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    I got AAAA at AS in Maths Physics Biology and Maths and am predicted A*A*A. I am still waiting on LSE response... was wondering if anyone knows someone who does Actuarial Science in LSE who didn't do Further Maths??
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    Hello
    I have heard from city, manchester , leciester and heriot watt
    please can anyone suggest me the university which is best for actuarial science
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    (Original post by utsavagarwala)
    Hello
    I have heard from city, manchester , leciester and heriot watt
    please can anyone suggest me the university which is best for actuarial science
    Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh was the first to offer a BSc in Actuarial Science in the UK. We have over 40 years of experience in delivering excellence. We have a worldwide community of alumni professionals who attest to our standards, and our programme is well regarded throughout the actuarial world. Of our staff, over 30% are qualified actuaries with strong links to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, ensuring that teaching is practical and relevant to the real world. Career prospects and salaries are excellent for graduates of our programme. 95% of recent graduates have secured employment within six months of graduating. Edinburgh is a wonderful place to work and study and offers access to the second largest financial hub in the UK. Our new degree programme – BSc in Actuarial Science and Diploma in Industrial Training – includes 12 months experience of working in an organisation such as a life insurance company, a pension consultancy, an investment management firm or a bank.

    Our Actuarial Science degree programme is the only Institute and Faculty of Actuaries accredited undergraduate programme in Scotland – and one of only a handful of accredited degree programmes across the UK. Our graduates are able to gain exemptions from eight of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries exams – the maximum number of exemptions available at undergraduate level in the UK. This will fast track you to qualifying as an actuary and will save on professional exam fees. Our final year also prepares students for some of the specialist technical exam subjects, ensuring you feel confident making the transition from full time student to full time employee.

    The degree has recently been added to the portfolio of programmes to be offered at Heriot-Watt's Malaysia campus and students there are very enthusiastic about it.

    Hope this is of use to you - if you have any further questions please just drop us an email on [email protected].

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    www.macs.hw.ac.uk
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    I have an offer from LSE and should be getting one from Cass. I'm an international student and prefer to stay in London so those are my two options currently. Now I just have to decide if I want the reputation or the better course... :confused:
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    (Original post by Raymat)
    The best university for Actuarial Science; the London School of Economics and Political Science. You will have a good chance of getting into IB with an LSE Actuarial Science degree.
    And Oxbridge/kings/ucl/imperial/Warwick

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    (Original post by Raymat)
    Well none of them offer Actuarial Science (N321). Cambridge and King's don't offer anything similar but Imperial offers Mathematics with Statistics (G1G3), Oxford/Warwick offers Mathematics and Statistics (GG13) and UCL offers Mathematics and Statistical Science (GG13) which are all the closest things you can get to Actuarial Science.
    You forgot to mention Bath, Bristol, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Loughborough, Manchester, Newcastle, Queen's Belfast, Queen Mary, Reading, Southampton, Surrey and York who all offer similar courses to Actuarial Science.
    All rusell group?

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    My daughter is doing actuarial science at Herriot Watt and loves it
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    hello every, can any one advice me about this .
    Im going to do Financial mathemaics degree at university because i think it offers me more options than Acturial Science degree on its own. My firm choice is Lancaster, but i also like Surrey, Loughbrough, Heriotwatt which i found they are the best uni that offer my degree base on the ranking table.
    Is lancaster as good as their rankings? which one is the best from above do you think?
    My predicted grades are AAAB for Maths, Futher maths, accouting and economics.
    thanks guys!!
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    What about kent? I thought it was on par with heriot for actuarial science.
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    UEA does AS too
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    Hi guys

    I am undecided as to whether to study at the University of Leicester this year or retake my exams and apply for MMORSE at the University of Warwick next year (both cover the Actuarial exams CT1-CT8). Currently, I am due to start at the Uni of Leicester this September and I got into the Uni through Clearing. I am worried that studying 'Mathematics and Actuarial Science' at the Uni of Leicester will severely lower my job prospects since it is not a Russell Group Uni (especially when I am looking to work in the competitive industry of an Actuary or work in Finance(Investment/Business)).

    Whereas, I feel that going to Warwick will vastly improve my job prospects as it is a russell group uni, higher in the league table and, in general, more prestigious. I feel Warwick will give me a much better chance as to getting into one of the Big 4 Financial firms i.e. KPMG. Also, I think I will benefit from making friends with brighter students as more straight-A students go to Warwick. Maybe, the gap year in order to get to Warwick will will mature me as a person and I could perhaps get a job in the meantime whilst I retake my exams.

    However, the grade requirements for MMORSE at Warwick is A*A*A*(including Maths). I achieved an A* in ICT, B in Maths, B in Economics and C in Chemistry. I realised I overloaded myself by doing Chemistry as an extra A-Level which is why I feel that I could achieve an A* in Maths and A*/A in Eco if I retook the exams. Although, I may not even achieve these grades next year and it could end up being a year wasted.

    What if going to Leicester will put me at the bottom of the pile since there will be so many other candidates for jobs from better uni and this will result in me getting lower than expected salaries and less job offers? Or am I just over-reacting?

    I'm not sure which to go with: Leicester this year or Warwick next year(that's even if i get in!)
    Could someone please help me out? Does uni really make a big difference to my future job prospects and future salary? (Please reply asap because Im meant to be starting the uni of leicester next week)
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    I would email Warwick to see if they allow retake students. I emailed them last year, but this was for the business school. I was in a very similar position to you last year...I decided to retake and did much better and got into my firm uni.

    My email to Warwick:
    Would you look more harshly at a candidate if they retook their A-Levels?*

    Warwick's response:
    "Thank you for your email, unfortunately for our Warwick Business School courses applicants doing re-takes outside the standard two year AS/A Level cycle would be at a significant disadvantage,
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    (Original post by PenguinPingu)
    I would email Warwick to see if they allow retake students. I emailed them last year, but this was for the business school. I was in a very similar position to you last year...I decided to retake and did much better and got into my firm uni.

    My email to Warwick:
    Would you look more harshly at a candidate if they retook their A-Levels?*

    Warwick's response:
    "Thank you for your email, unfortunately for our Warwick Business School courses applicants doing re-takes outside the standard two year AS/A Level cycle would be at a significant disadvantage,
    Thank you for your reply

    Yes. I did email Warwick asking if they would allow retake students and here is their response:

    "Retakes are considered individually by the department. If you were to apply then they you would be required to retake your A levels in order to meet the essential subject requirements."
    I was hoping Warwick would be more specific based on this response

    Seeing the reply you received from WBS..it may not be a great idea for me to retake as Warwick don't seem fond of the idea

    I could perhaps apply for the University of Manchester or Birmingham instead if all else backfires as they are in the Russell Group

    Still not too sure what to do :/
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    (Original post by lfc1234)
    Thank you for your reply

    Yes. I did email Warwick asking if they would allow retake students and here is their response:

    "Retakes are considered individually by the department. If you were to apply then they you would be required to retake your A levels in order to meet the essential subject requirements."
    I was hoping Warwick would be more specific based on this response

    Seeing the reply you received from WBS..it may not be a great idea for me to retake as Warwick don't seem fond of the idea

    I could perhaps apply for the University of Manchester or Birmingham instead if all else backfires as they are in the Russell Group

    Still not too sure what to do :/
    Did you mention the course (MMORSE) you plan to apply to in the email? I'm not familiar with the course but judging by the grade requirements, the course looks very competitive.
    If you only want to go to Warwick I would go to uni this year because they may not even give you a conditional offer/you may not get the grades if you do get an offer.

    If you're happy to go to Manchester/Birmingham then you should retake and see if Warwick give you an offer. If they don't then you'll have Manchester/Birmingham to be your backup options.

    How sure are you that you can get the grades? How hard do you plan to work if you do retake? Are you motivated to retake?
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    Average salary for a Graduate training as an Actuary in the UK is 32k, average once qualified (would take a minimum of 3 years) is 50k and as a senior partner or a chief actuary the average is 200k .
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    Hi,
    If you're looking for guidance on choosing a university, please see our page:
    https://www.actuaries.org.uk/become-...versity-course

    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by SueFaye)
    After long time reseach on universities that offer Actuarial Science, i still undecided on which university to go. I have a few choices here : LSE, City, Heriot Watt, Kent, Swansea, Southampton, Manchester. So, please give me some advice of which uni to go!




    I am confused
    The latest 2018/19 thread for best actuarial science universities can be found here:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5401608
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    I’m a biomedical scientist but I want to change my profession. What subjects r needed to do actuarial science and what passes?
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    (Original post by MiriamMthembo)
    I’m a biomedical scientist but I want to change my profession. What subjects r needed to do actuarial science and what passes?
    If you have a 2:1 degree at minimum, along with Maths A level grade A or B you will be able to apply for graduate trainee roles.
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    I'm looking for a scholarship for actuarial science
 
 
 
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