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Business & Economics


BSc Actuarial Science

3 years

€2143 pa

Programme profile

Should a heavy smoker pay more for health insurance than a non-smoker? What about people with genetic diseases – should they pay more? Actuaries estimate complex financial risks regarding financial and economic crises, fire or earthquake damage, population ageing, mortality etc. So, are you good with figures and complex issues? If so, Actuarial Science is definitely the programme for you, and Amsterdam is definitely the city for you.

Thousands of factors that influence our lives are formulated into a hazard model that emulates reality as closely as possible. These models are constantly updated to ensure they accurately reflect interest rates, inflation and other rising costs, as well as demographic, ethical, legal and fiscal developments. Actuarial Science is therefore an exact degree programme, providing you with a unique insight into society and people’s lives.

Programme content

First year

In the first year, you will acquire a basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics and economics. You will be introduced to quantitative economics programmes: Actuarial Science, Econometrics, and Operations Research & Management. You examine case studies and complete assignments on the computer.

You will learn to work with advanced mathematical and statistical software such as Matlab, R and Eviews.

Second and third year

In the second and third academic years, you will take mandatory modules such as

- Basic Actuarial Science
- Probability & Statistics
- Investment Theory
- Pension Actuarial Science
- Econometrics and Operations Research

You wil deepen your understanding of the processes for mathematically translating and clarifying the financial and economic risk-management problems faced by insurers, pension funds and other financial institutions and government bodies.

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels, inc Maths [CCC, or above, preferred] plus 3 GCSEs

Scottish Students are required to have a SQC with 2 Advanced Highers {Grades A-C] and at least 4 Highers [Grades A-B]. Subjects to include Maths.

Six passes at Leaving Cert [inc 2 at H4, one of which must be Maths]



Yes: Letter of Motivation

01 October