|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc (Hons))|
|University website:||Actuarial Science with a Foundation Year|
Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risks, particularly in the financial services industry. If you are good at mathematics, enjoy problem-solving and are interested in financial matters, you should enjoy studying actuarial science. This programme with a foundation year offers you a route into actuarial science if you don't currently meet the entry requirements for the three-year degree course.
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.
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 in Actuarial Science, or Actuarial Science with 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.
This degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and offers the full suite of Core Principles professional exemptions under the IFoA’s updated Curriculum 2019 exemption structure.
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:
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: