Actuarial Science Project gives MSc Actuarial Science students the opportunity to conduct and gain experience of an in-depth open-ended actuarial investigation proposed by the student. The main purpose 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 comprehensive dissertation on the investigation and its outcomes. Actuarial Science Project is a primary means by which MSc Actuarial Science students demonstrate their capacity for independent learning.
The availability of this module is conditional on the suitability and feasibility of the investigation formally proposed by the student, and the availability of suitable supervision resource. Students will normally undertake Actuarial Science Project over a thirteen-week period in the summer (typically, mid-june until mid-September). The supervisor will meet regularly (usually weekly) with the student, to answer questions and provide limited advice and support. Assessment will be by means of an Actuarial Science Project dissertation, of 50-60 pages in length, to be submitted at the end of the thirteen-week period. A student considering this module must discuss it with the MATH6132 module lead in advance, no later than the beginning of semester 2, and obtain their prior approval for the investigation proposed.