Program Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

The program consists of 60 ECTS, equivalent to 1680 hours of study. There are two entry moments: September and February.

Curriculum 2017/2018

The curriculum for the academic year 2017/2018 is as follows:

  • Choose 4 core courses (24 ECTS) from cluster A in semester 1 and/or 2.
  • Choose 3 QFAS electives (18 ECTS) from cluster B in semester 1 and/or 2.
  • Write a Master's thesis of 18 ECTS in semester 2 or 1.

Semester 1: September - December

The fall semester starts in September and ends in December, with most exams in December and January. It is possible to take courses from September to October only, so that February entrants will be able to focus on writing their Master’s thesis from November onward.

Semester 2: January - June

The spring semester starts in January and ends in June, with most exams in June. It is possible to take courses from January to March only, so that September entrants will be able to focus on writing their Master's thesis from April onwards.

Track Pensions, Aging and Retirement (in cooperation with Netspar)

The specialization Pensions, Aging and Retirement provides students a scientific understanding of the various aspects of aging, using theories from economics, finance, and behavioral science. Specifically, students learn how economic theories and models can be applied to create solutions for financial institutions and government policy.



Bas Werker

Professor Bas Werker about the program in Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science:

"This program helps you understand the underlying principles. As such, you will not only be able to understand current financial markets, but also be prepared for future unexpected events."

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