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Actuarial and Financial Engineering

University of Tartu

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
5000 EUR/year
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About

2-year master's programme prepares specialists for financial sector, banking and insurance industries in quantitative methods of risk assessment and hedging, providing knowledge and skills in two major areas - financial engineering and insurance mathematics.

Overview

2-year master's programme prepares specialists for financial sector, banking and insurance industries in quantitative methods of risk assessment and hedging, providing knowledge and skills in two major areas - financial engineering and insurance mathematics. 

The ability to derive, implement and use correctly numerical procedures for computing various financial quantities is crucial for being successful in the field of quantitative finance. It also helps to make better choices when buying an insurance policy or stock options.

Why study financial and actuarial engineering at the University of Tartu?

  • The only programme of this kind in the Nordic region, meeting EU educational standards in actuarial mathematics.
  • Special emphasis on applied mathematical models and quantitative methods.
  • After graduation, you can pursue your career at banks, insurance companies and financial authorities as an analyst, actuary or risk engineer.
  • Study at the Delta Centre, which is one of the most modern centres of digital technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship in the Nordic region.

Accreditation

https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/Riigikogu/act/503062019003/consolide

Programme Structure

The Actuarial and Financial Engineering programme comprises of the following subjects worth 120 ECTS:

  • Preparatory module (21 ECTS) - fortifies background in probability and statistics
  • Speciality module (33 ECTS) - core subjects
  • Elective module (30 ECTS) – additional and remedial courses, includes practice
  • Optional courses (6 ECTS) – all courses available at the university
  • Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)

Audience

Students interested in working in financial sector, banking and insurance industries or continuing their studies on PhD level. Sound knowledge and interest in mathematics are advantageous to succeding in this master's programme.

Lecturers

The programme manager is Meelis Käärik, Associate Professor in Probability Theory at the University of Tartu.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.7 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July)
  • Prerequisite courses: at least 24 ECTS completed in the previous level of studies in mathematics, incl. calculus, probability, statistics and 6 ECTS completed in computer science
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Tuition waivers and monthly stipends are available.

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