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Actuarial and Financial Sciences

New master's degree replacing the former program Actuarial and Financial Sciences

Introduction

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 program consists of 120 credits of face-to-face courses.

Learning objectives

The master's degree in Financial and Actuarial Sciences is firmly focused on the job market. As such, its main objective is to offer future actuaries high-quality, multidisciplinary training that will equip them for successful national and international careers.

In addition, the solid technical knowledge achieved makes it possible for future graduates to also acquire the appropriate training to start postgraduate studies (doctorate). The master's degree introduces the student to research and stimulates their autonomy in problem solving and decision-making in the fields of insurance and finance.

The program seeks to facilitate student exchange and professional mobility across borders, thanks to compliance with the Core Syllabus requirements.

The program offers a set of subjects that allow the student to deepen, according to their interests, in various areas of knowledge related to the application and interpretation of the techniques and methods used in the professional field of insurance and finance.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 120
Language(s) of instruction:
 
  1. First year: Spanish
  2. Second year:
    • Spanish
    • English o Spanish(Advanced specialization )

Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU or China nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2023.
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Economics and Business
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