Actuarial Science, M.Sc. | University of Lausanne | Lausanne, Switzerland
24 months
1100 EUR/year
1100 EUR/year
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This Master of Science (MSc) in Actuarial Science from University of Lausanne, offers a complete basic training for future actuaries. An actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.


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
  • Banks
  • Consultants
  • Pension funds
  • Control authorities
  • Social security systems

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Risk theory
  • Stochastic processes
  • Compound interest mathematics
  • Credibility
  • Financial mathematics
  • Actuarial modeling for insurance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 EUR per semester during 24 months.
    • CHF 580 per semester

Living costs for Lausanne

1609 - 1979 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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