Actuarial Modelling 2

Module code: MA2405

The aim of this module is to provide a grounding in the mathematical techniques which can be used to model and value cashflows dependent on death, survival, or other uncertain risks, such as life assurances and annuities. Mortality models are important as they form the basis for the pricing of these contracts. The module combines the annuity notation with the concepts of mortality to develop some useful actuarial notations and to describe, interpret and discuss mathematical techniques used to model and value cashflows which are contingent on mortality and morbidity risks.


  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 11 hours of tutorials
  • 11 practical classes and workshops
  • 104 hours of guided independent study


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