Certificate in Insurance Studies

MQF Level 6


Insurance Studies

April 2024
Price  (Local/EU)
8 months
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Course Description

The programme delves into the structures and mechanisms of the insurance market and the various types of general and long-term insurance contracts and the principles underlying them.

Students will also cover important related areas including:
• Risk Management
• Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance
• Financial aspects and more modern considerations in the industry.

Additional knowledge is provided to students about managerial, operational, analytical, and research skills which are required of insurance professionals.
Upon learning the general insurance principles, the course will delve deeper into aspects of:
• Regulatory and legislative aspects of insurance
• Insurance products
• Retirement planning & Pensions
• Reinsurance

Beyond the core units, students will be required to undertake a project which gives them the opportunity to choose from a range of topics covered throughout the programme and focus on a particular area that is of interest to them.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:

• A related qualification at MQF Level 4


• One ‘A’ Level or equivalent and a pass in English Language*, Mathematics, and/or Business Studies at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent).

• Preference will also be given to applicants having 1 year work experience related to the study programme.

*In the case of students who do not possess all the formal required academic qualifications, then the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process could be applied such that if evidence of equivalent learning is found then the applicant could still be accepted in the course.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

• Individuals seeking to advance their academic and professional knowledge in Insurance.
• Individuals wanting to pursue a wide range of career paths within the insurance profession.
• Individuals wanting to enhance their ability to interpret, assess and communicate insurance related information.

Career Paths

This programme leads to a bachelor’s qualification that will cover the general requirements of the Chartered Insurance Institute, which will secure the competences for individuals who aspire for professional roles in this industry.

The potential positions for which this programme aims to prepare could be and are not limited to:
• Claims: Claims Handler Surveyor, Claims Executives
• Insurance Compliance Officer
• Insurance Advisor
• Insurance Business Analyst / Consultant
• Insurance Operations Executives
• Insurance Product and Business Development Executives
• Risk Management Executives
• Underwriting Executives


You are required to complete all 5 modules to obtain the Certificate in Insurance Studies

How you’ll be assessed

The course comprises:

– 6 lectures per module;
– 3-hour lectures (evening);
– 12 hours of online content per module, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.

Assessment is carried out via two mandatory components:
• Modular Assessment;
• Project Assessment

The course also includes additional, specialised support to help you write your Dissertation, including classes on Qualitative/Quantitative data analysis tools, as well as Dissertation Workshops.




The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.


Course Intake Dates

April 2024


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