In the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance we train you in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex risk management and insurance topics. If your mind is on mathematics and finance and if you would like to help companies gain insight into the financial consequences of risks, this programme could be for you.
In this Master's programme, you can choose one of our 2 tracks.
This track offers ample space for electives that can be selected to meet the entry requirements of the Postmaster Actuarial Practice Cycle. With this Postmaster, you will qualify for membership of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Society.
Develop a slightly broader foundation in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance, featuring 2 extra required courses.
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As a future expert you will analyse the financial consequences of economic developments and risks. With the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance you will develop expertise in financial risk management, both within and outside the insurance area. You can specialise in your field of interest by choosing one of 2 tracks.
Our graduates can be found working as an actuary or a risk manager in a wide variety of organisations, including:
In addition to sufficient background knowledge of mathematics, you must have a solid grasp of statistics, including some knowledge of econometrics. You are also expected to have taken courses covering investment and portfolio theory.
If you hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Actuarial Science, Econometrics, Operations Research or in another quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics or Physics, then you are eligible to apply for the programme.
Professors give useful instructions on your academic path and future career. You will notice that your classmates are intelligent and creative and it is worthwhile discussing study related matters with them.Read about Shu's experiences with this Master's
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|