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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 spend the third year of this four year degree in a commercial environment, working alongside professional actuaries, gaining a true understanding of the application of technical concepts in the workplace. So you’ll graduate not only with technical skills but with relevant work experience too, putting you one step ahead of other graduates.
A Year in Industry is strongly recommended by our industry contacts, who say it significantly enhances your employment prospects. It will also count towards the work-based skills required to become a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
You’ll gain first-hand knowledge of the mechanics of your chosen field, while greatly improving your chances of progressing within that sector as you secure valuable contacts and insight. What’s more, you’ll be able to put theory into practice in a context governed by real-world time and financial constraints.
You’ll commence this four-year degree by further developing your knowledge of mathematics, computing, economics and business. 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 anyone entering the financial sector.
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.
You’ll spend your third year gaining hand-on experience working alongside practicing actuaries on industrial placement. We have well-established commercial connections throughout the UK and beyond, and we’ll help you to identify and compete for appropriate industrial opportunities. Recent placement partners have included Aviva, Lloyds Bank, NFU Mutual, Xafinity and LV.
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
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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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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, Science based or Business. 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 alongside an Advanced Higher Level in Mathematics grade B 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|