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BSCC Financial Mathematics & Actuarial Studies

BSCC Financial Mathematics & Actuarial Studies

University College Cork

This degree course provides a solid education in the fundamentals of financial mathematics and actuarial science, as well as a strong grounding in the core disciplines of the Mathematical Sciences. The quantitative analytical skills developed in this course are used in a variety of settings, both commercial and non-commercial.

Graduates of this course will have a broad range of quantitative numerical and computational skills that are of use in many fields. Graduates who wish to pursue an actuarial career may qualify for exemptions from some of the professional actuarial examinations, depending on performance and choice of electives, and will have the necessary preparation to undertake the remaining examinations.

A number of degree courses in the UK and Ireland correspond to some or all of the eight core technical subjects in the first stage of the professional education of an actuary. This degree provides a thorough education in the mathematical sciences, as well as the preparation for a career with a financial focus.


Core modules include:

  • Introduction to Mechanics
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling
  • Mathematical Software
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra


Elective modules include:

  • Investment in Capital Assets
  • Introduction to Valuation and Risk
  • Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists and Mathematicians
  • Programming in C


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