Actuarial Science (Foundation) at City, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme that provides an entry route to the BSc Actuarial Science, the BSc Data Analytics and Actuarial Science and the BSc Finance with Actuarial Science for UK students. The Foundation Year is designed to prepare you for the subjects that will be covered in more depth throughout the rest of your degree. Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK* The Foundation Year in Actuarial Science aims to provide students with a knowledge of Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Accounting and Finance, Economics, IT and Computing sufficient to enable them to undertake an undergraduate degree in the area of Actuarial Science. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year you will progress on to the BSc Actuarial Science degree. However, the Foundation Year is identical to that for the BSc Accounting and Finance degree and so you may be able to transfer onto the BSc Accounting and Finance degree on successful completion of the Foundation Year. It should be noted though that you will not be able to transfer onto any of the other undergraduate programmes at Bayes. The Actuarial Science degrees provides students with the skills to start their actuarial career, with the added flexibility of allowing students to alternatively use these skills to enter risk management, investment management or financial analysis upon graduation. This degree can provide exemptions from subjects CM1, CM2, CS1, CS2, CB1 and CB2 of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ examinations depending on which degree you choose. *Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2022


  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to probability and statistics
  • Introduction to economics
  • Introduction to finance and accounting
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite
- Career pathways

Assessment method

Some assessment is by coursework which you take home and complete with the aid of your notes. There will be continual assessment using class tests but no large formal exams. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The approximate percentage of the course assessment is as follows:0% written, 17% practical, 83% coursework

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note this course is only open to Home fee-paying applicants.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Actuarial Science (Foundation) at City, University of London - UCAS