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About This Course
Study the art of risk: measuring it, assessing it, managing it, mitigating it – and sometimes profiting from it.
Crossing the road, making a cup of tea, flying on holiday, starting a new business: nearly everything in life encompasses an element of risk. And to an Actuary, risk is everything. If you’re strong on mathematics and have an interest in business and economics, are fascinated by world events and not afraid to take an educated gamble, a career in this small but growing (and pretty lucrative) profession could be ideal.
Our integrated Master’s in Actuarial and Data Science will teach you how to look to the future from a business perspective, assess any likely impact, then put a price on mitigating any risk. And, due to our strong links with industry, you’ll have opportunities to put the theory into practice. The fourth year of the programme will allow you to expand your skills beyond that of a standard graduate. You will have the opportunity to increase your computing, communication and business awareness skills to provide the potential for you to be an asset to any potential employer.
Actuarial Science is exciting, challenging and stimulating – and its skillsets are in increasingly high demand.
If you have a love of mathematics and business but want to work with them in a more applied field, Actuarial Science is a great choice. As well as becoming a professional Actuary, it opens up doors to broader fields including data science and risk management.
Adding a fourth year to your programme will broaden your skillset and expose you to the world of data science which is an exciting growth area for the actuarial profession.
Our strong links with industry mean you’ll have unique opportunities to see theory put into practice, and our syllabus includes guest lectures from working professionals, such as experts from Aviva. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to gain exemptions from the professional examinations set by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, so you could graduate one step ahead of your competition.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including Mathematics grade A. Science A Levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in IT, Business or a Science based subject alongside A Level Mathematics grade A. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
|including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics at Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||including Higher Level 6 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BCC||including grade B in Mathematics.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C/4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component).|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£15,900 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.