Taught course

International Master's in Applied Actuarial Science

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

Entry requirements

A first or upper second class degree in mathematics, statistics or economics (although other subjects with a high mathematical content are acceptable).

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

International Students

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.

Course structure

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 2 is conditional upon satisfactory performance in Stage 1. MSc degree classification is based solely on the marks achieved in the second year of study.

Find out more about accreditation for this programme and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries examinations.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html 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. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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