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.
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.
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.
As an actuary you can work for a variety of employers, including:
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
The Economics and Business Career Centre (EBCC) offers various opportunities to develop your professional skills, gain experience and build connections to prepare you for your career. The EBCC offers workshops, personality tests and more to help you improve your valuable skills.
The EBCC organises large career events, often together with study associations. A selection of the offerings include:
Additionally, numerous other major career events are organised where you can connect with future employers. 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.
The career prospects for both actuaries and econometricians are very good. They are both in high demand. If you want to become a fully qualified recognised actuary or econometrician, you can specialise with a Master’s degree in Actuarial science and Mathematical Finance or Econometrics.
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.
You can find all information on the website of our Economics and Business Career Centre. Or you can take a look at their Frequently asked questions.