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 the professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
By obtaining a 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.
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.
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.The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science puts on regular events that you are welcome to attend. These may include:
- You may want to join Kent Maths Society, which is run by students and holds talks, workshops and social activities.
- seminars and workshops
- employability events.