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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Actuarial Science

Take a giant step towards a well-paid and fulfilling career in financial risk management.
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Course overview

Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risks, particularly in the financial services industry. Our specialist programmes are taught by professionally qualified actuaries and internationally renowned statisticians to make sure you're fully prepared for your career.


We're fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, which means that you can achieve up to six exemptions from the 13 professional examinations required to become a qualified actuary.

Why study Actuarial Science at Kent?

Been there, done that.

You’ll benefit from the extensive industrial experience of the qualified Actuaries who teach on the course.

We're accredited.

Fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

Develop your skills.

Learn industry standard software like PROPHET, R and Python.

Get ahead.

Take a placement year to boost your professional skills and get paid to do it.

Your network.

You’ll benefit from free membership of the Kent Maths Society and Invicta Actuarial Society.

Everything you need to know about our Actuarial Science course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
Applications are individually considered
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

Over three years, you develop the skills in mathematics, statistics, finance and economics that you need to qualify as an actuary.

How you'll study

We know that people learn in a variety of ways, so most modules consist of a mix of lectures, example classes, practical sessions and independent study.

Your future

Our Actuarial Science programme gives you exemptions from the professional exams set by the UK actuarial profession, so you'll have a head start when looking to qualify as an actuary. It's also an excellent foundation for careers in many other areas of finance and risk.

UK Actuarial Science graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (37 salaries)

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The biggest change was my confidence.

Georgia's year in industry at Sainsbury's wasn't just a fantastic learning experience, she's also been offered a job when she graduates.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

Undergraduate applications open for 2024 entry on 16 May 2023. You can still apply for courses starting in 2023 via the UCAS website.

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