M.Sc. Actuarial Science

University of Lausanne

Application deadline: 30 April
Tuition fee:
  • € 470 / Semester (EEA)
  • € 470 / Semester (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This Master's degree offers a complete basic training for future actuaries.

Most of the subjects taught involve applied mathematics, the actuary's most important working tool. Good knowledge of management, economics and information technology are also necessary to ensure an adequate level of professional expertise.

This programme fullfils the requirements of the syllabus of the Swiss Actuaries Association and prepares students to some exams of the Society of Actuaries.

Contents

Syllabus

1st semester
Compulsory courses

Probability and Stochastic Processes
Quantitative Methods for Actuaries
Actuarial Modelling: an Introduction
Mathematics of Compound Interest
Principles of Finance

24 ECTS credits

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Computational Tools for Actuaries
Financial Accounting

6 ECTS credits

2nd semester
Compulsory courses

Life Contingencies I
Risk Theory
Loss Models
Health and Life Insurance
Social Insurance
International Social Protection:
Actuarial Practice and Policy Analysis I

27 ECTS credits

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Analyse, modélisation et conception
Financial Risk Management
Health Economics
Advanced Probability
Investment

3 ECTS credits

3rd semester
Compulsory courses

Life Contingencies II
Credibility Theory
Life Insurance Actuarial Controlling
Actuarial Modelling
International Social Protection:
Actuarial Practice and Policy Analysis II
Asset Pricing

24 ECTS credits

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Derivatives
Mathématiques des caisses de pension
Seminar in International Social Protection
Prévoyance professionnelle suisse
Health Economics

6 ECTS credits

4th semester
Master thesis
30 ECTS credits

Requirements

A Bachelors degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance, Information Systems or Mathematics. Another degree or university qualification may be judged equivalent and give access to the Masters programme, with or without conditions.

The candidates application must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the final date.

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