Admission Requirements - MSc in Actuarial Mathematics – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

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.

Bachelor's degrees that automatically fulfill the academic requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)

*Bachelor's degree with legal right of admission

If your bachelor’s degree grants a legal right of admission, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Other Bachelor's degrees

Applicants with a Bacherlor's degree in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Subject elements in advanced probability (at least 15 ECTS).

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Academic requirement

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Economics or Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted, if their programme includes the following:

  • Subject elements in life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in non-life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in statistics on a measure-theoretical basis (at least 15 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in advanced probability (at least 15 ECTS).

Applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree in the following:

  • Computer Science, Physics or Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities
  • Mathematics or Mathematics-Economics from Danish or international universities

may also be admitted if their programme includes the following elements:

  • Subject elements in mathematical analysis incl. measure theory (at least 22.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in linear algebra (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in lifeinsurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in non-life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in statistics on a measure-theoretical basis (at least 15 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in advanced proability (at least 15 ECTS).

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs to meet the  admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.

Language requirements

Unless you hold a Bachelor's degree from a Danish University, you are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.