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MATH6132 MSc Actuarial Science Project

Module Overview

The main purpose of the module is to develop students’ skills in: identifying, organising, and directing their own work; accessing and using relevant resources, such as library and software resources; applying their actuarial, statistical, and financial knowledge and understanding in an actuarial context; and communicating their work, by writing a dissertation on the investigation and its outcomes. The Actuarial Science project is the primary means by which MSc Actuarial Science students demonstrate their capacity for independent learning.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The purpose of the project is to enable students to gain experience of research in some aspect of actuarial science or a related area, and to demonstrate your capacity for independent learning.

Learning Outcomes


• Conduct and gain experience of an in-depth open-ended investigation in actuarial science or related areas, under appropriate supervision. • Communicate the work undertaken by writing a comprehensive dissertation on the investigation and its outcomes.

Learning and Teaching

Independent Study588
Project supervision12
Total study time600



MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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