The aim of this module is to provide a grounding in the principles of modelling as applied to actuarial work – focusing particularly on deterministic models which can be used to model and value cashflows which are dependent on death, survival, or other uncertain risks. Indicative topics covered by the module include equations of value and its applications, single decrement models, multiple decrement and multiple life models. This module will cover a number of syllabus items set out in Subject CM1 – Actuarial Mathematics published by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Total contact hours: 48
Private study hours: 102
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
70% Examination, 30% Coursework
Students are provided with the study notes published by the Actuarial Education Company for Subject CM1 – Actuarial Mathematics.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 demonstrate systematic understanding of the mathematical techniques used to model and value cashflows which are contingent on mortality and morbidity risks;
2 demonstrate the capability to deploy established approaches accurately to analyse and solve problems using a reasonable level of skill in calculation and manipulation of cashflows which are contingent on mortality and morbidity risks;
3 demonstrate a basic understanding of recent developments in Actuarial Mathematics and the links between the theory of Actuarial Mathematics and their practical application.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 apply a logical mathematical approach to solving problems;
2 demonstrate skills in written communication;
3 demonstrate skills in the use of relevant information technology;
4 demonstrate skills in time management, organisation and studying.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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