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Postgraduate Actuarial Science

Applications for 2020 post-graduate studies are now open. Closing date for post-graduate studies in 2020 is 31 October 2019. Please visit www.sun.ac.za for details on the application process.

​​Here you can find information on the following postgraduate programmes in Actuarial Science:

Honours Programme in Actuarial Science

43214 – 778 (120) BComHons in Actuarial Science 

See the Faculty Calendar here for a detail description of this program. Modules presented in this program:

Module Code Semester (2019) Credits Compulsory Modules
Financial Economics (A205/CT8)10363-737118​****
Actuarial Risk Management (A301/CA1)12302-7741 & 260​****
Actuarial Science Research Assignment12991-7911 & 230​****
​Communications (A302)​10371-773​1 & 2​6
​Datamining **
​58777-741​1​12
​Introduction to R Programming​13074-723​1​6
Multivariate Statistical Analysis A **​10602-715​1​12
Multivariate Statistical Analysis B **​10603-745​2​12
​Stochastic Simulation *
​65250-718​1​12
Survival Analysis *​10636-746​2​12
​Time Series Analysis *
​10751-7471​12
​Financial Mathematical Statistics (A) (Stochastic Calculus)​11164-732NA​12
​Financial Mathematical Statistics (B) (Extreme Value Theory)​11165-762​2​12
​Pratical Financial Modelling​11166-736​1​6
Notes:
  • Modules denoted by ** require students to have completed the full Introduction to R (723) module.
  • Modules denoted by * require students to complete only the R Block lectures in beginning of year (0 credit module - compulsory attendance).
  • Students wishing to take Financial Mathematical Statistics should ideally (although not essentially) have completed the Financial Mathematics 378 (Maths Dept.) module.
  • Students may be able to include Actuarial Science undergraduate (Technical) courses. Such courses however will carry no credit towards the Honours degree.
  • NA modules are not presented in 2019.


Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science

43214 – 788 (120) Post Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Science

See the Faculty Calendar here for a detail description of these programmes.

The Diploma will be best suited to students who have completed an Honours degree in Actuarial Science and who wish to study further towards an actuarial qualification but who do not want, at this stage, to undertake a Master's degree (which has a significant research component).

Modules presented in thes diploma:

Module Code Semester (****) Credits Compulsary Modules
​Actuarial Risk Management (A301/CA1)​12302-774​1 & 2​60
Health and Care Technical (F101)10368-811

​1 (UCT)

40
Life Insurance Technical (F102)10372-812​140
General Insurance Technical (F103)10360-843​240
Pensions Technical (F104)10376-814​1 (UCT)40
Finance and Investment Technical (F105)10364-845​2 (UCT)40
​Finance and Investment Technical (ST6)​10365-846​2​40
Health and Care Applications (F201)10369-881​1 & 260
Life Insurance Applications (F202)10373-882​1 & 260
​General Insurance Applications (F203)​10361-883​1 & 2​60
Pensions Applications (F204)10377-884​1 & 260
​Investments Applications (F205)​10366-884​1 & 2​60
​Finance Applications (SA5)​10362-886​1 & 2​60

Note:

  • **** ​Not all of the listed modules may be offered every year. Students should contact the Department to find out which modules will be available.
  • F101, F104 and F105 will be hosted by the University of Cape Town.
  • In certain circumstances students may include Actuarial Science Honours modules. Such modules however will carry no credit towards the Diploma. 


Masters Programmes in Actuarial Science

43214 – 879 (180) MCom (Actuarial Science) – thesis option

43214 – 889 (180) MCom (Actuarial Science) – coursework option

See the Faculty Calendar here for a detail description of these programmes. Modules presented in these programmes:

Module Code Semester (****) Credits Compulsary Modules
Health and Care Technical (F101)10368-811

​1 (UCT)

40
Life Insurance Technical (F102)10372-812​140
General Insurance Technical (F103)10360-843​240
Pensions Technical (F104)10376-814​1 (UCT)40
Finance and Investment Technical (F105)10364-845​2 (UCT)40
​Finance and Investment Technical (ST6)​10365-846​2​40
Health and Care Applications (F201)10369-881​1 & 260
Life Insurance Applications (F202)10373-882​1 & 260
​General Insurance Applications (F203)​10361-883​1 & 2​60
Pensions Applications (F204)10377-884​1 & 260
​Investments Applications (F205)​10366-884​1 & 2​60
​Finance Applications (SA5)​10362-886​1 & 2​60
Thesis: ​Actuarial Science​11171-896​1 & 2​120​with 879
​Reseach Project: Actuarial Science​11170-8961 & 2​​60​with 889

Note:

  • **** Not all of the listed modules may be offered every year. Students should contact the Department to find out which modules will be available.
  • F101, F104 and F105 will be hosted by the University of Cape Town.
  • In certain circumstances students may include Actuarial Science Honours modules. Such modules however will carry no credit towards the Master's degree.


Doctoral Programme in Actuarial Science  

43214 – 978 (240) PhD (Actuarial Science)

See the Faculty Calendar here for a detail description of this program.