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Universitat de Barcelona Master's Degree in Actuarial and Financial Sciences
Universitat de Barcelona

Master's Degree in Actuarial and Financial Sciences

Barcelona, Spain

2 Years




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 program 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 programs 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.

The languages of instruction for this course are as follows:

  • First year: Spanish
  • Second year:
    • Spanish (Applied specialization)
    • English (Advanced specialization)



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