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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.
Our multidisciplinary Actuarial Science degree course brings together UEA’s Schools of Mathematics, Computing Sciences and Economics, along with the expertise of practising Actuaries.
You’ll develop core skills across mathematics, statistics and finance, and each year you’ll have the option to choose a traditional actuarial module or, if you’re thinking about specialising in data science, you’ll be able focus on developing additional computing skills. Plus, we’ll help you hone the communication and presentation skills essential to any graduate entering the financial sector.
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 & Faculty of Actuaries, so you could graduate one step ahead of your competition.
You’ll commence this three-year degree by further developing your knowledge of mathematics, computing, economics and business. Each year you’ll also be able to select an optional module to pursue your own specialist interests, and a module developing your written and oral skills in modelling and communication.
Compulsory modules in the first year provide you with a clear understanding of mathematics, computing and problem solving. You’ll build on and develop your pre-existing knowledge and start developing your awareness and understanding of actuarial mathematics, as well as acquiring some practical modelling skills. Options in year one allow you to choose between a skills-based module, taught in partnership with practicing actuaries, and an additional computing module, designed to develop your data science skills.
In the second year you’ll be introduced to specific actuarial themes and taught about business in the context of the actuarial profession. Optional modules offer you the choice between ‘Financial Accounting for Actuaries’, which is included in the accreditation agreement, and a computing science module. So, once again, you can tailor your programme to a more traditional actuarial science degree, or to one with a broader set of computing skills.
In your final year you’ll be able to focus on developing your advance knowledge of statistics, mathematics and professional actuarial practise. You’ll also be given the option to complete a dissertation, as well as a module taught in partnership with practising actuaries. Alternatively, if computer science is your preferred area of focus, you could choose to further develop these skills.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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.
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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 relevant subject, please see website for details. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration. Only accepted alongside Mathematics A Level Grade A.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Mathematics at Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Higher grade B in Mathematics or A Level grade A in Mathematics.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||With Higher Level 6 in Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BCC||Including Mathematics Grade B. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 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|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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