Course informationThis module is based on the earlier MTH6100 Actuarial Mathematics module. A good mark in this module can help you towards accreditation from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries CT1 and CT5 exams.
- Lecture Notes: A full set of printed lecture notes is available on this web page. Weekly handwritten notes will be uploaded after each lecture. The weekly lectures will follow the printed notes, but may differ from them in terms of content, approach and timing.
- Mid-term Exam: There will be a 40 minute mid-term exam covering material from Chapter 1 of the course (Compound Interest). This will be a combination of multiple choice and longer questions.
- Final Exam :
- Sample papers for MTH5124 are available on this webpage.
- Open Book Examination
- You will be able to take 5 A4 pages on your own notes into the exam.
- For the mid-term you will be able to take one A4 page of your own notes into the exam.
- Please read the rubric on the front of the example exams carefully.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGE IN EXAM ARRANGEMENTS
- Feedback on the material used, the course and the teaching is welcome. Please contact me by email of after lectures/tutorials.
- The usual QMUL module feedback will be requested during the module.
- Course works will be published every Monday on QMplus
- Solutions to the question marked with an asterisk (*) are to be submitted at Box 12 in the reception of the School of Mathematical Sciences (Queens Building)
- Please submit in groups of 2-4 students
- All submissions must include the day and time of your tutorial group and names, IDs and signatures for all students in the group. This is required in order to record your engagement with this module.
- Submission deadline is 17:00 of the following Monday
- Model solutions are available on QMplus
- Student Engagement
- For this module, engagement will be monitored in line with the School’s Student Engagement Policy.
- Is the exam easier as it is open book? NO it is not. However, open book exams are not here to test factual recall.; greater emphasis may be placed on your ability to understand the techniques in the module, to apply them and to interpret the results. Students often think that they can manage with less preparation for open book exams. This is not true! Prepare for an open book exam as you would for any other, taking care over the notes that you prepare to bring into the exam.
The tables in this section will be used in Chapters 2 and 3 of the course (mainly weeks 8-12).