Research

The School of Risk & Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia Business School has an active research degree in a variety of areas (including actuarial science, risk management, population ageing and superannuation). Potential applicants should refer to the school staff profiles for details.

The higher research degrees offered within the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies are the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Master of Philosophy

The Risk and Actuarial Studies Master of Philosophy (MPhil) provides an introductory but rigorous training in the research process. Research training provides the opportunity to be recognised as a leader in a specialised area of theory and/or practice of relevance to the actuarial profession. It promotes the development of analytical skills and provides high level training in research methods. It encourages the development of a rigorous and scientific approach to problem solving.

In 2014, completion of an MPhil in actuarial studies is offered as part of the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Commerce & Economics of the Business School.

Doctor of Philosophy

In the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, the PhD is designed to equip students with advanced research training in risk and actuarial studies and to promote research that makes an original and significant contribution to developments in the theory and practice of actuarial science.

Research training provides the opportunity to be recognised as a leader in a specialised area of theory and/or practice of relevance to the actuarial profession. It promotes the development of analytical and communication skills and provides high level training in research methods. It encourages the development of a rigorous and scientific approach to problem solving.

Find out more about our PhD degrees

Specific information about the PhD in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies can be obtained from the Postgraduate Research Coordinator (PGC):

Dr Bernard Wong
Quadrangle Building
2054 02 9385 2827
bernard.wong@unsw.edu.au

Admission

Entry into the PhD in risk and actuarial studies is competitive and is subject to availability of academic staff for supervision. Except in special circumstances, students are recommended to study fully time.

The admissions requirements and application procedure are described on the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Risk & Actuarial Studies page. Applicants will need to identify an area where the school has appropriate expertise – see the academic staff profiles.