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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Actuarial Finance

Programme code:MSC-BS/ACTFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Alan Duboisee de Ricquebourg Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- Upper second class or first class bachelor degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject. For example, mathematics, statistics, economics or finance. Or the Graduate Diploma in Actuarial/Financial Mathematics offered by the School of Maths (2:1 or higher, i.e. an average mark of 60% or higher).
- A background in finance or economics is desirable but not essential.
- Must have a strong grounding in quantitative subjects with high scores in quantitative modules.
- Work experience is desirable but not essential.
- Applicants whose first language is not English will need to attain a well balanced IELTS overall test score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in writing or equivalent eg TOEFL.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

LUBS PG Board of Examiners

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:

1. Have an in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within the field of actuarial finance and the ability to apply these theories in a professional setting.

2. Be proactive problem solvers with the ability to formulate solutions to complex actuarial finance scenarios.

3. Have the skills required to critically analyse current empirical research in actuarial finance.

4. Be professional in applying actuarial finance to a broader business context.

5. Have in-depth knowledge of operations in, and the importance of, global financial markets and how it relates to actuarial finance.

6. Be able to communicate findings and recommendations in a clear and cogent manner.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5003MPortfolio Risk Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5004MCorporate Finance15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5015MProfessionalism & Ethics for Actuaries15 credits01 Jun to 31 Aug
LUBS5029MProjects in Actuarial Finance30 credits1 Jun to 31 Jul
LUBS5052MInternational Investment15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5103MMicroeconomics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5982MFinancial Reporting and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5315MApplied Statistics and Probability15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5320MDiscrete Time Finance15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5325MModels in Actuarial Science15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5330MContinuous Time Finance15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Last updated: 01/09/2021 14:39:04


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