Applied Actuarial Science (International Master's)
University of Kent
Key Course Facts
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. Kent is one of a very few universities in the UK to teach the subject.
Our International Master’s programme is fully accredited by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is equivalent to a Graduate Diploma (which covers the subjects taught within the Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science), followed by the MSc in Applied Actuarial Science.
Accreditation - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Curriculum 2019 This year, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is introducing a new actuarial qualification structure called Curriculum 2019. We are delighted to say that we have successfully achieved re-accreditation for all of our Actuarial Science programmes and will be offering exemptions under the IFoA's new qualification structure from September 2019.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Applied Actuarial Science (International Master's), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language 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.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of University of Kent in top UK and global rankings.
About University of Kent
The University of Kent is a publicly funded research university located in Kent, England. The university’s main campus is situated north of Canterbury, while its other campuses are found in Medway and Tonbridge in Kent. Additionally, the university operates postgraduate centres in Brussels, Athens, Rome and Paris.
Student composition of University of Kent
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Actuarial and Data Science (MMath) MMath||University of East Anglia||84%||0%||5%||£9250||£20200 £22800||138||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Actuarial Science MSc||The University of Manchester||84%||0%||5%||£6750||£11750||138||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Actuarial Science MSc||University of Southampton||84%||0%||5%||£10500||£10500||138||Southampton||On campus Part-time|
|Actuarial Science MSc||Swansea University||84%||0%||5%||£10300||£22450||138||Swansea||On campus Full-time|
|Actuarial Management MSc||City University London||84%||0%||5%||£10500||£10500||138||London||On campus Part-time|
|Actuarial Science with Data Analytics PgDip||University of Leicester||84%||0%||5%||£10925||£16800||138||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|MSci Actuarial Science and Data Science (four-year integrated masters) MSc||University of Essex||84%||0%||5%||£9250||£16850||138||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Actuarial Science MSc||University of Kent||84%||0%||5%||-||-||138||Canterbury||On campus Part-time|
|International Master's in Applied Actuarial Science MSc||University of Kent||84%||0%||5%||-||-||138||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Actuarial Science (International Master's) MSc||University of Kent||84%||0%||5%||-||-||138||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|