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First year, whole year, half course, two lectures per week and 1 tutorial.

Course co-ordinator: Ms Joanna Legutko

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Actuarial Programme A.

Course outline:

The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the field of actuarial science. Topics covered

include: elementary mathematics, statistics; principles of mathematics of finance, life contingencies,

risk assessment and management, practice of investments, life insurance, general insurance and

retirement provision; and current topics. The course culminates by addressing questions concerning

professionalism and what it is to be an actuary.

DP requirements: Attempting all classwork and obtaining an overall average of 40%.


  • Tutorials and tests 40%
  • Examination 60%
  • No supplementary examinations are awarded for this course.                                                                                 

Last updated : 08 May 2018

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