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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MATH3510 Actuarial Mathematics 1

15 creditsClass Size: 162

Module manager: Dr Graham Murphy

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

(MATH2530 or MATH2535) and MATH2750

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Introduction to actuarial modelling, assurances and annuities with particular emphasis on evaluation of assurances and annuities, and the calculation of premiums and reserves.


See learning outcomes.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- understand the principles of actuarial modelling, survival models and the corresponding formulas and notations, different types of assurance and annuity contracts, and the role of net premiums and reserves;
- evaluate assurance and annuity contracts and calculate net premiums and reserves.


1. Introduction to actuarial modelling
2. Survival models
3. Simple assurances and annuities
4. Evaluation of assurances and annuities
5. Net and gross premiums and reserves
6. Variable benefits and annuities

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours117.00
Total Contact hours33.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- Consolidation of course notes and background reading
- Institute and Faculty of Actuaries 'CM1 Actuarial Mathematics 1'

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback on assignments

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

There is no resit available for the coursework component of this module. If the module is failed, the coursework mark will be carried forward and added to the resit exam mark with the same weighting as listed above.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:54:42


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