Markov Processes

Module code: MA2404

This module gives an introduction to the mathematical models that Actuaries use in their day-to-day work.  Initially, we will focus on describing general principles of risk modelling in financial and actuarial sectors. Then, after a short review of probability theory and stochastic processes, the module focuses on the theory of Markov processes and their application to financial and actuarial modelling. The module ends with a brief introduction to machine learning techniques.

Learning

  • 33 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 11 hours of tutorials
  • 104 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (70%)
  • Coursework (30%)