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    I currently have just finished my AS levels studying maths, further maths, chemistry, and physics. I hope to study maths, further maths, and physics at A-Level. I am currently debating between applying for computer science or actuarial science. Help?
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    I currently have just finished my AS levels studying maths, further maths, chemistry, and physics. I hope to study maths, further maths, and physics at A-Level. I am currently debating between applying for computer science or actuarial science. Help?
    Look at the syllabus for each. Do you love maths or computers more?

    Do you want to be an actuary or involved in computing?

    Dont forget you will have considerably more exams if you wish to be an actuary and they arent easy.


    Look at the jobs you can do afterwards.

    Just do a pros and cons analysis for both and one should win out even if its on gut instinct. Have you done any work experience? If not try and get some.
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    (Original post by enjaybee)
    I currently have just finished my AS levels studying maths, further maths, chemistry, and physics. I hope to study maths, further maths, and physics at A-Level. I am currently debating between applying for computer science or actuarial science. Help?
    You don't need a degree in Actuarial Science to be an actuary.
    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/actuary

    I'd recommend doing a more general first degree such as Maths, or indeed CompSci, rather than a specialist course like Actuarial Science.


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    Hello,

    I'm the Admissions Officer for the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. We offer UG degrees in both Computer Science and Actuarial Science. You can see the content of both of our degrees here:

    https://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/students/c...puter-science/
    https://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/students/a...arial-science/

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me

    Holly
 
 
 
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