Program Title

Actuarial & Financial Studies

Program Duration (Months)

48

Study Modes

Full Time

Country
Educational qualification required for admission

Higher Secondary School

Admission Criteria

University College Dublin international admission is based on a variety of factors including the students' past academic records and grades, standardized test scores, etc. If an interview is required as part of the application, the university will be in touch with the applicant through a phone call or an online interview.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Official English Proficiency Test Scores
  • 2 Letters of Academic reference/recommendation (wherever applicable)
  • Resume, CV or Portfolio (wherever applicable)
  • Letter of Acceptance issued by the University College Dublin
  • A current passport/travel document
  • 2 colored passport-sized photographs
  • Medical Insurance
  • Financial Support Statements
Program Description

If you enjoy studying Mathematics and you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, the UCD BAFS (Hons) degree could be for you. It will prepare you for a professional career in the actuarial or financial professions, but it has also been designed to be broader and more diverse than most traditional courses in actuarial science. It takes a combination of strong analytical skills, business knowledge and understanding of human behaviour to design and manage programmes that control risk and guarantee sufficient funds for the insurance and pension sectors. For example, the actuary works out the risk (e.g. the likelihood of a fire happening) and calculates how much the customer should pay for insurance cover to ensure that the insurance company has sufficient funds to pay out if the incident occurs.

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Program Level
Medium of Instruction

English

Location

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

IELTS Requirement

5.5

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🏉🏆 Former @UCDLawSchool student and Leinster and Ireland centre @Ringrose_G was recognised by the Rugby Writers of Ireland as the Men’s Player of The Year.

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🏉🏆 So proud of you @ParsonsBeibhinn! Well deserved.

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Today, Minister @SimonHarrisTD is announcing €5.4 million to help make our higher education institutions more accessible for students with disabilities through a range of measures.

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