Risk is opportunity – being an actuary is a shrewd career choice.
Actuarial science at Essex covers the full range of core skills essential for the profession. Our course gives you exemption from the main eight professional examinations of core technical subjects, CT1-CT8, of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA), subject to your performance on certain modules. This means you can qualify as an actuary faster upon graduation. Actuaries enjoy high rewards and have an excellent work/life balance.
This means you’ll cover Core Technical subjects as part of your course. This focus on up-to-date research findings in actuarial methodologies and actuarial applications means that you gain a solid training in actuarial modelling and actuarial analysis.
"My favourite modules were those where I was able to work hands-on with data performing analysis, building models, and learning to code. In the era of big data it is an important skill to be able to manipulate, interpret, and gain insights from your data. I had a brilliant experience at Essex, loved the Colchester Campus, and had a great relationship with the lecturers. I am currently working as a Pricing Analyst for RSA Insurance, the oldest property insurance company in the UK. I work within the SME Non-Motor team, pricing shops, offices, pubs, restaurants, hotels, tradespeople, and landlords."
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