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MSc - Applied Actuarial Science (International Master's)


University of Kent School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science

Full time See Course MSc Full-time: 2 years

About the course

Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risk. They make financial sense of the future for their clients by applying advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to solve complex financial problems.

Qualifying as an actuary is a passport to a wide variety of careers in insurance companies, investments, pensions, health care and banking – not just in the UK, but throughout the world.

Our International Master’s programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is equivalent to the conversion MSc in Actuarial Science followed by the one-year MSc in Applied Actuarial Science.

As one of the few universities to offer actuarial science in the UK, Kent’s programme is recognised for its strong mix of theoretical and practical expertise. The teaching staff

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Entry Requirements

A first or upper second class degree in mathematics, statistics or economics (although other subjects with a high mathematical content are acceptable).

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

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Where is University of Kent


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Student Profile(s)

Portia Abena Kubinson

Why did you choose to study at the University of Kent?
I chose to study here because Kent’s programme is well set-up and I get exemptions from the professional exams.


What is the best thing about studying in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science?
I would say that the best thing about studying in the School is how welcoming our lecturers are. They are always ready to help. Everyone is just always willing to help.


What has been your favourite topic/module on your course so far?
My favourite module on my course so far has been Survival Models and my favourite topic has been Graduation.


What have you found most interesting on your course so far?
I have found the fact that every module is connected to be really interesting. It’s like a big picture with pieces that fit perfectly.


Have you found the School to be supportive? / How has the School supported you?
I have found the School to be very supportive. Where I come from, things are really different in terms of teaching. Kent has very qualified staff who know exactly what they are teaching.


Can you sum up your course in three words?
Challenging and Interesting.


Would you recommend studying at Kent?
I would absolutely recommend studying at Kent. My kids will come here hopefully. I have experienced a great taught programme.


What do you think of the Sibson Building?
The Sibson Building is a very beautiful building and very well designed.


What do you think the Building means for students within the School?
Students generally like new facilities, so the Sibson Building is really refreshing, and convenient for those who live close by.


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