This course is designed for graduates of quantitative disciplines who want to kick-start a career in actuary. It provides a solid foundation in statistics, financial mathematics, economics and business finance. Upon completion of the course, your knowledge and skills could be applied to a range of industries in the financial services such as insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, investment and risk assessment.
You will be equipped with mathematical and statistical knowledge and problem-solving skills to help businesses and institutions evaluate the long-term financial implications of the decisions they make. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a minor dissertation involving the study of a number of problems specific to the insurance and financial sector.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has approved programme-level exemption status for the MSc programme in Actuarial Science at UCC in respect of their first 8 Core Technical subjects. Students may be recommended for exemption from the Institutes own professional examinations in up to 7 of these Core Technical subjects by performing sufficiently well in the corresponding examinations of the MSc programme. UCC is one of the very few universities in Ireland which can offer students the potential to receive this level of exemptions from the professional actuarial examinations.
Who teaches this course
Our teaching staff include qualified actuaries, leading mathematicians, financial mathematicians and statisticians who are nationally and internationally recognised for their research. This expertise ensures that what we teach you is current and applicable to the real workplace and current economy.
Why Choose This Course
This is an exciting new course scheduled to run for the first time in September 2013. It allows you to kick-start your career in actuary. It has similar core technical coverage to UCCs very successful undergraduate course, which, over the last number of years, has achieved close to 100% employment. Graduates of this course are expected to also have no difficulty in gaining employment.
Placement or Study Abroad Information
Given the short duration of this course (one year full-time or two year part-time), work placement is not included. However, staff who teach on the course have well-established links with many employers and have actively assisted and advised undergraduate actuarial science students on securing jobs after graduation. Finance and actuarial companies as well as actuarial recruiters regularly visit UCC during term to assist students on securing jobs.