M.Sc. On Campus

Actuarial Science

University College Cork

12 months
18130 EUR/year
8130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This course at University College Cork is designed for graduates of quantitative disciplines who want to kick-start a career in Actuarial Science. 


Actuarial Science at University College Cork 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

This is an exciting new course allowing you to kick-start your career in actuarial science. It has similar core principle coverage to UCC’s 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theory of Annuities-Certain for Actuarial Science
  • Life Contingencies for Actuarial Science
  • Computer Analytical Techniques for Actuarial Applications
  • Application of Stochastic Methods in Actuarial Science
  • Actuarial Business & Financial Reporting Methods
  • Survival Methods for Actuarial Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2H2 honours primary degree in engineering, finance, physical or mathematical sciences, or equivalent, or a degree with a strong numerate content (as determined by the course committee)
  • You will have demonstrated by your performance in relevant modules that you have the numeracy skills required for this MSc degree course to the satisfaction of the course committee.
  • Graduates with a BSc in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science (FMAS graduates) and BSc Risk and Actuarial Studies (RAS graduates) are not eligible to apply for this course.
  • All candidates must ultimately be approved by the programme coordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18130 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /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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Updated over a year ago

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