Most of the subjects taught involve applied mathematics, the actuary’s most important working tool. Good knowledge of management, finance, economics and information technology is also necessary to ensure an adequate level of professional expertise.
This Master of Science (MSc) in Actuarial Science from University of Lausanne fulfills the requirements of the syllabus of the Swiss Association of Actuaries and prepares students to some exams of the Society of Actuaries.
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, many transversal skills such as : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to take decisions.
This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is an excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities in financial sectors.
The following career prospects may be cited as examples :
- Insurance companies
- Pension funds
- Control authorities
- Social security systems
- Risk theory
- Stochastic processes
- Compound interest mathematics
- Financial mathematics
- Actuarial modeling for insurance
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
- Enrolment date - Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland : 28 February
DisciplinesFinance Statistics Actuarial Science View 40 other Masters in Finance in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in Economics, Management, Finance, Information Systems or Mathematics.
- Another degree or university qualification in the same field of study may be deemed equivalent and give access to the Master’s program, with or without conditions.
- English. Recommended level : C1.
International1050 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 525 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA1050 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 525 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Tuition fees (exams included) and semester fees: CHF 580.- (per semester)
Living costs for Lausanne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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