ACTUARİAL SCİENCE
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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Department of Actuarial Sciences, which is the first department in this field in Turkey, has been established on 20th June, 2000. Principle objective of the department is to educate modern and creative individuals by giving basic information about not only actuarial sciences, statistics, mathematics, insurance, computer sciences and finance but also sociology, psychology and philosophy.

Actuarial sciences deal with the financial effects of unpredictable events which influence the individuals' lives (birth, death, illness, accidents, disability, retirement) and the effects which influence individuals' property holdings (fire, earthquake, theft and fraud). Actuaries are educated in order to analyze the risk of occurrence, to estimate the probabilities and to form the security programs that relieve the financial effects of these events.

Actuary takes place in the ranking of top ten occupations of United States and Europe in terms of income, prestige and job satisfaction. The graduates of this department may work at insurance companies, public and private social security institutions, banks and investment firms. Graduates of this program may also take the international actuarial exams to get the authority to sign as an actuary.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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Admission, registration and approval procedures shall be carried out according to relevant provisions of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Master of Science: Degree of Master of Sciences in Hacettepe University Institute of Science Section of Actuarial Sciences.

Actuarial Science graduate programs:

-Master of Science Program: At least 24 credits / 120 ECTS and a master thesis.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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Admission to Master of Science Program in Actuarial Science is coordinated by Institue of Graduate Studies in Science.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The founding purpose of the department is to equip the students with the skills required to access information, evaluate and interpret knowledge and do scientific research, and therefore the department provides advanced level of knowledge and skills in Actuarial Science.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The graduates of this department may work at insurance companies, public and private social security institutions, banks and investment firms. Graduates of this program may also take the international actuarial exams to get the authority to sign as an actuary.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Master of Science program contains 4 semester. Students need at least 120 ECTS credits and a master thesis in order to graduate from the program.

60 ECTS of total credits must be course credits and 60 ECTS from the thesis.

90% of all courses are elective courses.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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The evaluation and grading of each course is defined for each courses in the course details. Grading is applied through the rules given in “Hacettepe University Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination” documentation.

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Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Master of Science Program: At least 24 credits / 120 ECTS and a master thesis.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Dep. Chair: Meral Sucu, Assoc. Prof.

Address: HU Faculty of Science Department of Actuarial Sciences 06800 Beytepe, Ankara TURKEY

Phone: +90 312 297 6160

Fax: +90 312 297 7998

e-mail: msucu@hacettepe.edu.tr