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University of Kent

Actuarial Science

UCAS Code: N323
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Finance
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including Mathematics at grade A. Use of Maths A level is not accepted as a required subject. Only one of General Studies or Critical Thinking can count as a third A-Level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

or 17 points at Higher Level including HL Maths at 6

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

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. 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 from eight of the Core Technical subjects (CT1 to CT8) of the professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. The programme also provides a good foundation for the later Core Technical subjects. By obtaining the full 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. The course offers an optional year in industry and we run the Invicta Actuarial Society, which provides good links with industry.


University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

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 90%
Student score 83% MED
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
71% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
389 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative 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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