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Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance: Quantitative Risk Management

University of Amsterdam

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Become a high-level risk professional and specialize subjects such as Financial Econometrics and Banking Risk Management in the master track Quantitative Risk Management.
Course description The economic, financial and societal developments of our times - crises, systemic risks, contagion, unemployment, aging - call for high-level risk professionals with a rigorous and solid training, that is based on forefront academic research and simultaneously explicates the practical usefulness of the methods, techniques and tools offered. This asks for a unique combination of mathematics, probability and statistics, and optimization and econometrics on the one hand, and economics, insurance and finance, and computing on the other hand.
Study subjects The specialisation Quantitative Risk Management of the Master's Programme in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance is identical to the General track, except that it requires two additional compulsory courses instead of electives. Thus, it includes six compulsory courses (36 EC), a Master's thesis (15 EC) and electives (9 EC).
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research proposal, tutorial, working group, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Economics and Business
Information about the institution A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and p


Admission requirements
  1. Most recent transcript of grades
  2. Knowledge of the linear regression model is also required, e.g. through an econometrics course or included in the statistics course. As for economics, we assume knowledge of finance, for instance a course in Investment and Portfolio Theory.
  3. Students holding a foreign academic degree should basically have the same knowledge to enter the MSc programme succesfully. Typically, a BSc in Mathematics or Physics gives the required level of calculus and linear algebra. But also a rather thorough knowledge of probability and mathematical statistics is required. More info on
  4. A GRE is compulsory
Language requirements
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL internet based 92
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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