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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Finance
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including Mathematics Grade A. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including Mathematics Grade B. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. Only accepted alongside Mathematics A Level Grade A.

International Baccalaureate

With Higher Level 6 in Mathematics and Higher Level 6 in one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course combines depth of study with an excellent level of preparation towards becoming an actuary. You will develop your appreciation of recent actuarial developments and practice, and learn how to link theory with practical application in industry. Your first two years will be spent learning mathematical skills in the School of Mathematics, gaining computing, statistical and practical actuarial skills in the School of Computing Sciences, and studying business and management skills in Norwich Business School. During your second and final years you will also take modules partly presented by actuaries from Aviva.


Year 1 will provide you with a clear understanding of mathematics, computing, business and problem solving skills. Modules will include ‘Mathematics for Actuaries’ which will begin to develop your awareness and understanding of actuary practice. In year 2, you can begin to develop your specialist interests by taking optional modules in economics, business or computing. In your final year, you will develop your knowledge of statistics, mathematics and professional actuarial practice.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
87% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.
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