A first or upper second class degree in mathematics, statistics or economics (although other subjects with a high mathematical content are acceptable).
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.
Months of entry
Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risk. They make financial sense of the future for their clients by applying advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to solve complex financial problems.
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.
Our International master’s programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is equivalent to a Graduate Diploma (which covers the subjects taught within the Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science), followed by the MSc in Applied Actuarial Science.
This programme is for international students with a good first degree who would like to gain exemptions from subjects in the Core Technical, Core Applications and Specialist Technical Stages of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ examinations.
The international master’s programme covers subjects in the core technical, core applications and specialist technical stages of the institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ examinations as detailed below.
The first year of this programme covers subjects CT1-CT8 and the second year covers a number of the CA and ST subjects. Progression to stage two is conditional upon satisfactory performance in stage one. MSc degree classification is based solely on the marks achieved in the second year of study.
Information for international students
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
- +44 (0)1227 827181