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Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science

University College Cork

48 months
20130 EUR/year
4320 EUR/year
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This degree course in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science at University College Cork provides a solid education in the fundamentals of financial mathematics and actuarial science, as well as a strong grounding in the core disciplines of the Mathematical Sciences.


Graduates of this Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science course at University College Cork will have a broad range of quantitative numerical and computational skills that are of use in many fields. Graduates who wish to pursue an actuarial career may qualify for exemptions from some of the professional actuarial examinations, depending on performance and choice of electives, and will have the necessary preparation to undertake the remaining examinations.

A number of degree courses in the UK and Ireland correspond to some or all of the core principle exams of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries - the first stage of the professional education of an actuary.

A number of degree courses in the UK and Ireland correspond to some or all of the eight core technical subjects in the first stage of the professional education of an actuary. This degree provides a thorough education in the mathematical sciences, as well as the preparation for a career with a financial focus.

In addition to opportunities in the financial and insurance areas, and in the mathematical sciences, our graduates will have acquired analytical, computing, communication, and problem-solving skills that will open the way for a wide range of careers.


Graduates in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science can look forward to careers offering intellectual challenge, professional status, job satisfaction and high earnings.

Designing solutions to mathematical problems involving financial risk or future uncertainty places the graduate among the most highly valued professionals in the financial world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Discrete Time Financial Models
  • Introduction to Financial Mathematics
  • Derivatives, Securities and Option Pricing
  • Financial Modelling for Actuarial Science 
  • Continuous Time Financial Models
  • Computational Finance
  • Financial Mathematics Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Leaving Certificate entry requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • Special Entry Requirements: H3 in Mathematics.  Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HB3 in Mathematics.
  • Mature students: Applicants should apply directly to CAO, include a statement of interest and may be called for interview. Applicants must have studied Maths at second level or QQI/FETAC level or demonstrate involvement with Maths related areas.  Approximately three places are available for mature students.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20130 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20130 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4320 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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