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Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    N323

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    35th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    29th

    1 (Accounting & Finance)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    125

  • Graduate Prospects

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    90

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.10

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Actuarial Science brings together mathematical, statistical and financial techniques to minimise financial risk in areas such as commerce, insurance, finance and government, and this new degree could lead to highly rewarding careers in fields such as insurance, annuities, and pensions. A newly-qualified actuary can earn over £50,000 (Institute and Faculty of Actuaries guide to salaries). As a student on our three-year BSc Actuarial Science, you will be taught in our new £32.5m Computational Foundry, a world class centre with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, as well as networking and meeting spaces, to help prepare you for a successful and rewarding career.The programme will be delivered by the Department of Mathematics in conjunction with the School of Management, both located on the Bay Campus.The Department is rated 4th in the UK for graduate prospects [Complete University Guide 2019] and 5th in the UK for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020).This course will give you a solid training highly aligned with that required for entrance to the actuarial profession – a career which is financially rewarding, highly sought after and a ‘passport’ to working in the global environment.It will cover topics such as: calculus, analysis, algebra, applied statistics, accounting for business, economics for accounting and finance, real analysis and metric spaces, vector calculus and measure theory, groups and rings, probability, financial accounting, investments, assets, equities and bonds, complex variables, stochastic processes, financial mathematics, stochastic processes and survival models, and actuarial models and interest rates. We are seeking accreditation from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), and we expect that graduates with good degrees will gain exemptions from a fair portion of the IFoA professional examinations, most likely across CS1&2, CM1&2.Student satisfaction is consistently high, we ranked 18th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020).Furthermore, this new Honours programme compliments our successful programmes in the area of Financial Mathematics: B.Sc. Mathematics for Finance, and M.Sc. Mathematics & Computing for Finance.**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Extended Project

Grades / Points

AAA

University information

University Ranking

35th

About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).

Address

Bay Campus

Fabian Way

Swansea

SA1 8EN

UNITED KINGDOM