Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours) Program

The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours) is a one year advanced undergraduate degree for high-achieving students which may be undertaken upon completion of the requirements of an undergraduate pass degree. The program enables students to expand and deepen their understanding of actuarial studies and develop highly sought after analytical, problem solving and research skills through undertaking a significant independent research thesis. The program may be a pathway into a PhD and is open to both local and international students, subject to the admission requirements that are outlined below.

Entry into the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours) program is competitive and is subject to availability of academic staff for supervision.

Specific information about the Honours program in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School can be obtained from the Honours Co-ordinator:

Dr Jonathan Ziveyi
Room 648, Level 6, East Wing, UNSW Business School Building
+61 2 9385 8006


In addition to the above requirements set by the UNSW Business School for enrolment in the program, the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies expects applicants to:

  1. Be eligible for exemption from all Part I courses from the Actuaries Institute;
  2. Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 in all core actuarial courses (the core courses are the ones that are considered for the purpose of exemption from the Part I examinations of the Actuaries Institute) in the degree in which they are currently enrolled;
  3. Have a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 in the degree in which they are currently enrolled.

Furthermore, candidates must follow a specific application procedure described in in the Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Honours) guidelines. In particular, they must submit an expression of interest (EOI) by 1 November 2015 for enrolment in 2016.

Note: Non-UNSW students must contact the Honours Co-ordinator at least one month prior to this deadline to establish whether appropriate supervision is available or not.