University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Actuarial Science

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Course summary

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 specialist programmes combine the in-house expertise of 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. 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. Year in Industry If you want to gain paid industry experience as part of your degree programme, our popular Actuarial Science with a Year in Industry programme (UCAS: N324) may be for you. If you decide to take the Year in Industry, our in-house Placements Team will support you in developing the skills and knowledge needed to successfully secure a placement through a specialist programme of workshops and events. 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.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N323
Institution code:
K24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

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

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


Unistats information

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83%
Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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
EU £12600 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk 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 2021/22 for international students are £20,500 for laboratory programmes and £16,800 for non-laboratory programmes
Actuarial Science at University of Kent - UCAS