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DC127
Common Entry into Actuarial and Financial Mathematical Sciences

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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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.

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From entry 2016, there will be no FET entry route for this course

In exceptional circumstances applicants from second-level schools that do not offer Higher Level Mathematics may be accepted with a Grade A2 or A1 at Ordinary Level in Mathematics.

Such candidates should contact the Registry immediately on receipt of their Leaving Certificate Results quoting (a) CAO number; (b) Leaving Certificate results and (c) address and telephone number of their school.


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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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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.



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