International Foundation in Actuarial Science

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science at the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) at City, University of London.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Embedded employability

From September 2021, employability will be embedded into this pathway’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module – linking the academic language skills students learn for their degree, to the many transferable skills and competencies required to develop a highly successful career.

As part of the EAP module, students will build a career development portfolio – valuable evidence that showcases their employability skills and supports their internship and graduate job applications.

Key information

  • Progress to the Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), ranked 2nd in the world (UNL Global Research Rankings of Actuarial Science and Risk Management & Insurance 2019)
  • Gain experience using specialist computer software used on degree and in the workplace.
  • Prepare for a career as an Actuary, with an average salary of £70,822 for an Actuary in London (Glassdoor).
  • Use journals such as The Economic Review to learn about economic theory, real-world applications and data analysis.
  • Improve the language skills students need for their degree and their career through the EAP module.
  • Build a career development portfolio as part of the assessment for the EAP module, demonstrating career motivations, employability skills and career-related experiences – and can be used to support internship and job applications.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 4-6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 18-20 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-25 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from City, University of London.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Presentations.

Why City, University of London?

  • Guaranteed progression to prestigious Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) on successful completion of programme.
  • Progression to the longest established Actuarial Science degree in England.
  • Option to study a four-year degree with a one-year placement in industry.
  • Eight exemptions from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' professional exams.
Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 23 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 7 July 2023
Mon 10 July 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023


Modules

A total of 125 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Academic English and Study Skills

40 Credits

Advanced Mathematics and Statistics

20 Credits

Economics

20 Credits

Foundation Computing

20 Credits

Mathematics for Science and Computing

20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum of 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Data Analytics and Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Finance and Actuarial Science-BSc (Hons)

P
A

70%

65% with a minimum 60% in all subskills

75% Maths and minimum 65% in all other modules


Mathematics and Finance-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics with Finance and Economics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)


Mathematics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

60%

Mathematics for Science and Computing (65%)