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    Could any actuarial science students please give me an idea of much time you spend in Uni per week? What's your schedule like?

    I'm a mature student and need to work, so do you think it would be feasible to hold down a part-time job during term time?

    Thanks x
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    Well, I study at City University and we had over 20 timetabled hours per week. 15 hours of lectures and the rest were exercise and surgery hours (to ask questions). A part time job could be possible over the weekends but bear in mind that there is a high workload on this course. We had fortnightly tests, quizzes and coursework assignments. Good luck
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    (Original post by lili4648)
    Well, I study at City University and we had over 20 timetabled hours per week. 15 hours of lectures and the rest were exercise and surgery hours (to ask questions). A part time job could be possible over the weekends but bear in mind that there is a high workload on this course. We had fortnightly tests, quizzes and coursework assignments. Good luck
    Thanks so much for your input! I contacted a few unis and they said they had roughly 9-15 timetabled hrs per week but I suppose that's a generalisation.

    I'm thinking of doing a PT stats/math degree and sitting the CT exams when I can instead - but the upside of *most* actuarial science degrees is that they exempt you from CT 1-8
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    The CT exams are quite difficult and I think it is really important to have something in place so that if you are stuck you can contact someone (like a tutor). I don't think that a maths and statistics degree is very relevant, yes it will help with some modules but not all. Something like an economics and finance degree may prove to be more useful in terms of how relevant it is to the professional exams.

    Good luck with whichever option you choose!
    Feel free to ask me questions.
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    (Original post by lili4648)
    The CT exams are quite difficult and I think it is really important to have something in place so that if you are stuck you can contact someone (like a tutor). I don't think that a maths and statistics degree is very relevant, yes it will help with some modules but not all. Something like an economics and finance degree may prove to be more useful in terms of how relevant it is to the professional exams.

    Good luck with whichever option you choose!
    Feel free to ask me questions.

    Oh yes I know the CT exams are notoriously difficult! Realistically, I will need to work while I study so a FT degree is probably out of the question.

    Sorry can I just ask you for your advice based on your degree - So I've also applied to study a PT economics w/ statistics degree. Modules include calculus, algebra, probability/stats with macro and micro economics. Do you think that this would be an ideal option if I can't do a FT degree? Thanks
 
 
 
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