O que eu aprenderei?

Are you keen on probability theory, mathematics and statistics? And are you interested in insurance, economics, accounting and law? If so, the MSc in Actuarial Mathematics might well appeal to you.

The programme is offered in English.

In the Actuarial Mathematics MSc programme you will cultivate an exciting interdisciplinary body of knowledge in mathematics, finance, insurance economics, accounting, law, probability and statistics. Actuarial mathematics is immediately relevant to modern society where security cannot be taken for granted.


You should pursue an MSc in Actuarial Mathematics if you enjoy working with numbers. You will, among other things, be engaged in addressing various types of damage insurance, life insurance, insurance economics, insurance accounting and insurance law. The degree embodies a combination of numbers, law and human welfare.

A large majority of people in modern society have a pension or insurance policy that secures their everyday life and welfare into and through retirement. Actuarial Mathematics is an indispensable field of study with regards to modern society, where a secure future cannot be taken for granted.

Competence Description

A graduate in Actuarial Mathematics has the competences required to:

Structure an inquiry into open actuarial mathematical issues, regarding both personal and general insurance mathematics.
Further develop and adapt probabilistic and statistical models for real life challenges.
Conduct independent, stringent argumentation
Independently take responsibility for his or hers own professional development and specialisation.

Career Opportunities

As an actuarial mathematician you could be hired to work for:

insurance companies
other types of financial institutions
consultancy firms.

The field is experiencing robust growth, in part due to the development of a rich theory of mathematical finance and also as a response to the reorientation that practical insurance is experiencing due to, for instance, the integration of banking, credit and insurance activities. Further reorientation of the actuarial profession has developed as a result of changes to and interpretations of the risk landscape in which catastrophe, including climate change, is becoming a more and more prominent concern. The future looks bright for you should you choose to pursue the MSc in Actuarial Mathematics.

Programme Structure

The MSc programme includes compulsory coursework in various types of actuarial mathematics and financial theory. There is also a large elective part where you can specialise in one of these areas, or perhaps in related mathematical or statistical problems. This specialisation continues with a master's thesis where you work at a scientific level with an insurance-related problem.

If you choose to study actuarial mathematics, you will be engaged in the development and application of mathematical, statistical and economic tools. These tools can be used to model, measure and manage insurance risks.

As an actuarial mathematics student, you will be studying three overarching topics intensively:

Life Insurance Mathematics – Life insurance mathematics deals with insurance in relation to major life events and includes retirement, death, disability and marriage. This typically incorporates long-term business and significant financial risk.

Non-Life Insurance Mathematics – Non-life insurance mathematics deals with insurance covering damage or injury to things or persons, typically in relation to fire, natural disasters, theft and the like. It typically incorporates short-term business with significant catastrophe risk.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Science

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

kr80.000,00 (R$ 65.016) por ano
DKK 40,000 per semester
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


University of Copenhagen

Nørregade 10,

PO Box 2177,



1017, Denmark

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have a bachelor program or equivalent with the specific major for each program. Other English language requirements: The minimum acceptable score for TOEFL is 560 on the paper test.

Para estudantes internacionais

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Actuarial Mathematics.

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (overall test score), Only the overall score will be considered.; TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT) minimum score: 83, ITP TOEFL- test minimum score: 560; Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Passed at level C1 or C2; Cambridge Proficiency (CPE): Passed at level C1 or C2.

Application deadline: 15 January

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.