Corne Ruwaard_alumnus QFAS

Program and courses Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

Use and develop a wide array of advanced mathematical and statistical models for risk measurement and risk management for banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, pension funds and governments. Being fully trained in generic methods for responsible risk management both in finance and in insurance, gives you a competitive advantage on the job market.

Program structure

This one-year program consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 4 core courses (24 ECTS) 
  • 3 elective courses (18 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (18 ECTS)

You can start either at the end of August or at the end of January.

Program content

Core courses
Elective courses
Workshops
Master's thesis

Programs are subject to change, so we advise our students to check their exact program in the education catalog at the official start of the academic year.


Make the most of your Master's

In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following advanced programs:

Extended Master: traineeship (+0.5 years)
QTEM program: study abroad and traineeship (+1 year)
Netspar Honors Program

Short overview of the Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science

Use a wide array of sophisticated mathematical and statistical models for various business tasks. Applications concern risk management, empirical finance, insurance, pensions and aging, and capital investment.

  • Gain knowledge in both finance and insurance to understand the interplay between financial markets and insurance markets, giving you a competitive advantage on the job market.
  • Customize your program with many electives.

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