Actuaries evaluate and manage financial risks, particularly in the financial services industry. If you are good at mathematics, enjoy problem-solving and are interested in financial matters, you should enjoy studying actuarial science. On this course you also spend a year in industry, putting your academic skills into practice.The BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science at Kent is one of the few programmes available to achieve full accreditation from the UK actuarial profession and provides the first step towards qualifying as an actuary. As well as developing a core understanding of mathematical and financial concepts and statistical methods, you can gain exemption from eight of the Core Technical subjects (CT1 to CT8) of the professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. The programme also provides a good foundation for the later Core Technical subjects. By obtaining the full set of exemptions available during your degree, you could considerably reduce the time it takes you to qualify as an actuary. In addition to lectures and examples classes, you gain practical experience of working with PROPHET, the market-leading actuarial software package used by commercial companies worldwide for profit testing, valuation and model office work. There are also regular supervised classes, where you can get help and advice on the way you approach problems. This course offers a year in industry and we run the Invicta Actuarial Society, which provides good links with industry.