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Data Analytics and Actuarial Science BSc (Hons)

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Data Analytics and 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 one of Europe’s leading business schools and is ranked amongst the top 20 business schools in Europe (1). Actuarial science involves the application of quantitative skills to problems in finance that normally involve risk or uncertainty, whilst data analytics involves using coding, data and the latest advances in information technology to solve real-world problems. If you are fascinated by both and have a passion and talent for mathematics, particularly modelling and probability, the Data Analytics and Actuarial Science degree might be the ideal course for you. Traditionally, actuaries have used data to solve problems in the financial risk area. However, the world of finance is being transformed by two major trends – the increase in the volume and types of data and the focus on risk management. This means some problems are now best solved using different data analysis techniques. This course prepares you for these new challenges. You will explore the traditional actuarial approach to risk management but you’ll also learn about some of the newest areas of data science, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, and their practical application to finance and insurance. Our in-depth teaching of the state-of-the-art Python and R programming languages – highly sought after in the global data science industry – is a flagship feature of this course. As well as developing your understanding of mathematics, probability, statistics, economics and IT, you’ll also look into probability modelling, data analysis and the financial markets. You’ll also be able to demonstrate your skills and your ability to communicate your findings in your final year project. As you would expect, the Data Analytics and Actuarial Science undergraduate course sets you up for a career in actuarial science. However, the course will also prepare you for a career in the wider fields of data analysis and risk management, or in investment management or financial analysis. Many of our lecturers are qualified actuaries and data analysts and have worked in the finance and IT sectors 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. A key part of this degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience or a period of study abroad. All first year Data Analytics and 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. (1) Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2019

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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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

    87th out of 110 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    41st

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    121 51%

    76th

    42
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    105th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    72nd

    16

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