Research course

Actuarial Science

Institution
University of Kent · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Please also see our website for general entry requirements

Months of entry

September

Course content

Qualifying as an actuary is a passport to a wide variety of careers in insurance companies, investments, pensions, health care and banking – not just in the UK, but throughout the world. Kent is one of a very few universities in the UK to teach the subject.

The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS).

This research programme, which can be taken three to four years full-time or five to six years part-time, offers the opportunity to work in highly topical areas such financial modelling and estimation, quantification of diversification benefits, quantifying financial risks, and derivatives pricing. Applications for PhD research in these and other areas will be welcomed.

There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes.

Before applying for this course, it is strongly recommended that you contact the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science in the first instance to discuss your study plans with the programme director.

Information for international students

Please see our website for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

For detailed information see our funding web pages.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Email
pgactsci@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827181
Fax
+44 (0)1227 827932