Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

If you are interested in mathematics and finance and you want to learn how to use mathematics and statistics to solve real financial and actuarial problems, the Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science is the program for you.


Risk management through the lens of quantitative models

The Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science takes the critical field of risk management as its central theme, examined through the lens of quantitative models. Taught by the leading international academics of Tilburg University, content reflects the forefront of world developments in which:

  • Investors weigh risks against returns;
  • insurers limit their risks by calculating the appropriate premiums;
  • option traders balance their books by calculating the sensitivities of their positions with respect to the relevant risk factors.

Delve into these challenging worlds of continuous time finance, empirical applications, and the actuarial sciences of risk theory and asset liability management - giving you a tool-kit of highly practical skills you can apply throughout your entire financial career.

The Master's program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science offers you:

  • The best preparation for a career in the arena
    With a Tilburg University Master's degree recognized for its combined academic rigour and industry relevance.
  • Great career prospects
    The Master’s program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science is one of the programs with the best career prospects. Graduates find work easily, often before graduation, and they earn above average. They work as, for instance, risk management consultants, actuaries or investment analysts. More about the excellent career prospects.
  • Customized learning
    With a wide range of optional electives available including the possibility to follow courses from the Master's program in Finance or to customize your degree with a specialization in Pensions, Aging and Retirement.
  • The possibility to become a fully qualified actuary
    After graduation you are eligible to apply for the part-time Executive Master in Actuarial Science offered the Dutch Actuarial Institute.
  • Teaching by leading international academics
    Giving you a tool-kit of highly practical skills you can apply throughout your entire financial career.

    According to the latest Times Higher Education ranking Tilburg University is #1 in the Netherlands and #3 in Europe in the field of Economics and Business.


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Student Jeroen Dalderop

"In my opinion, the main advantage of this program is that it offers a rigorous analytical approach to topics in finance and insurance."


Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science in short

Language English
Start End of August and end of January
Duration One year. More about the courses and program structure
Title Master of Science (MSc)
Best preparatory Bachelor’s programs Econometrics and Operations Research. More about
the admission requirements and application procedure
After graduation Large financial institutions, banks and trading
houses, pension funds and insurance companies,
consultancy agencies, central banks and
other regulators, corporate treasuries,
PhD track. More about the career prospects
Rankings #11 worldwide in Business and Economics
Times Higher Education Ranking, 2016
#37 worldwide in Economics & Econometrics
QS World University Rankings
#1 in it's field according to Elsevier Best Studies
#18 in the world in Economics and Business - Global
Universities Ranking US News, 2016

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