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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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You follow a common course in the first year. In year 2 you take core courses in algebra, analysis and mathematical methods along with 3 courses of their choice; In year 3 and 4 you choose from a wide range of options related to topics such as Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Maths and Theoretical Physics.

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TR031 - Mathematics

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Opportunities in the financial services industry and the actuarial field. The main areas of actuarial work include insurance, consultancy and investment.

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