Actuaries evaluate and manage risks touching many aspects of our modern world, from determining our insurance premiums to advising on employees financial bonuses. Kent is one of the longest-established providers of Actuarial Science degrees in the UK. Our Year in Industry programme enables you to gain paid industry experience in addition to being taught by our professionally qualified actuaries and internationally-renowned statisticians to ensure you are fully prepared for your future career. You will be encouraged to fulfil your potential whilst studying in our friendly and dynamic school based in the multi-award-winning Sibson Building. Your studies To help bridge the gap between school and university, you’ll attend small group tutorials in Stage 1, where you can practice the new mathematics you’ll be learning, ask questions and work with other students to find solutions. You’ll study a mixture of pure and applied mathematics, statistics and economics, providing you with a solid foundation for your later studies. Throughout Stages 1 and 2, you attend specialist programme of workshops and events designed to ensure you have the best possible opportunity of securing a placement. Our in-house Placements Team will support you throughout the process. If you successfully secure a placement, you will spend a year working between Stages 2 and 3. In Stages 2 and 3 you study modules that align with the professional exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), preparing you for your career as a qualified actuary. During your studies, you will learn how to use PROPHET, an actuarial software widely used by the profession, along with other key computer software packages. Accreditation This degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and offers the full suite of Core Principles professional exemptions under the IFoA’s updated Curriculum 2019 exemption structure. Foundation Year If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to take a four-year Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year degree (UCAS: N325). The Foundation Year provides an opportunity for you to develop your mathematics skills and start learning some university-level material, fully preparing you for university study before you progress onto the main Actuarial Science programme. Superb student experience The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) at Kent has a thriving student culture, with students from all degree programmes and all degree stages participating in student activities and taking on active roles in the School. As a SMSAS student you benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society. You can become a Student Rep and share the views of your fellow students to bring about changes. You could be employed as a Student Ambassador, earning money while you study by inspiring the next generation of mathematicians. Or join one of the society committees and organise socials and events for SMSAS students. You will be encouraged to make the most of your time at university and will have access to support and guidance throughout your studies.
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