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|Tuition Fees:||$5,494 /year|
|Applications Begin:||April 2021|
|Final Award:||Master of Commerce (MCom)|
|Start Date:||January 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Commerce|
|Course Type:||Master by Coursework & Dissertation|
|Application Deadline:||31 October 2021|
The Actuarial Science Section of the School of Management Studies offers a Master of Commerce specialising in Actuarial Science, recognising the need for high-level actuarial skills. Candidates can undertake coursework at HEQSF levels 8 and 9 that could count towards final qualification as an actuary, specialising in their preferred area of expertise.
In addition, it affords the opportunity to focus on high level (HEQSF level 9) actuarial research and thereby develop intellectual independence, self-direction and originality in tackling and solving actuarial problems. The credit dissertation weighting allows students to qualify for NRF funding
BUS5040S General Insurance
BUS5018F Life Insurance
BUS5035S Specialist Finance & Investment
BUS4027W Actuarial Risk Management
BUS4034S Professional Communication
Graduates, with an Honours level degree, who have completed the CT-series of the Examinations of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK), OR equivalently, the A100 and A200-series of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (AS) will be considered. Applicants must submit a detailed research proposal in advance and acceptance is subject to supervision capacity.
Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at http://applyonline.uct.ac.za
If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.
Graduates from an actuarial science degree program can also use their education to become:
– Business analysts
– Budget analysts
– Analysts intelligence agencies
– Research analysts
– Financial analysts
– Insurance underwriters or insurance claims adjusters
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Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).
Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
International Admin Service Fee – R4000
International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
Outside of SADC region – R300