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The BSc Actuarial Sciences degree is aimed at students who wish to become professional actuaries and who are passionate about mathematics, economics and problem solving. The degree programme covers current issues in Mathematics, Computing, Finance and Business, as well as providing a thorough theoretical background of these areas.
This multidisciplinary programme combines the expertise of the School of Computing Sciences, School of Mathematics and the Norwich Business School. Additional teaching comes through our strong links with industry, and includes tuition from practicing actuaries from Aviva at their headquarters.
The teaching programme is designed to develop your mathematical, financial and statistical knowledge, with students later encouraged to follow specialist interests in business or computing. The course also gives you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the first eight professional examinations set by the UK Actuarial Profession (CT1-CT8), so you are able to qualify as a professional actuary far more swiftly after successfully graduating.
If you do not meet the standard entry requirement for admission to the Actuarial Science degree, you may be offered a place on our BSc Business Statistics degree. These programmes have a common first year and, subject to adequate performance in year 1, you may be able to transfer to the second year of the Actuarial Science degree.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
- EUR 14430 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU £9,000; International £12,300Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
This three year course will begin by developing your knowledge in areas including mathematics, computing, economics and business. You will take modules to continue to develop your understanding of key concepts.
Compulsory modules in the first year provide you with a clear understanding of areas including mathematics, computing, business and problem solving skills. You will receive teaching from a variety of departments that will build upon and develop your pre-existing knowledge, with modules including Mathematics For Actuaries that will begin to develop your awareness and understanding of actuary practice.
In the second year of your degree there is an opportunity for you to begin developing your own specialist interests by taking an optional module in economics, business or computing, whilst you continue to development vital knowledge by taking compulsory modules. You will be introduced to specific actuarial themes and taught about business and economics in terms of the actuarial profession.
Academic development continues into your final year, where you will be able to focus on developing your advance knowledge of statistics, mathematics and professional actuarial practice.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 78
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
- A Level: AAA-AAB (including A in Maths)
- International Baccalaureate: 34-33 points overall inc. HL Mathematics at Grade 7
- Scottish Highers: AAAAA-AAABB (including Maths)
- Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA-AAB (including Maths)
- Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAAAA-AAAABB (including Maths)
- Access Course: See below
- European Baccalaureate: 85-80% overall (including Maths)
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
- IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
- PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
Applicants submitting UCAS applications that include a good personal statement and academic reference will be asked to attend a selection interview at the University. Selection interviews are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities. If an applicant is located overseas we will arrange a telephone interview.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
Special Entry Requirements
Grade A in A Level Mathematics or equivalent.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics.
Students are required to have Mathematics and English Language at minimum of Grade B.
No work experience is required.
- 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 East Anglia.