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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science degree is delivered by Cass Business School, one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is ranked amongst the top 20 business schools in Europe (1). As England’s longest established Actuarial Science degree, this course offers students a sound education in actuarial and financial studies, mathematics and statistics and you will gain highly prized financial risk management skills. Actuarial science involves the application of quantitative skills to problems in finance that normally involve risk or uncertainty. If you enjoy mathematics, statistics, probability and economics you will find this course ideal. For the duration of your degree, you’ll delve deeper into these course subjects, as well as stochastic models, finance and financial reporting, business and, naturally, actuarial science itself. You’ll also produce a self-researched final-year project on an area that interests and reflects your ambitions. The degree provides students with the skills to start their career as an actuary, with the added flexibility of allowing students to alternatively use these skills to enter risk management, investment management or financial analysis upon graduation. This degree can provide exemptions from subjects CM1, CM2, CS1, CS2, CB1, CB2 and CB3 of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ examinations. In each year of your degree, you will study a core set of modules that will allow you to focus on actuarial science, alongside modules that will broaden your studies into other areas of economics and business. In fact, the Actuarial Science degree at Cass contains more credits than the majority of all other actuarial science degrees in the UK. By studying for 450 credits rather than the standard 360 credits during your degree, you are able to obtain an in depth understanding in specialisms such as business management, real estate finance, financial derivatives and extreme value theory. Many of our lecturers are qualified actuaries and have worked in industry and continue to consult for corporate organisations, so you will benefit from their first-hand knowledge and business experience. As we place a high value on teaching both theory and application, you will emerge from your degree with a good understanding of how to use your newly acquired knowledge in the workplace, whether this concerns a career as an actuary or an alternative direction (such as, for example, risk manager). A key part of this degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience or a period of study abroad. All first year Actuarial Science students are eligible to apply for the Micro-Placements Programme which offers you the opportunity to apply for a 3-5 week summer placement, exposing you to a real-life business environment at a London-based employer. Students are also eligible to apply for a one-year paid work placement during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. Cass students enjoy a wide range of opportunities in business areas such as insurance and risk management, actuarial investment pricing and capital management. Recent placements include: the Association of British Insurers, Aviva/Friends Life, Prudential and Legal & General. Students can alternatively apply to spend one year studying abroad during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. Students can apply to study at a business school at one of our prestigious partner universities, including the University of Waterloo, Canada; and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Studying abroad enables students to expand their international network of contacts, develop a wider perspective in the world of actuarial science and enhance their career prospects. (1) Financial Times European B

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Must include A Level Maths grade A. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    41st

    9

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