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About the course

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. Kent is one of a very few universities in the UK to teach the subject.

Our MSc in Applied Actuarial Science is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries; it also provides a fast-track route to qualifying as an actuary, because students who achieve a high enough overall mark in this programme can obtain exemptions from the professional examinations included within their studies.

The MSc is available as a full-time (one-year) programme and is suitable for those who have completed a first degree or postgraduate diploma in Actuarial Science, or those who have studied the majority of the earlier

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Entry Requirements

A good first degree in Actuarial Science, or a degree that covers all or most of the Core Technical Stage subjects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ examinations. We may also accept applicants who have a good first degree in another subject and who have passed most of the Core Technical Stage subjects. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages: https://www.k

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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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