Life Contingencies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Life Contingencies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim of the module is to provide a grounding in the mathematical techniques that can be used to model and value cashflows dependent on death, survival, or other uncertain risks. A second aim of the module is to provide students with the opportunity to be recommended for exemption from subject CT5 of the professional examinations of the Institute of Actuaries.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. apply mathematical skills to model and value cashflows associated with uncertain future events, particularly those dependent on death or survival. It wil also give students a background for the study of other professional actuarial subjects in the Core Applicatons and Specialist Technical series.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.