Computing Sciences

BSc ACTUARIAL SCIENCE (WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY)

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

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Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

If students elect to take optional modules associated with IFoA Exemptions (i.e. in Year 2, CMP-5040Y), they will be required to pass these modules as they are designated core.

Assessment for Year 2

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

If students elect to take optional modules associated with IFoA Exemptions (i.e. in Year 3, CMP-6032B and CMP-6035A), they will be required to pass these modules as they are designated core.

Assessment for Year 3

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

We employ a range of assessment methods throughout the course, including examinations, written assignments, class tests, problem sheets, group work and presentations to a variety of audiences.  
We adapt how and when we assess you in accordance with each module’s content and objectives. However, most modules feature a combination of coursework and exams.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including Mathematics grade A. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element

BTEC

DDM in IT, Science based or Business alongside grade A A-Level Mathematics. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including Mathematics grade B

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2 including Mathematics and 3 subjects at H3

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

75% overall including 85% in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

32 points with HL 6 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics at a minimum Grade C/4 or above and English Language at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

You are required to have English Language at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above at GCSE.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

 BSc Computing Science with a Foundation Year (G414)

 

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree: 

 

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track.

However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  

Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK and overseas applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1545821

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

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.

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year in industry. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee website.  
There may be extra costs related to items such as your travel and accommodation during your year in industry, which will vary depending on location.  
Students are strongly encouraged to purchase recommended texts for the actuarial modules as well as a copy of the Formulae and Tables for Examinations of the Faculty of Actuaries and the Institute of Actuaries. These can be purchased via the School at a discounted price at the start of each academic year.  
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 1545821

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

 

Course Reference Number: 1545821
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
N323
Entry Requirements
ABB
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