University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

Our Actuarial Science degree helps you to get a head start on your professional journey to becoming an actuary, and empowers you with the tools you need to make your mark in the world, whatever that means for you. Reasons to study Actuarial Science at Kent

  • Take a placement year to help boost your career skills and get paid doing it
  • Learn to code in languages like R and PROPHET, which are widely used in industry
  • Our Actuarial Science courses have been running for over 30 years, and recognised internationally as amongst the best in the world
  • This course is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA)
  • You’ll benefit from the extensive industrial experience from ten qualified Actuaries who will pass on their extensive experience to you
Course details Foundation year: You’ll gain an understanding of a-level mathematics and further mathematics. You’re also taught university-level modules to prepare you for the full Actuarial Science degree. First year: You’ll gain the skills that will lay the foundation for the rest of your studies – including pure and applied mathematics, statistics and economics. Second and third years: You’ll study modules that align with the professional exemptions from the IFoA, preparing you for your future career. Head over to our website for more details.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS