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    I'm in my first year of college. I got two As in my January exams, including Maths, and I am picking up AS further maths next year. I want to become and actuary but I am very confused about it all. So, I have a few questions...
    what uni is best for it in the uk?
    Is it best to study Maths or Actuarial Science? Or a joint one like at Manchester Uni?
    Also, I reallllly want to go to LSE for its reputation and the fact it's in London. Would it be best to do an Actuarial Science degree here just because of its great reputation or is it best to stick with a different degree like Maths?

    I will appreciate any advice, thanks!
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    (Original post by katieanngal)
    I'm in my first year of college. I got two As in my January exams, including Maths, and I am picking up AS further maths next year. I want to become and actuary but I am very confused about it all. So, I have a few questions...
    what uni is best for it in the uk?
    Is it best to study Maths or Actuarial Science? Or a joint one like at Manchester Uni?
    Also, I reallllly want to go to LSE for its reputation and the fact it's in London. Would it be best to do an Actuarial Science degree here just because of its great reputation or is it best to stick with a different degree like Maths?

    I will appreciate any advice, thanks!
    Actuarial science will be good for you in the long run if you're sure you want to be an actuary - the exemptions knock off a good bit of the time it takes to qualify. However, doing a maths degree will still allow you to go into the industry, and also opens up other options in finance if you decide against the actuarial profession.

    In terms of actuarial science degrees, in my opinion the best unis are;

    LSE, CASS, Warwick (MMORSE), QUB, Heriot Watt. General maths and statistics, maths and economics and anything else of that sort will also suffice if you're not sure.
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    (Original post by katieanngal)
    I'm in my first year of college. I got two As in my January exams, including Maths, and I am picking up AS further maths next year. I want to become and actuary but I am very confused about it all. So, I have a few questions...
    what uni is best for it in the uk?
    Is it best to study Maths or Actuarial Science? Or a joint one like at Manchester Uni?
    Also, I reallllly want to go to LSE for its reputation and the fact it's in London. Would it be best to do an Actuarial Science degree here just because of its great reputation or is it best to stick with a different degree like Maths?

    I will appreciate any advice, thanks!
    In my opinion, I'd go for a more general degree, such as Economics or Maths. I would then propose that you did postgraduate study in Actuarial Science; I just think it makes more sense to become an actuary that way. With this route, you will have a much better understanding of why you do your subject, and I feel it improves you as a person. Also, the more versatile you are, the greater you can expect your starting salary to be.
    That's just what i'd do, though. And i'm not an actuary! Take what I say with a pinch of salt.

    Perhaps attempt to contact an actuary? Try and get some advice as to how is the best way to get into it.
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    Just out of curiosity.
    If you did bachelor of actuarial science and after 3 years, you become more interested towards finance instead.
    Can you still pursue a MSc in finance? Since actuarial science is a highly quantitative degree , just like any other math degree.
    Or perhaps the degree is too specialised for any opportunity to diverge Into other areas of business.


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    (Original post by ToastedBread)
    Just out of curiosity.
    If you did bachelor of actuarial science and after 3 years, you become more interested towards finance instead.
    Can you still pursue a MSc in finance? Since actuarial science is a highly quantitative degree , just like any other math degree.
    Or perhaps the degree is too specialised for any opportunity to diverge Into other areas of business.


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    Yes, in most of the universities I've looked at, they will accept actuarial science if you're good enough. Quantitative skills are all transferable
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