Actuarial and Financial Sciences

Introduction

Computer practice - Master in Actuarial and Financial Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Barcelona

An actuary is an expert in financial, demographic and insurance risk assessment, with a solid technical background in mathematics, statistics, economics and law. The master's degree in Financial and Actuarial Sciences provides the multidisciplinary training required to work as an actuary in compliance with international standards. The programme covers the Core Syllabus requirements for actuarial training established by the International Actuarial Association and the Actuarial Association of Europe
The master's degree is structured along the same lines as the most renowned university programmes in actuarial training in Europe and meets the professional requirements of the insurance and finance sectors (insurance, social welfare systems, financial tools and markets, and the assessment and management of associated risks). Therefore it also meets the training demands set out in the EU Solvency II Directive.

The course consists of 90 core credits plus 30 credits of face-to-face bridging courses. The bridging courses are subjects from the specialization in Finance and Insurance of the UB bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management.

Basic information

InteruniversityNo
Credits90
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
Specializations
  • Advanced Actuarial and Financial Models
  • Applied Actuarial and Financial Models
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Economics and Business
Number of places available40
Language(s) of instruction

  1. First year: Spanish

  2. Second year:
    • Spanish (Applied specialization )

    • English (Advanced specialization )



Approximate price per credit46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2019-2020
CoordinationMANUELA BOSCH PRINCEP