As an actuary you are able to predict the future. Not really, of course. But you do use mathematics and statistics to determine the likelihood of certain events occurring in the future. An economic crisis, for example, or a fire, or a bankruptcy. During the BSc Actuarial Science you learn how to estimate risks, calculate their financial impact, and mitigate them properly. UvA is the only Dutch university offering both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s programme in Actuarial Science.
As a future expert you will analyse the financial consequences of economic developments and risks. You will use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to study uncertain future events, for example those of concern to insurance and pension companies.
During your studies we help you gain insight into the latest theories and models. Besides this, we will train you to apply them to real-life business cases.
You use mathematical knowledge to solve current issuesNousjka de Lange, student BSc Actuarial Science Read about Nousjka's experiences with this Bachelor's
Actuaries are highly sought after on the labour market. This Bachelor is a great 1st step in your journey to becoming a fully qualified actuary. As an actuary you could work for organisations such as:
If you recognise yourself in the following profile, Actuarial Science could be the right choice for you:
Do you want to find out the main differences between our Bachelor’s programmes in Actuarial Science and Econometrics? Or are you still not sure which programme is the right fit for you? Check out the infographic and compare our Bachelor’s programmes on a range of criteria to help you make your choice.
|Degree programme||BSc Actuarial Science|
|Credits||180 ECTS, 36 months|
|Language of instruction||English|