Insurance Market Specialisation (994)

The objective of Insurance Market Specialisation (994) is to develop in the candidate the ability to conduct rigorous insurance or reinsurance related research that contributes to the body of insurance industry knowledge.

Insurance Market Specialisation (994) involves writing a dissertation of 10,000 - 11,000 words on a topic relevant to the insurance market, within 18 months of enrolment. Candidates must submit a dissertation proposal for approval, before commencing work on the final dissertation.

The dissertation should be on a topic relevant to the insurance market. It will be assessed by a panel of insurance market subject matter experts. Submissions are completed via RevisionMate, the CII's online study tool, where guidance notes support candidates whilst they complete the unit.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded the Certificate in Insurance Market Specialisation.

If you are specialising in the London Market take a look at London Market Insurance Specialisation (991)

Summary of learning outcomes

  1. Formulate a research question or problem in an area of interest that would be relevant to the Insurance Market.
  2. Apply appropriate research methodology.
  3. Draft a research proposal.
  4. Conduct research for the dissertation.
  5. Write the dissertation.


  • 10,000 - 11,000 word assignment
  • 50% pass mark

Units treated as equivalent

Due to the extent of syllabus overlap, certain combinations of current and withdrawn units will result in only one award of credits.

If a withdrawn equivalent is held you may not need to complete a current unit in order to satisfy a qualification's completion rules. Clarification should always be sought from CII Customer Service.

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RevisionMate access

Instructions on accessing your course on RevisionMate will be sent to your registered email address. This is typically within two working days of your order being placed, but may be longer, particularly if payment is made by bank transfer or the unit is available as a pre-order.