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+Entry Requirements
English • Irish • Mathematics (Min HB1 in LC or equivalent) • Three other recognised subjects

Leaving Certificate
Passes in six subjects including those shown above, of which two must be minimum HC3

Irish Leaving Certifi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points are awarded as follows:

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules

Grade Points
Distinction 70
Merit 50
Pass 30
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme is not an acceptable qualification for matriculation purposes.
Mature Applicants

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 schoolleaving qualifications are insufficient for admission. For admission in September 2016, your ...

Alternative Entry Apply to UCD

Depending on your country of origin there are a number of ways that you can obtain a place on UCD undergraduate degree programmes.

To find out more about which application requirements apply in your case go to:
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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 45
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Financial Support Grants
New entrants to the Higher Education Grants Scheme will be managed through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system, rather than through individual County Councils, Local Authorities or VECs. Some continuing students (pre-SUSI) will be managed by their existing grant authority. If you think you are eligible for a grant you should deal directly with SUSI.
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €25 Closing Date: 20th January 2016 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €40 Closing Date: 1st February 2016 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €50 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. It will prepare you for a pr...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
This is a sample pathway for a degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies. Subjects include accountancy, finance, mathematics, information management and statistics.

First Year
• Mathematics
• Economics
• Statistics
• Acc...

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 degree...

Further Enquiries Dr Shane Whelan
UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 2583
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Points History
Year Points
2015 575
2014 560
2013 570