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Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
12 months
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Education type
Fulltime
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Tilburg

Program description

The central theme of the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science is risk management based explicitly on quantitative models.

Investors apply risk management to weigh risk against return; insurers apply it to limit their risks by calculating the appropriate premiums, and option traders balance their books by calculating the sensitivities of their positions with respect to the relevant risk factors. Topics include continuous time fnance, empirical applications from fnance and the actuarial sciences, risk theory and asset liability management.

The MSc Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science is strongly focused on the management of fnancial risks. For students who want to continue in Actuarial Science towards the title of Actuaris AG, the QFAS program provides direct access to a post-Master professional education program offered by the Dutch Actuarial Institute.

Why Study Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science?

Investors weigh risks against returns; insurers limit their risks by calculating the appropriate premiums; option traders balance their books by calculating the sensitivities of their positions with respect to the relevant risk factors.

The Master’s in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science takes the critical field of risk management as its central theme, examined through the lens of quantitative models. Taught by the leading international academics of Tilburg University, content reflects the forefront of world developments. Delve into the challenging worlds of continuous time finance, empirical applications, and the actuarial sciences of risk theory and asset liability management - giving you a tool-kit of highly practical skills you can apply throughout your entire financial career.

A Tilburg University Master’s in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science offers you:

  • The best preparation for a career in the arena - with a Tilburg University master's recognized for its combined academic rigour and industry relevance.
  • Customised learning with a wide range of optional electives available including the possibility to follow courses from the Master's in Finance or the Pensions Aging, Aging and Retirement track
  • A foundation from which you can advance to the status of Actuaris AG (fully qualified actuary).
  • Expansive career opportunities in a broad array of directions. Our students go on to pursue successful careers everywhere from large financial institutions to regulating institutions (central banks).

Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science Career Prospects

Your Master’s in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science from Tilburg University will open up expansive career opportunities for you in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Graduates of our program are currently pursuing successful careers in large financial institutions, banks and trading houses, pension funds, insurance companies, consultancy agencies such as Mercer and Towers Watson, central banks and other regulating institutions, and corporate treasuries.

Many of our students also pursue PhDs in Economics, Econometrics or Finance before joining the business world or embarking on a scientific career at a top academic institution. 

Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science Related Programs

Besides the Master in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science, Tilburg University offers several other Finance related masters such as the MSc Finance.

See which other programs are related to the Master Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the MSc Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Tilburg University.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science program

About Tilburg University

At Tilburg University, our mission is to inspire students and faculty members to reach their full potential, and in doing so, reap a positive impact on the society around them. Our education and research is internationally inspired and is ground breaking. Tilburg is represented among the top institutes in the international university rankings.

Tilburg University educational programs instil a broad social awareness in our students along with critical personal and professional skills. Learning and development are offered at all career levels. Research endeavours aim to advance the frontiers of knowledge on issues and subjects of direct value to society – and are actively disseminated and applied within the community with this objective in mind. We play an active part in the local community and that of the region, the Netherlands and the entire world, maintaining close contact at all levels.

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Admission requirements

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 233, TOEFL internet based: 90

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