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Postgraduate course

Non-Life Insurance Mathematics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeSTAT231
  • Number of semesters1
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Teaching semester

Every second autumn - even-numbered years.

Objectives and Content

Topics covered are premium calculations, bonus systems and credibility theory. A further topic is the analysis of the risk process, including ruin theory. The calculations of total loss distributions is covered and also loss reserving methods.

Learning Outcomes

The course is meant to give a broad introduction to central issues in non life insurance such as premium estimation, loss reserving, reinsurance methods and general risk theory.

Required Previous Knowledge

The course is based on a least 30 ECTS Mathematics and 40 ECTS Statistics.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Statistical Inference, and Stochastic Processes, corresponding to the courses MAT111, MAT112, MAT121; STAT110, STAT111, STAT210, and STAT220.

Forms of Assessment

Written examination: 5 hours

Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Examination only once a year.

Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, UiB is closed for on-campus assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:

  • Written home examination instead of written examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination (New exam)

    16.02.2021, 09:00
    5 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam