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The MSc Actuarial Science is a one year full-time programme from September to the following August. Semesters 1 and 2, from September to May, cover the Core Technical subjects 1 to 8 (CT 1-8) and subject Core Applications 1 (CA1) of the examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK). Depending on your background and subject to the approval of the programme director, you may select between five and eight subjects to study. The Core Technical subjects are as follows:

Financial Mathematics (CT1)
Finance & Financial Reporting (CT2)
Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CT3)
Models (CT4)
Contingencies (CT5)
Statistical Methods (CT6)
Business Economics (CT7)
Financial Economics (CT8)

In semester 3 you will undertake independent research in an area of actuarial science under the supervision of a member of the School of Mathematical Sciences with the aim of submitting a thesis on your research findings at the end of the semester. Depending on your subject choices in semesters 1 and 2 you may also undertake advanced modules in finance at the UCD Smurfit School of Business – the modules offered will vary from year to year but possible topics may include regulation, corporate governance, ethics in finance, asset valuation, and financial management.

This programme runs for one year or 3 semesters.

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Visit the MSc in Actuarial Science page on the University College Dublin website for more details!





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