Actuaries play a vital role in strategic planning and financial management in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries. Combine the challenging Actuarial Studies degree with up to 18 months professional experience at industry-leading companies. This degree provides a solid foundation to enter the actuarial profession through studies in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, demographics, analytics and modelling.
You will graduate with excellent job prospects, thanks to the Co-op program’s assessable internship placements at sponsoring organisations. It includes 15 to 18 months of industry training with up to three different companies, including Allianz, EY, Finity Consulting, KPMG Actuaries and PwC. You can also enhance your learning experience with our overseas exchange and global practicum program. This is a scholarship program where successful applicants receive financial support.
Why choose this degree?
This degree has an outstanding scholarship program that incorporates an internship component and offers excellent job prospects with industry sponsors on graduation.
Who should choose this degree?
Those who are interested in a quantitative career in the financial services or insurance industry and are seeking financial support during your studies.
- Actuarial Studies
- Actuarial Risk Management and Analytics
- Quantitative Data Science
And a second major from:
- Business Economics
- Business Law
- Business Strategy and Economic Management
- Financial Economics
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Real Estate Studies
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
- Actuarial/insurance/wealth management/credit/forecasting/data analyst
- Asset management trainee
- Business consultant
- Investment banker
- Risk assessment officer
- Statistical research analyst
- Superannuation adviser
UNSW Business School's Career Accelerator portfolio offers students exclusive access to a suite of for-credit, co-curricular and business experience opportunities to kick start your career.
Accreditation / Professional Recognition
Students who achieve the required academic standard in their Actuarial Studies courses can gain some exemptions towards accreditation with the Actuaries Institute (Australia), Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) and the VEE credit for the Society of Actuaries (USA).