The MSc Actuarial Science is a full time postgraduate programme aimed primarily at students with undergraduate degrees from the disciplines of mathematics, statistics, finance, insurance or any other programme with a high mathematical content. This programme covers a series of core modules mapping to the professional exams from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) in UK and Society of Actuaries (SOA) in North America. Upon completion of this programme, the students will equip with a wide range of actuarial skills and problem-solving capabilities in risk management, stochastic modeling, data analysis, predictive analytics, and life and non-life insurance pricing and reserving etc.
The modules offered in this programme will provide strong theoretical foundations and practical skills in mathematics, statistics, insurance, actuarial science, quantitative finance and business management. Those knowledge and skills can not only apply to traditional industries such as insurance, financial markets and emerging markets, but also involve with medical and health institutions, government management institutions, industry and engineering, education and agriculture, etc.
Through the study of these core modules, students will gain professional knowledge in following fields:
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
Some of our graduates become actuarial trainees and study for professional examinations. Others embark on some of the following lucrative careers: