Insurance
Social Policy

Professional Societies and Organisations

It is worth looking into relevant professional bodies:

  1. for professional reasons e.g. networking, meetings, events etc 
  2. they often have library resources/services available to you e.g. journals we may not subscribe to, as well as briefings papers etc, that will keep you up to speed with developments in your area

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Library

Heriot-Watt University Actuarial Mathematics students can use the Library of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), Edinburgh (with or without membership to the IFoA). Services include:

  • Book borrowing
  • Access to journals and trade magazines
  • Athens account to access IFoA Library online materials

For more information please visit their website. Browse their Libary Catalogue at