Discover Actuarial Science and Financial Mathematics

Welcome to the BSc Actuarial Science

We are delighted that you have chosen to study Actuarial Science at Kent and we would like to help you get ready for your first year at University.

But first, here is a short introduction to the Actuarial Science programme from Ian Rogers, who is one of our Lecturers in Actuarial Science:

We will load videos to introduce some of the material you will study, and the staff you will meet.  This week, we will introduce Financial Mathematics:


In the first year, you will share some modules with students studying Mathematics and other degrees in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, so look out for videos on Probability, Mathematical Methods 1 and other topics too.

Some resources to help you prepare

If it feels like it was ages ago that you studied for your A levels, or if you missed out on some content due to Covid-19 disruption, here are some resources to prepare you for the course. We don’t expect you to complete all of it, but do look to see if there is anything that triggers your curiosity!

HELM Workbooks were written by universities with content ranging from the start of A-Level to the end of your degree. There are many worked examples and exercises for you to practice.

Of particular relevance to the Actuarial Science programmes are:

  • Section 6.1: The Exponential Function –  in particular the number e, which will make important appearances throughout your studies;
  • Section 13.2: Definite Integrals;
  • Chapters 35-39: Probability and Statistics.

You may also like to keep and use the SMSAS A-Level Formula Sheet throughout your degree.

We hope you enjoy the videos and the revision material, and we are looking forward to seeing you in September!

Here to answer your questions

If you have any questions about the Actuarial Science course, or about how tuition and campus life will be organised this year, we are happy to try to answer them.  Please email Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers, Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science