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Acturial degree in Cass Business School gives exemptions from eight of a total of thirteen of professional examinations.
And most of graduates qualify as actuaries within four years.

is it a good deal ?
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Exemptions aren't always good - you may be exempt from topics in the first few years but you'll be examined on them in the final year so you'll have to rely on waht you learnt on your degree.
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If you want to be an actuary then why not?
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usually it requires you to obtain 1 or 2:1 in certain courses and you also have to pay some fees for this
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Are you talking about the Masters Diploma or the Batchelors degree?

(Original post by illumintai)
Acturial degree in Cass Business School gives exemptions from eight of a total of thirteen of professional examinations.
They don't quite give it to you! Basically each exemption will relate to a specific exam. If you get above a required mark (most likely 60% possibly 65%) then you gain that exemption. So it is possible to gain all the exemptions if you put in the hard work and your exams go well!

The only thing i'd say is given the competition amongst graduates it would be beneficial to get at least 4-5 exemptions. Both the batchelors and the masters are good courses, City is the best for Act Science, and if you want to be an actuary it's definitely worth it.

Hope that helps.
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(Original post by musiq)
Are you talking about the Masters Diploma or the Batchelors degree?



They don't quite give it to you! Basically each exemption will relate to a specific exam. If you get above a required mark (most likely 60% possibly 65%) then you gain that exemption. So it is possible to gain all the exemptions if you put in the hard work and your exams go well!

The only thing i'd say is given the competition amongst graduates it would be beneficial to get at least 4-5 exemptions. Both the batchelors and the masters are good courses, City is the best for Act Science, and if you want to be an actuary it's definitely worth it.

Hope that helps.
Im talking about Batchelors degree.

Can you tell me more about the job itself, and Cass' reputation in "Business world"
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i was really interested in becoming an actuary when i was about 16 (kinda gone off the idea now) and most of the advice i got given was to not go for an actuarial science degree, go for a general maths/ economics/ physics/ computing (anything maths based really) + that way you have a much broader knowledge. acurial science is incredibly competitive to get into and by doing a good maths-type degree you have so many more options, yes it does allow you to do less exams, but most people qualify withing 3-6 years anyway.

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(Original post by lou p lou)
i was really interested in becoming an actuary when i was about 16 (kinda gone off the idea now) and most of the advice i got given was to not go for an actuarial science degree, go for a general maths/ economics/ physics/ computing (anything maths based really) + that way you have a much broader knowledge. acurial science is incredibly competitive to get into and by doing a good maths-type degree you have so many more options, yes it does allow you to do less exams, but most people qualify withing 3-6 years anyway.

lou xxx
Or something like MORSE at Warwick which is geared towards wannabe-Actuaries but not quite so specialised as a Actuarial Science degree.
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