Master of Science in Actuarial Science

University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business & Economics - HEC Lausanne

Program Description
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Master of Science in Actuarial Science

University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business & Economics - HEC Lausanne

Master of Science in Actuarial Science

This Master's degree offers a complete basic training for future actuaries.

Most of the subjects taught involve applied mathematics, the actuary's most important working tool. Good knowledge of management, economics and information technology are also necessary to ensure an adequate level of professional expertise.

This programme fullfils the requirements of the syllabus of the Swiss Actuaries Association and prepares students to some exams of the Society of Actuaries.

From the first to third semester, students follow compulsory and optional courses in the main areas of actuarial science.

The fourth semester is dedicated to writing a Master thesis or an internship dissertation.

Program Overview

-- Teaching Language: English

-- Examinations: Examinations on all subjects taught are held at the end of each semester.

-- Mobility: The students have the possibility of completing a period of mobility in a university recognised by the UNIL during their third semester of studies. They can earn a maximum of 30 credits in another institution.
The prior authorisation of the Masters' Committee is required for the recognition of credits earned abroad.

Career Opportunities

  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Consultants
  • Pension funds
  • Control authorities
  • Social security systems

Admission Requirements

Candidates must be the holder of a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Management, Finance or Business Information Systems degree awarded by a Swiss university school. Another degree or university title may be judged to be equivalent and give access to this Master's degree course, with or without further conditions.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
4 semesters
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Switzerland Lausanne
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