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Actuarial science

  • MSc in Applied Actuarial Science
  • MSc in Applied Actuarial Science (with an Industrial Placement)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science
  • International Masters in Applied Actuarial Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science (with an optional year in industry)
  • BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year.

All our actuarial science courses are accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

MSc in Applied Actuarial Science

Designed for students who already have knowledge of the fundamentals of Actuarial Science, this 12-month, full-time taught course provides the opportunity to gain exemptions from subjects CA1, CA3, ST2, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8 and ST9 within the Core Applications and Specialist Technical stages of the examinations of the IFoA.

Students can also choose an optional Modelling module which prepares them for CA2.

A two-year, part-time version of this course is also available.

Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science

This nine-month, full-time taught course enables graduate students to acquire the core skills and knowledge required by all actuaries. It offers the opportunity to gain exemptions from eight subjects (CT1–CT8) within the Core Technical stage of the examinations of the IFoA.

International Masters in Applied Actuarial Science

This two-year course for international students is equivalent to a Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma, covering the subjects taught within the Postgraduate Diploma, followed by the MSc in Applied Actuarial Science and offers the opportunity to gain exemptions from subjects in the Core Technical, Core Applications and Specialist Technical stages.

BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science

(with an optional year in industry)

This three-year full-time taught course offers the opportunity to gain exemptions from eight subjects (CT1–CT8), as well as giving a firm foundation for some Core Application and Specialist Technical stage subjects.

Introduction to PROPHET

The University of Kent has entered into an arrangement with FIS Global, who market the industry’s leading actuarial software package PROPHET. As a result, students on all of our actuarial science courses have the opportunity to get practical experience of using PROPHET, which is used by commercial companies worldwide for profit testing, valuation and model office work. In addition, the PROPHET module marks also count towards the degree award.

Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment

The Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment is part of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Kent, where actuarial science has been taught for over 25 years. The centre includes 14 professionally qualified actuaries with many years’ practical experience in insurance and pensions, and maintains excellent links with the actuarial profession.

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