Computing Sciences

BSc ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Key details 

BSC ACTUARIAL SCIENCE

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
N324
Entry Requirements
AAB

Assessment for Year 1

We have a mixture of assessments. These include written work, presentations or demonstrations, and exams (closed and/or time-limited assessment). They combine theoretical understanding with practical application and are designed to test the range of skills and competencies required for the learning outcomes of each module. 

You’ll be assessed by a combination of: 

  • Examination (approximately 75-80%) 

  • Written assignments, Demonstrations and Presentations (approximately 20-25%) 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 2

We have a mixture of assessments. These include written work, presentations or demonstrations, and exams (closed and/or time-limited assessment). They combine theoretical understanding with practical application and are designed to test the range of skills and competencies required for the learning outcomes of each module. 

You’ll be assessed by a combination of: 

  • Examination (approximately 75-80%) 

  • Written assignments, Demonstrations and Presentations (approximately 20-25%) 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 3

We have a mixture of assessments. These include written work, presentations or demonstrations, and exams (closed and/or time-limited assessment). They combine theoretical understanding with practical application and are designed to test the range of skills and competencies required for the learning outcomes of each module. 

You’ll be assessed by a combination of: 

  • Examination (approximately 75-80%) 

  • Written assignments, Demonstrations and Presentations (approximately 20-25%) 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

We have a mixture of assessments. These include written work, presentations or demonstrations, and exams (closed and/or time-limited assessment). They combine theoretical understanding with practical application and are designed to test the range of skills and competencies required for the learning outcomes of each module. 

You’ll be assessed by a combination of: 

  • Examination (approximately 75-80%) 

  • Written assignments, Demonstrations and Presentations (approximately 20-25%) 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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 have a mixture of assessments. These include written work, presentations or demonstrations, and exams (closed and/or time-limited assessment). They combine theoretical understanding with practical application and are designed to test the range of skills and competencies required for the learning outcomes of each module. 

You’ll be assessed by a combination of: 

  • Examination (approximately 75-80%) 

  • Written assignments, Demonstrations and Presentations (approximately 20-25%) 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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 have a mixture of assessments. These include written work, presentations or demonstrations, and exams (closed and/or time-limited assessment). They combine theoretical understanding with practical application and are designed to test the range of skills and competencies required for the learning outcomes of each module. 

You’ll be assessed by a combination of: 

  • Examination (approximately 75-80%) 

  • Written assignments, Demonstrations and Presentations (approximately 20-25%) 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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

AAB including Mathematics Grade A. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

DDD in IT, Science based or Business alongside grade A A-Level Maths. Excludes Public Services on its own.

Scottish highers

AAAAA (please note this can only be accepted in combination with Mathematics Advanced Higher Grade B or A-Level Grade A).

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including Mathematics Grade B.

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2 including Mathematics, 2 subjects at H3.

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in Maths, and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3.

European Baccalaureate

80% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

33 including HL6 in Mathematics.

GCSE offer

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

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BSc Mathematics with a Foundation Year.

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA  

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:

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering 

 

Alternative Entry Requirements 

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

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry 

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.  

  

INTO University of East Anglia   

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

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a 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 International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 4479542

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

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: 4479542

How to Apply

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

UCAS Apply is an 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 application 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 is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.  

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.  

 

FURTHER INFORMATION   

Please contact us by email at Admissions@uea.ac.uk  or via the Admissions Live Chat Service . 

Course Reference Number: 4479542
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
N324
Entry Requirements
AAB
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