Actuarial & Financial Studies

University College Dublin


Course Name Actuarial & Financial Studies
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code DN230
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters BAFS (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Leaving Cert Subject Entry Requirements
H2 in Mathematics
O6/H7 in English, Irish and three other recognised subjects
Irish Leaving Certificate

Minimum entry requirements

–To matriculate on the results of the Leaving Certificate, a studen...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information Level 5/6 QQI-FET None
Mature Applicants

Expand+What is a mature applicant?
A mature applicant is anyone who is at least 23 years of age on 1 January of the proposed year of entry and whose school-leaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2018, your date of...

Alternative Entry Go to for information on alternative entry routes.
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places DN230 Places 47
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2018 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2018 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Why is this course for me?
If you enjoy studying Higher Level Mathematics for the Leaving Certificate or at A-Level and you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, the UCD BAFS (Hons) degree could be for you. An actuary is a professional ...

Subjects Taught First Year
• Mathematics
• Economics
• Statistics
• Accounting
• Computer Science
• Elective modules

Second Year
• Actuarial and Financial Studies
• Elective modules

Third Year
• Actuarial and Financial Studies includes a six month supervised professional placement in insurance and financial institutions in Ireland, the UK or the USA.

Fourth Year
Actuarial and Financial Studies
Assessment Method Assessment for each module will vary and may comprise a written exam, multiple choice questionnaires and continuous assessment activities.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career & Graduate Study Opportunities
Most BAFS graduates take positions as actuarial trainees in the following:
- Life insurance
- Pensions
- Health insurance
- General insurance

Should you achieve a sufficiently high
standard in the degre...

Further Enquiries Associate Professor Shane Whelan
UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics
Belfield, Dublin 4
+353 1 716 2583
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2017 577
2016 560
2015 575