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Learn more about the Bachelor's programmes in Actuarial Science and Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam. Our programme directors explain what you can expect of these challenging Bachelor's programmes.
Find out what our BSc Actuarial Science is about and why you should study it at the UvA.
Bachelor's student Valentine answers 5 frequently asked questions about the Bachelor's programme in Actuarial Science. She will share if you have to excel in math before you start with this Bachelor’s and she will describe a typical study week. (English subtitles)
In both Actuarial Science and Econometrics mathematics, statistics, and economics have focus. Actuarial Science is more about understanding and managing financial risks, especially in insurance and finance. Econometrics is concerned with analysing and making sense of economic relationships from a broader perspective. Goal is to help organisations in making better business and policy decisions.
You don't need any programming skills before you start Actuarial Science or Econometrics. You will learn everything you need to know in terms of programming during the Bachelor's.
Both Bachelor’s programmes are very focused on mathematics. Therefore it is an advantage if mathematics is one of your favourite subjects and you excel in it. If you want to know which level of math is required, please take a look at the entry requirements.
No, there are no differences.
The first 2 years of the programmes are identical. Therefore, you can switch after 2 years you if chose Actuarial Science, but you decide you would rather continue with Econometrics (or the other way around).
The VSAE (study association for all students of Actuarial Science and Econometrics) organises many study-related events and projects. Throughout the year they organise multiple career events in which you can have personal conversations with recruiters and participate in workshops.
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The Roeterseiland Campus (REC) is one of the 4 city campuses of the University of Amsterdam and is located in the center of Amsterdam. Most lectures of the Bachelor's programme in Actuarial Science take place at the REC.
Watch Didier's experiences with the BSc Actuarial Science. How is studying at the UvA? What does he think about the study, his fellow students and the campus?