Kent’s specialist degree in Actuarial Science is recognised by the actuarial profession and is taught by professionally qualified and experienced actuaries, giving you the necessary foundation for a rewarding and stimulating career. You study in a brand-new building, providing a modern study environment.
Our degree programme
The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science at Kent is one of the few programmes available to achieve full accreditation from the UK actuarial profession and provides the first step towards qualifying as an actuary.
As well as developing a core understanding of mathematical and financial concepts and statistical methods, you can gain exemption from eight of the Core Technical subjects (CT1 to CT8) of the professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
The programme also provides a good foundation for the later Core Technical subjects. By obtaining the full set of exemptions available during your degree, you could considerably reduce the time it takes you to qualify as an actuary.
In addition to lectures and examples classes, you gain practical experience of working with PROPHET, the market-leading actuarial software package used by commercial companies worldwide for profit testing, valuation and model office work. There are also regular supervised classes, where you can get help and advice on the way you approach problems.
Antreas shares his experiences studying BSc Actuarial Science at Kent
Year in industry
You spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. We can offer help and advice in finding a placement. This greatly enhances your CV and gives you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. It also gives you an idea of your career options. Recent placements have included IBM, management consultancies, government departments, actuarial firms and banks.
This degree is also available as a three-year course without a year in industry. For more details, see Actuarial Science.
If your grades do not qualify you for direct entry to this programme, you may be able to take a degree with a foundation year. For more details see Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year.
Kent is home to the Invicta Actuarial Society. Run by students and staff, it encourages valuable contact with industry professionals. In previous years the Society has organised:
- open lectures
- socials and networking events.
You may want to join Kent Maths Society, which is run by students and holds talks, workshops and social activities.
The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science puts on regular events that you are welcome to attend. These may include:
- seminars and workshops
- employability events.