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  • Coût:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Langue d"enseignement:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 septembre 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1762pts.
  • Durée:
  • 36 mois

    1 September


    Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risks, particularly in the financial services industry. They form a small yet well-respected, influential and relatively well-paid profession. If you are good at mathematics and you are curious about financial matters, you should enjoy studying actuarial science.

    Our degree gives you the opportunity to gain exemptions from eight of the professional examinations set by the UK actuarial profession, and is one of the few programmes to achieve full accreditation from the profession. Once you qualify, employment prospects are good, and students from this course have also gone on to successful careers in other areas such as accountancy, banking or operational research.

    The core actuarial modules are taught by professionally qualified actuaries with many years’ industry experience. The course offers an optional year in industry and we run the Invicta Actuarial Society, which provides good links with industry. Our School is friendly and we make a point of getting to know our students on a one-to-one basis.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline 1 September Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

    Stage 1

    Possible modules may include:

    • MA309 - Business Economics
    • MA315 - Financial Mathematics
    • MA319 - Probability and Statistics for Actuarial Science
    • MA321 - Calculus and Mathematical Modelling
    • MA322 - Proofs and Numbers
    • MA326 - Matrices and Computing
    • WSHOP097 - Mathematics Support Classes
    • WSHOPMA1 - Core Stage 1 Tutorial Support

    Stage 2

    Possible modules may include:

    • MA639 - Time Series Modelling and Simulation
    • MA501 - Statistics for Insurance
    • MA527 - Corporate Finance for Actuaries
    • MA528 - Financial Reports and their Analysis
    • MA529 - Probability and Statistics for Actuarial Science 2
    • MA516 - Contingencies 1
    • MA552 - Analysis
    • MA553 - Linear Algebra
    Stage 3

    Possible modules may include:

    • MA636 - Stochastic Processes
    • MA525 - Survival Models
    • MA533 - Contingencies 2
    • MA535 - Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing Models
    • MA537 - Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
    • MA539 - Financial Modelling
    • MA509 - Actuarial Practice

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.



    The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

    Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement A level
    • AAA at A level including Mathematics grade A including the core syllabus of Pure Mathematics. (Use of Maths is not accepted.) Only one General Studies and Critical Thinking can be accepted against the requirements
    Access to HE Diploma
    • The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
    • The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
    International Baccalaureate
    • IB Diploma 34 points overall or 17 points at HL inc 6 in HL Mathematics.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.


    Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.

    General scholarships

    Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

    The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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