Dublin City University - DCU
Dublin City University - DCU
Course Code
NFQ Type
4 Years
Full Time
CAO Points 2019
Points Change

Course Summary

This course offers a common entry route into two B.Sc. courses in Actuarial Mathematics and Financial Mathematics.

Foundational courses includes training in algebra, probability, computing and statistics. This study helps students to make an informed choice about specialisation going forward.

Students who opt for the B.Sc. in Actuarial Mathematics have the opportunity to obtain exemptions from all the Core Technical examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Both courses offer an excellent route into well-paid, rewarding careers for students who like maths, who are good at it, and who are interested in seeing how maths is used in the world of business and finance.

Course Details

College Link > DC127 - Common Entry into Actuarial and Financial Mathematical Sciences

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Language Options

Foreign language options with this course

The following language options are available to study as part of this course:

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Award Type
Unfortunately no language options appear to be available for this course!

Entry Requirements

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QQI / FET Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.


The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Career Progression

There is an 8 month paid work placement (INTRA) which provides students with the opportunity to experience a real work environment facilitating informed decision about future career choice.

Graduates find work in the fields of Investment Analysis, Trading, Risk Management, IT, Actuary Consultancy, Statistical Analysis and Data Analytics and work in the Industrial, Financial and Insurance sectors.

Further Research

Qualifax Course Page

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