|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides students with the experience of carrying out research independently on each of three topics chosen by the subject’s lecturers. It involves a two-semester program of study, (students must enrol in the subjects in two consecutive semesters). For each topic, the student is required over eight weeks to conduct and present as an extended essay the results of an independent piece of actuarial science research.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Be able to work independently on prescribed topics in actuarial studies;
- Identify the bibliographic and data sources relevant to the topics;
- Analyse the literature relevant to the topics;
- Apply appropriate actuarial and quantitative methods of analysis;
- Complete written research reports.
On successful completion of this subject students should have enhanced their skills in:
- High level of development: written communication; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking.
- Moderate level of development: use of computer software; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas.
- Some level of development: oral communication; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information.