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Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance


In the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance we train you in the financial and mathematical analysis of complex risk management and insurance topics. If your mind is on mathematics and finance and if you would like to help companies gain insight into the financial consequences of risks, this programme could be for you.

Discover the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance programme and tracks

In this Master's programme, you can choose one of our 2 tracks.

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Top-5 reasons to study Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance at Amsterdam School of Economics

  1. Profit from an up-to-date curriculum anticipating big data developments 
    Learn about the latest techniques, practices and big data developments in the field of financial risk management.
  2. Connect with leading institutions
    Expect interesting guest lectures from leading institutions such as the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) or European Central Bank. They will share their visions and insights on current policy issues.
  3. Excellent career prospects
    Profit from our full research programme dedicated to the field and bring the latest insights and techniques to your employer.
  4. Become a registered actuary
    The UvA is the only university in the Netherlands where you can follow the Bachelor, Master and Postmaster in Actuarial Science. After you complete the Postmaster, you meet all educational requirements to carry the title Actuaris AG (AAG).
  5. Honours programme
    Our Honours programme is the perfect preparation for the Postmaster Actuarial Practice Cycle; for ambitious students, who are motivated to put in some extra work.

Learn to identify financial consequences of risks

As a future expert you will analyse the financial consequences of economic developments and risks. With the MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance you will develop expertise in financial risk management, both within and outside the insurance area. You can specialise in your field of interest by choosing one of 2 tracks.

Career prospects

Our graduates can be found working as an actuary or a risk manager in a wide variety of organisations, including: 

  • insurance companies
  • pension funds
  • investment and retail banks
  • consultancy firms
  • regulatory authorities
  • government institutions
Time to find a job

0-3 months

Average starting salary


Is Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance for you?

In addition to sufficient background knowledge of mathematics, you must have a solid grasp of statistics, including some knowledge of econometrics. You are also expected to have taken courses covering investment and portfolio theory.

If you hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Actuarial Science, Econometrics, Operations Research or in another quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics or Physics, then you are eligible to apply for the programme.

Shu Zang, student MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance
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Professors give useful instructions on your academic path and future career. You will notice that your classmates are intelligent and creative and it is worthwhile discussing study related matters with them. Read about Shu's experiences with this Master's
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66411
Location Roeterseiland campus