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Data Analytics and Actuarial Science (with Professional Placement) BSc

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Data Analytics and Actuarial Science degree is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK*. 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. Students are eligible to apply for a one-year paid work placement during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. 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 worlds of actuarial science and finance and enhance their career prospects.If you wish to study the BSc (Hons) Data Analytics with Actuarial Science degree at Bayes, but do not satisfy the entry requirements, the Foundation course can provide students with an entry route onto the programme.*Financial Times Eur

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per 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

    54th

  • 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

    22nd out of 105 11

    67th out of 113 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    159 72%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    79th

    38
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 56%

    66th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    66th

    39
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    103rd

    31

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