Specialise with a Master's degree
With your Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, you are guaranteed admission to the MSc programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance at the UvA. This follow-on Master’s programme aligns seamlessly with your Bachelor’s programme in Actuarial Science. The specialised knowledge and experience gained in your Master’s are assets in the job market that help you climb the career ladder. If you want to become a fully qualified recognised actuary, you can also follow the advanced post-Master’s programme at the UvA which leads to professional accreditation by the Actuarial Society of the Netherlands.
Did you take a minor in a specific discipline during your Bachelor's? If so, you may be eligible for admission to the Master's programmes relating to that discipline. For some of these, certain admission requirements apply.
Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance
Specialise further in actuarial science, by taking the 1-year, English-language Master's programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance. In this programme, you can choose from 2 tracks: the General track (preparing you for the post-Master’s programme) or the Quantitative Risk Management track (preparing you for a career in risk management).
In this 1-year academic Master’s programme you learn to conduct research in business economics subjects. Choose from 2 top-level tracks: Managerial Economics and Strategy or Neuroeconomics.
Entrepreneurship (joint degree VU and UvA)
During this exciting Master’s programme you learn how to turn opportunities into action. Thinking and feeling like an entrepreneur benefits your career as employee or business owner. This is a joint degree of VU Amsterdam and UvA.
Where do our graduates work?
As an actuary you can work for a variety of employers, including:
- insurance companies
- pension funds
- the Dutch Central Bank (the regulatory authority),
- other financial institutions and organisations
- government bodies
Not only will you earn an excellent salary, there is also a good chance you will be offered a permanent contract and an attractive benefits package.
Source: UvA Economics and Business alumni survey
Career preparation and personal development during your Bachelor's
The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) helps you develop individual skills, gain experience and build connections. The team of personal development assistants, career coaches and internship advisors assist you in increasing your employability and confidence when you take your next step after graduation. The skills and experiences you obtained through your studies, internships, and study-related secondary jobs are your currency in a rapidly evolving labour market. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you enhance and improve valuable skills.
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. Meet employers and learn about the latest developments in job searching and employment.
Think of the Career month junior, the Amsterdam career days, de FSA profession days, the International Finance Days, the Amsterdam Marketing event and the Amsterdam Recruitment event.