|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A research essay not exceeding 10,000 words on a topic approved by the Head of Department. The word count includes bibliography, footnotes, appendices and the number of words which would take up space used for tables, formulae and charts.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Identify and develop a suitable and feasible topic;
- Identify the bibliographic and data sources relevant to the topic;
- Analyse the literature relevant to the topic;
- Apply appropriate actuarial and quantitative methods of analysis;
- Complete a written research report.
On successful completion of this subject students should have enhanced their skills in:
- Synthesizing ideas, theories and data in developing solutions to actuarial problems;
- Critical evaluation of evidence in support of an argument or proposition;
- Recognizing when mathematical analysis is appropriate and when it is inappropriate;
- The use of software packages applicable to actuarial and statistical modelling or the implementation of models as software;
- Written communication of actuarial ideas, theories and solutions to peers and the wider community; and
- Research including the retrieval of information from a variety of sources.