Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance

Degree programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
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If your mind is on mathematics and finance and if you seek a career as an actuary, the Master’s programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance is for you. This programme provides balanced and rigorous training in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex insurance issues.

  • Develop your expertise in financial risk management both within and outside the insurance area;
  • after your Master’s programme, follow the APC Post-master programme (in Dutch) to qualify for membership of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Society.

The Master’s in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance (ASMF) is a stand-alone Master’s degree. The programme is unique in that its courses incorporate all the latest international developments, such as asset liability management, market-consistent pricing and sustainability of pension systems.


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive an accredited Master’s degree in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance, and the title Master of Science (MSc).

Amsterdam School of Economics

The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and teachers. The UvA, placed 50th in the QS World University Rankings for 2014, is a challenging environment where critical thinking and an independent and inquisitive mind can roam free. Thanks to a diverse influx of students and an active network of international alumni, you’ll be able to share memories with other ASE graduates for years to come.

Rankings and reputation

  • 50th in world and 1st in Netherlands (QS World University Rankings 2014). Ranked 42nd in the Faculty Area Rankings Social Sciences & Management;
  • top 50 Social Science Universities and 1st in Netherlands (Times Higher Education rankings 2013-14);
  • member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), an exclusive network of renowned research universities;
  • member of Universitas 21, a network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in 17 countries;
  • the Amsterdam School of Economics is an excellently ranked school with an international outlook and highly valued researchers and lecturers;
  • The ASE has a highly diverse student body and a vibrant community of international alumni.

Part-time programme (Dutch students only)

Refer to the link below for information on the part-time programme.

Amsterdam Executive Master in Actuarial Science (AEMAS).

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