- 1 Years
- Full Time
- Next Intake:
- 2017/2018 September
- Contact Name:
- Kate OHanlon
- Contact Number:
- +353 (0)1 716 2452
- Fee Information
MSc Actuarial Science won the Science Postgraduate Course of the Year at the gradireland Higher Education Awards in 2016.
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
The programme provides a solid foundation in mathematics, statistics, economics and finance for future actuarial studies. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation in a topical area of actuarial science under the supervision of a member of the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics. The dissertation will allow you to develop an understanding of how the theory and principles covered in the Core Technical subjects are applied in practice. Some students will have an opportunity to avail of paid research placements with actuarial companies as a means of completing their thesis (interviews with the relevant companies will be required). The programme is suitable for students with no prior exemptions and for students who wish to add to any exemptions they already have. In addition you may also be able to take advanced courses in finance at the world class UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. You can learn more about the MSc Actuarial Science by watching Dr Adrian O'Hagan's Google Hangout on Air on UCD Graduate Courses in Actuarial Science.
As a graduate of the MSc Actuarial Science you can look forward to a career ranging from the traditional areas of insurance and pension consultancy to the rapidly expanding areas of investment and risk management. Successful graduates can expect early responsibility in their chosen career and the opportunity to work in a variety of challenging roles. Often students who undertake summer research placement with an Actuarial company progress into full employment. Throughout your actuarial career you can rely on the support and guidance of the Actuarial Profession and upon qualification you can expect a rewarding career that will continue to offer opportunities for further development. The Actuarial Profession is a global profession with actuaries in demand in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
MSc Actuarial Science (F034) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 13550
nonEU fee per year - € 23800
MSc Actuarial Science (F035) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 6910
***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.
Some students will have an opportunity of paid research placement during the summer term.
The MSc Actuarial Science offers potential exemptions from the Core Technical subjects 1 to 8 (CT1-8) of the examinations of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (UK). If you have prior actuarial exemptions you may choose to study all or part of the syllabus for examination Core Applications 1 (CA1) of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK).** The programme is therefore suitable for students with no prior exemptions and for students who wish to add to any exemptions they already have.
** No exemptions are offered from the examinations of the Institute and Faulty of Actuaries in respect of CA1.
Trainee actuary in the Product Management department of New Ireland Assurance
This course gave me the opportunity to acquire exemptions from the professional examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, which are mandatory to become a fully qualified actuary. The research placement portion of the year for me was extremely beneficial with regards to my career as an actuary. It gave me an insight into the typical day of an actuary working in the life insurance sector, and also allowed me to show my enthusiasm toward the profession and my willingness to work hard to achieve my goals. I would highly recommend the UCD MSc in Actuarial Science to those in search of a challenging yet rewarding year and looking for the perfect launching pad to their career as an actuary.