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BSc Actuarial Sciences (with a Year in Industry)

University of East Anglia
In Norwich

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Norwich
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Norwich
  • Start:
    September 2018

Actuarial Sciences at UEA allows you to turn your interest in maths, computing and business into a successful career as an actuary. We focus on preparing and supporting you for a secure, in demand and well-paid career path. We have strong links with Aviva, providing you with a unique opportunity to gain tuition, experience and employment from the best in the industry. The year in industry will ensure you graduate with relevant work experience, putting you one step ahead of other students.

You will be taught by expert academics from the Schools of Computing Sciences, Mathematics and Economics, as well as practicing Actuaries from Aviva. The vast majority of learning takes place in small groups, providing you with quality contact time with lecturers while learning through first-hand experience. Recent placement partners have included Aviva, Lloyds Bank, NFU Mutual and Xafinity.

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University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Starts Sep-2018
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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A Level AAB including Mathematics at grade A. All science A levels must include a pass in the practical element
International Baccalaureate 33 points including HL Mathematics at 6 and one other HL subject at 6. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Highers Only acceptable in combination with Advanced Highers
Scottish Advanced Highers BBC including Mathematics at grade B . A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers might be acceptable
Irish Leaving Certificate AAAABB including A in Mathematics or four...


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What you'll learn on the course

Financial Training
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

This course will begin by developing your knowledge in areas including mathematics, computing, economics and business. Each year includes an optional module which allows you to pursue your own specialist interests. Your third year will be spent in industry, gaining experience relating to the actuarial profession. Specialisation continues in your final year, alongside core modules designed to strengthen your mathematical knowledge and familiarise you with professional actuarial practice.

Year 1

Compulsory modules in the first year provide you with a clear understanding of areas including mathematics, computing, business and problem solving skills. You will receive teaching from a variety of departments that will build upon and develop your pre-existing knowledge, with modules including ‘An Introduction to Financial Maths’ that will begin to develop your awareness and understanding of actuarial practice as well as developing some practical modelling skills. The optional module in year 1 offers you the choice between ‘Actuarial Skills 1’ which is taught in partnership with Aviva and ‘Database Systems’ which offers students the opportunity to further develop skills that would be useful for those students looking to work in the area of data science.

Year 2

In the second year of your degree you will be introduced to specific actuarial themes and taught about business and economics in the actuarial profession. The optional module in year 2 offers you the choice between ‘Financial Accounting for Actuaries’ which is included in the accreditation agreement and ‘Programming for non-specialists’,once again allowing students the opportunity to tailor their programme to either the more traditional actuarial science degree or one with a broader set of computing skills.

Year 3 (Year in Industry)

In your third year you will take part in an industrial placement from 9-14 months of full time employment. The placements are sourced and secured by you (with help from UEA), and you will be paying a reduced tuition rate and potentially receiving a wage. Throughout the work placement you will keep in close contact with an assigned mentor at UEA, who will also visit you at least once during the year. You will also be supported by an industrial supervisor.

Year 4

Academic development continues into your final year, where you will be able to focus on developing your advance knowledge of statistics, mathematics and professional actuarial practise. The final year allows students the option to complete a dissertation as well as a further module taught in partnership with Aviva or alternatively to develop further computer science skills by taking ‘Information retrieval’.

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Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

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