Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year (BSc (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
- 4 years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year at University of Kent

Our Foundation Year programme 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 Actuarial Science degree.

Our specialist programme combines the in-house expertise of our professionally qualified actuaries and internationally-renowned mathematicians and statisticians to ensure you are fully prepared for your future career.

You are encouraged to fulfil your potential while studying in our friendly and dynamic school based in the multi-award-winning Sibson Building.

This programme has been designed for those who have achieved grades or are predicted grades significantly lower than our standard AAA or AAB entry requirements, including overseas applicants from regions where A Level Mathematics or equivalent is not taught.   

Our degree programme

To help bridge the gap between school and university, you’ll cover material from the A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics syllabuses, along with advanced topics taken from university-level studies preparing you for university. Alongside mathematics, you can choose optional modules covering topics from computing to history. 

Upon passing the Foundation Year, you can progress onto BSc Actuarial Science, with or without a Year in Industry. 

In Stage 1 you’ll continue to receive support through small group tutorials, 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 - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Curriculum 2019

This year, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is introducing a new actuarial qualification structure called Curriculum 2019.  We are delighted to say that we have successfully achieved re-accreditation for all of our Actuarial Science programmes and will be offering exemptions under the IFoA's new qualification structure from September 2019. 

Extra activities

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
  • discussions
  • 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. 

Study options for this course

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